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Friday, 11 April 2014

The cost of buying a home has soared 220% for first time buyers since 2001, a report from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has claimed; what’s more, the market is precariously balanced on low interest rates.

Friday, 11 April 2014

The mayor of London Boris Johnson is seeking a single partner to develop a 40ha portfolio of underused industrial sites in east London that are currently owned by the Greater London Authority.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Integrated Health Projects (IHP) has completed a £13m extension to the Countess of Chester Hospital whose design included input from over 200 staff working at the hospital.

Friday, 11 April 2014

A former builder whose sloppily built retaining collapsed, severely injuring a 61-year-old woman, has been made to pay £240 after pleading guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Construction output fell by 2.8% in February compared with January, although in the three months to the end of February output is still very marginally ahead, ONS figures reveal.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Balfour Beatty has started work on a £73m coastal defence scheme in the north west of England which is designed to protect 12,000 businesses and homes and businesses from flooding and regenerate parkland for community use.

Friday, 11 April 2014

TrustMark chairman Liz Male is among four people to have been appointed to the board of the National Energy Foundation (NEF) to strengthen is expertise.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Further evidence that the housing market may be starting to cool comes today from chartered surveying practice e.surv, whose March mortgage monitor suggests that approvals fell by 7% compared with February.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Construction union UCATT says the government’s decision to change departmental responsibility for the Gangmaster’s Licensing Authority (GLA) could weaken its effectiveness.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Brookhouse Group is about to go out to competitive tender to find a main contractor for a retail park extension it has just won planning permission for.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Balfour Beatty has completed work on a £5.4m low carbon advanced manufacturing and engineering centre in Norfolk – its third contract with client Hethel Engineering.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Commercial development in the UK grew at a slower pace in February than in January, although all sectors still saw “robust” growth, the latest Total Commercial Development Activity report from Markit Economics suggests.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Galliford Try Parternship’s northern division looks set to double its turnover from £30m to £60m in the next three years, its managing director is claiming.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Builder and architects need to put across a more forceful argument to government and the wider public about the many benefits of retrofitting older houses for greater energy efficiency, a conference held to launch a new report on the issue heard today.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

House builders tempted to substitute currently hard to find clay bricks with concrete facing bricks need to take extra care in placing them, the NHBC is warning.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Structural Timber Association (STA), which rebranded last year in an attempt to become more inclusive, has added another interest group in amalgamating with UKSIPS, the trade body representing structural insulated panels (SIP) suppliers.

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