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Monday, 3 October 2016

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the construction sector are saving less than any other industry, new research reveals.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Building contractor James Murphy and The Business Design Centre Ltd have been fined for breaching safety regulations after a specialist contractor suffered multiple injuries falling through a fragile skylight.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Decorean has been awarded a top safety award by Alcumus SafeContractor.

Friday, 30 September 2016

J Webber Roofing Limited has been fined £5,000 after a worker lost the use of his hands following a fall from a scaffolding ladder while assisting with chimney repairs in King’s Lynn.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Despite the overall number of new UK home registrations falling by almost 10 per cent during the summer compared to the same period a year ago, August proved a more positive month with registrations rising by 20 per cent year-on-year, new figures reveal.

Friday, 30 September 2016

A £4 million project to bring new homes and shops to Manchester’s Brunswick estate has started seven months ahead of schedule.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Bradford-based trader Mark Podstawski has been ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work for breaching safety regulations after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found poor scaffolding arrangements at a domestic property.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

To promote safety and women in the UK construction industry, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has introduced a new female mascot.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Up to 800 jobs are at risk after building materials supplier Wolseley UK announced plans to close 80 branches as part of a "major transformation programme".

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

More than 80 per cent of contractors are operating at over 75 per cent capacity and almost half at 90 per cent as the skills shortage and fears over Brexit continues, according to the latest report from Glenigan.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

A former council depot in Doncaster is being transformed with the construction of new homes.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

SES Engineering Services has secured a £43m contract on the £300m Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre at the Stanford Hall estate, near Loughborough.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Laing O’Rourke is one of nine contractors to be named on the University of Cambridge’s Estate Management framework, which has a potential total value of £500 million.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Contractor J S Wright has won a £4 million contract to fit out a London affordable homes scheme for developer Hill.

Friday, 23 September 2016

More than 30 jobs have been put at risk after historic engineering firm Mitchell Dryers Limited went into administration on Wednesday.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Despite a dip in construction new orders, housebuilding contracts rose by 13 per cent year-on-year to £1.7 billion in August as the "robust" sector continued to defy the negative Brexit predictions, reveals the latest figures from industry analysts Barbour ABI.

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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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