New build and property development products – February 2022

New build and property development products – February 2022


Bridging lender, TAB will originate £100m in development finance within the next 12 to 18 months with a particular emphasis on lending to the sub-£5m section of the market which it says is currently underserved by rival lenders. Its development finance product starts from 0.9 per cent per month, with a minimum loan of £250,000 and maximum loan of £10m.


The UK’s first NetZero hoarding system is how Panthera describes its EnviroHoard product. It has an average 70 per cent lower embodied carbon than a plywood hoarding and is both recycled and recyclable, whilst also cutting down on waste wood being transported from site.


CaberDek, part of West Fraser’s CaberFloor range, is designed to withstand the elements for up to 42 days between laying the floor and fixing the roof, when installed according to manufacturer’s instructions. It’s easy to lay and, when used with CaberFix tape and CaberFix adhesive, will create a fully water-tight floor covering.


British Sugar TOPSOIL’s Landscape20 General Purpose Topsoil and General Purpose Subsoil products have been officially welcomed to NHBC Accepts. Under the scheme, products are rigorously assessed to ensure they can meet NHBC’s robust standards, enabling quicker assessment of a home for warranty and reducing the risk to the builder of delays.


A new-build family home with a sustainable vision has made extensive use of Kebony for the property’s façade. The Norwegian timber firm uses an environmentally friendly process which modifies sustainably sourced softwoods by heating the wood with furfuryl alcohol – an agricultural by-product – enhancing its durability, hardness, and dimensional stability.



Designed to reduce installation and inspection time, the Marley PVC Solvent Soil system has a new transparent expansion coupler. Its transparency means installers can easily and visually determine the 10mm expansion gap needed when inserting pipe sections on site – as required in BS EN 12056-2:2000 on each floor level in a PVC-u soil system.


Precast Structural Solutions (PSS) is a new company that specialises in the design, supply and installation of precast concrete products. The company’s avowed aim is to be a partner rather than a supplier by supporting customers through the design, supply and installation stages of their projects, along with ongoing technical support.


Updates to NHBC’s 2022 edition of its technical Standards include Chapter 3.1 ‘Concrete and its reinforcement’. There are also updates to Chapters 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 ‘Walls – external masonry, timber frame and internal’ to reflect requirement changes and a minor technical amend to 9.2 and 9.3 – ‘Floor, ceiling and wall finishes’.


Builders can design a facade online with the Vandersanden texture generator. The tool displays facing bricks and brick slips in a detailed and lifelike manner with different combinations of colour, laying pattern and joint thickness. In total, it allows more than 1.1 million combinations to be created, each of which can be downloaded with images and technical specifications.

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