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Thursday, 30 July 2015

New council homes built for Ealing Council, London, have made use of timber-framed structural insulated panels (SIPs) construction to deliver high eco-standards and a speedy delivery, say the developers.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

A rise in private house building and office development activity has helped to drive up workloads for Scottish building firms, according to the latest RICS survey.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

A Darwen firm have appeared in court after one of their employees, Graham Readfern (56 yrs old from Bacup), died after falling from the roof of a partly completed loft conversion project in January 2012.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Construction has begun on Phase 1 of the Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme, which will help to reduce flood risk to over 1,400 properties, including 950 homes.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The Prime Minister and Business Secretary Sajid Javid are leading the first Northern Powerhouse trade mission, taking 62 northern companies to Singapore and Malaysia, underlining the government’s commitment to the creation of a Northern Powerhouse.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

As schools up and down the country face pressure to provide extra places over the next year, a number are turning to offsite construction methods for their ability to deliver their vision at speed and with versatility.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The construction industry is unwittingly lining the pockets of suppliers by purchasing IT products at prices significantly higher than the industry standard, according to the third annual IT margins survey from KnowledgeBus.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Government's plans to cut social housing rents by one per cent a year for the next four years could force district councils to scrap plans for over 40,000 new homes, it has been claimed.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Building repair and energy efficiency specialist, Sustainable Group (UK) has become a founder member of a new refurbishment sector initiative dedicated to making net-zero-energy housing a widespread reality in Britain.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The creation of new garden villages could create one million new homes, Lord Matthew Taylor has told a conference on ‘building sustainable communities’.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Figures released today in Home Builders Federation (HBF) and Glenigan’s latest Housing Pipeline report show that planning permissions for 52,167 homes were granted in England during the first quarter of this year, a 19% increase on the 43,926 permissions in the corresponding quarter last year.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Demand for housing has hit an 11 year high but the supply of homes to buy has dipped, according to the latest market report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Monday, 27 July 2015

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is looking for firms to help with its £100m new build housing plans.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Banks and Building Societies including Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, NatWest, Santander, and Virgin Money have signed up to offer the new Help to Buy: ISA from 1 December 2015, the Chancellor has announced today.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Two companies have been fined for dangerously installing and operating gas fired tumble driers at a student hall of residence, while not Gas Safe Registered.

Friday, 24 July 2015

A national construction firm and a glazing contractor have been sentenced after pleading guilty to safety breaches after a worker fell to his death from a store front in Exeter.

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2015-07-29 12:00

The Passive House concept promises low-carbon living that doesn’t cost the Earth, and the way it is gaining ground around the world demonstrates that such claims are far from being so much hot air

2015-07-29 11:45

We look at how timber can be made more sustainable

2015-07-15 13:12

Danish delegation visit Lyng estate to gain insight into urban regeneration

2015-07-15 13:08

Could the altitude clause in BS5534 leave some contractors high and dry?

2015-07-15 12:46

Smaller assembly tools, such as nutrunners, pose just as great a health and safety risk as hammer tools when it comes to industrial noise and vibration, says Bill Harrison, Technical Manager

2015-07-01 12:56

Can the government meet its current housing pledge? We find out

2015-07-01 12:40

Anthony Albertini, partner at Clyde & Co discuses how firms can resolve construction disputes across Europe

2015-07-01 12:22

Andy Matthews, production director of the Fibercill division at National Hickman discusses the dangerous relationship between man and machine and why safety standards matter

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