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Friday, 21 November 2014

Local Growth Minister Penny Mordaunt has officially signed the Tees Valley Growth Deal, a £190 million funding package that will provide a major boost to the region’s economy.

Friday, 21 November 2014

A Middlesex property development firm and a Buckinghamshire contractor have been ordered to pay a total of over £180,000 for safety failings after a worker was killed whilst driving a dumper truck during construction works at a former military base in Buckinghamshire.

Friday, 21 November 2014

The number of contracts for new homes increased for the sixth consecutive month in October and are at the highest level since 2008, according to new figures.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Less than a third (32%) of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the construction sector has a business savings account, according to research released by Aldermore.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Plans for an access road and other facilities that will open the way for the £100 million redevelopment of a former mining site have been approved.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

According to a new report by Timetric Construction Intelligence Center, mixed use projects, which include both commercial and residential construction, are dominating commercial development in Europe, in particular the UK.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

An exemption for small sites from the off-site elements of the zero carbon standard will allow more new homes to be built by small local builders.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Housebuilder, Persimmon Homes, has announced a recruitment drive to bring up to 500 ex-military personnel into the business.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

A construction firm has been fined after it ignored repeated warnings about safety at a building site for a row of terraced houses in Manchester.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious injuries to his left hand when it was caught in a stone cutting machine.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

A Tameside builder has been fined after he allowed workers to carry out unsafe roof work in Stalybridge, despite previously receiving a formal warning about the issue.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Environment Agency has reported today receiving applications to vary a permit allowing the discharge of run-off and effluent generated during construction of the proposed nuclear power station at Hinkley Point, in Somerset.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Family-owned construction services company, the Wates Group, has today acquired 100% of Walsall-based Purchase Group for an undisclosed consideration. The change of ownership is effective immediately.

Monday, 17 November 2014

London's construction industry boom is set to continues with the latest announcement of the Northern Line extension.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Main contractor GRAHAM Construction has started work on the £7.5 million project to transform Blythswood House on Glasgow’s West Regent Street into state-of-the-art student accommodation for The Glasgow School of Art.

Friday, 14 November 2014

A Cardiff building firm has been fined for safety failings after a labourer broke his right thighbone in a fall from a roof during development work.

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2014-11-19 11:04

Chris Davies, director of Prescott Jones Property and Construction Risks, part of the Prescott Jones Insurance Group explains how to satisfying lenders' insurance requirements

2014-11-19 10:48

Ashley Haines, design manager at Trelleborg talks noise and vibrations in buildings

2014-11-05 12:08

Young Brits should benefit from the thousands of apprenticeships and jobs now up for grabs as housebuilders look to build more homes in the year ahead, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has said.

2014-11-05 12:00

Construction firms can now sign up to the fair payment charter, but it’s proving controversial already says Wes Simmons, managing director of Eque2

2014-10-23 16:12

Julia Court discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the UK’s construction industry in light of robust growth predictions

2014-10-21 17:59

Mick Barker, partner at Stephen George & Partners looks at how architects often branch out into other creative occupations

2014-10-21 17:54

Jonathan Edgoose, director at MCL explains how a team of UK Manufacturers are tackling the Multi-Billion challenge

2014-10-08 09:34

A serious brick shortage in the UK has seen many house builders turn to materials such as timber but what will the long-term implications of the shift be for the industry?

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