Final Friday Five


As we draw towards the end of the year, there tends to be only one thing on our mind… However, this month’s favourite news from around the web has reminded us that the world doesn’t stop just because Christmas is approaching!

Homes and infrastructure get Autumn Statement boost

Philip Hammond has delivered his first Autumn Statement.

As well as upping the income tax threshold and raising the national living wage, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that there will be a £2.3 billion housing infrastructure fund to help provide 100,000 new homes in high-demand areas. A further £1.4 billion has also been committed to funding 40,000 additional affordable homes.

More information on the Autumn Statement and construction is available here.

Fuel poverty: How can UK tackle cold homes and high bills?

Some of the worst weather for years has been hitting us recently (Storm Angus made his presence well-known earlier this week), which has highlighted the need to keep warm and dry during winter months.

Take a look at this BBC article, which advises on how to tackle a cold home without breaking the bank.

World’s best architecture photography brought into sharp focus

The World Architecture Festival took place in Berlin this year, during which the world’s architecture community met to celebrate, learn, exchange and be inspired.

The National Museum in Szczecin might have won the biggie – World Building of the Year 2016 – but we’ve been taken by the photography entered into the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award.

What do you think?

Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2016: The shortlist

Each year, Management Today compiles a list of ‘Britain’s Most Admired Companies’, which assesses the reputation of the UK’s biggest businesses in the eyes of their peers.

While the winners will be announced next month, we’re proud to see that Kingspan is on the shortlist and has been recognised for achieving great things in a reputable way.

Find out more here.

Sam Jacob’s Insulation Scarf is a witty way to warm your neck

It’s that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner and we’re starting to gather our presents.

What about this perfect gift for the architect in your life?


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