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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A starter home concept built out of used coffee cups – well, not quite – was praised for its radical ingenuity by industry experts at Grand Designs Live.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Offsite manufacturing offers the construction industry a “clear way forward” in meeting the challenges presented to it by the Farmer Review, according to a senor figure at Stewart Milne Timber Systems.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Liverpool City Council and two of its contractors have been ordered to pay over £1 million in fines following health and safety failings that left one man dead and another seriously injured during roadworks on a busy city centre road.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Uncertainty surrounding Brexit and land value losses is causing private housing developers to hold back on developments, experts at law firm Clarke Willmott LLP claim.

Monday, 24 October 2016

A self-build system using timber-frame modules that can be assembled to make a two-bedroom home for less than £50,000 has won the 2016 ‘Starter Home on a Shoestring’ ideas competition.

Friday, 21 October 2016

To celebrate its 40th anniversary The Midas Group has broken ground on a number of major projects across the South West, South East and Wales.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Electrical engineering apprentice Mark Savage from New College Lanarkshire has been crowned Scotland’s top first-year apprentice.

Friday, 21 October 2016

The majority of oil spills on construction sites are causing unnecessary environmental damage due to inadequate cleaning practices, according to national safety equipment firm OnSite Support.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Seddon Construction has started work on a multi-million pound northern hub at the National College for Nuclear in Cumbria.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Turner & Townsend has completed a major state-of-the-art office project for tech giants Microsoft in Munich, Germany.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Plans for a £1bn development that would create an entire waterfront community beside the Manchester Ship Canal in Trafford have been given the green light by the council.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Consumer demand for building work stayed strong in the three months following June's EU Referendum result, new figures reveal.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Southern Housing Group has signed agreements for two new residential schemes in the borough of Runnymede, Surrey.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

A timber-frame engineering company has thrown its weight into the housing market with the launch of its own housebuilding business.
SJ Roberts Homes (SJRH) operates in the Shropshire and Mid-Wales areas, and is working on the initial stages of its first flagship scheme of 173 homes in Shrewsbury.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Richardson & Peat has completed the building of the Cullum Centre at Rodborough School in Surrey which will give students on the autism spectrum specialist support to reach their potential in a mainstream school.

Monday, 17 October 2016

The construction industry’s hopeful football stars will be swapping their toolboxes for shin pads as they show off their skills at this year’s UK Construction Week, which gets underway tomorrow.

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2016-09-01 11:53

Firms are embracing new methods of construction with a study revealing the majority have used innovative techniques in the last three years. Claire Cameron takes a look at what is on offer

2016-08-03 10:20

In the wake of the vote to leave the EU, the potential impact of Brexit on development needs to be considered, specifically in terms of environmental regulations and State aid, as well as the possible impact on UK infrastructure projects, in particular the proposed Heathrow expansion and Hinkley Point C, says Mark Northey, a partner in the projects team at Ashfords LLP.

2016-07-25 10:35

The UK has an ageing population – effectively, this means that for the first time ever there are more people of pensionable age than children under the age of 16 in this country.

2016-07-05 10:05

Defibrillators located on construction sites can save your life. Rosa Mitchell from independent supplier Defibshop gives her advice.

CONSTRUCTION workers are often faced with a multitude of dangers at work, from the risk of electrical hazards to excavation and trenching accidents.

2016-07-01 10:06

Claire Cameron investigates the topic of daylighting and how the use of windows and rooflights can help bring sunlight into buildings all year round.

WITH increasing energy costs and concerns about global warming, the use of windows and rooflights to bring sunlight indoors is gaining momentum as more people look to natural sources to save money and the environment.

2016-06-28 12:48

Within days of the announcement of the Brexit vote, we’ve seen major construction company stocks crash by almost a quarter, says Chris Ingram, managing director of Cornish-based underfloor heating specialists Continental Underfloor.

2016-06-15 15:36

Commercial vehicles can drive success. Claire Cameron looks at why firms should upgrade and whether it is best to buy or rent a new fleet. With expert advice from David Brennan, CEO of Nexus Vehicle Rental, Dominic Reid of Northgate Vehicle Hire, Gareth Jones of Dawsonrentals Vans and light commercial vehicle industry consultant Tim Cattlin.

2016-06-08 10:21

The UK’s European Union referendum is proving to be a hugely divisive topic with the population split between leaving and staying. A potential Brexit on June 23 could have far-reaching consequences throughout almost every aspect of life from house prices to immigration policies. But what would leaving the EU mean for the construction sector? Those working in the industry give Builder & Engineer magazine their views.

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