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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

A decline in mortgage lending for the purpose of buying a home while borrowing for buy-to-let grows has prompted one property services business to express its alarm at the imbalance.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Turner & Townsend, the global programme management and construction consultancy, has been awarded a three-year framework by Network Rail.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Bristol City Council and Kier have ended a £14m-a-year waste collection and recycling contract following concerns over the amount of rubbish being sent to landfill.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Housing will be under the spotlight as part of the focus of a new House of Lords ad hoc committee tasked with examining policies around the built environment.

Monday, 15 June 2015

A builder has been jailed for exposing workers to asbestos while working at a commercial unit on a Colwyn Bay industrial estate.

Monday, 15 June 2015

An academic and planning expert has defended building on green belts, calling it “simple and populist” to defend them at all costs.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Help to Buy is helping to increase housing supply and get Britain building by driving demand for new-build homes. Over half of the homes bought through Help to Buy are new-build properties, contributes to the 41% rise in private house building in England since the launch of the scheme.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Housing minister Brandon Lewis has announced three multi-million pound deals to provide over 1,000 new private rental homes in London.

Friday, 12 June 2015

A Construction company has been sentenced after pleading guilty to safety failings after a 55 year old employee fell through a skylight roof.

Friday, 12 June 2015

A lifting company based in Telford has been fined after a beam weighing two tonnes fell onto an employee causing severe injuries.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

HCM Projects, which is part of Harris Construction Management, has started work on a major £7 million construction project for Britvic Soft Drinks at the company’s Swinnow Lane site in Bramley near Leeds.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

RICS has presented a gloomy prognosis for the housing market after a hoped-for post-election surge in housing supply failed to bear fruit. Instead, the stock available for sale has slumped to its lowest level since 1978 and it warns prices are likely to be up 25% five years from now.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

New research has revealed the areas within the UK where particular construction workers are struggling the most to find regular work.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The Mayor of London has confirmed plans to create a new neighbourhood, with nearly 2,000 homes and a new train station, on an empty piece of industrial land in Rainham, Kent.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

A self-build sustainable house on the outskirts of York has pushed the boundaries of carbon-neutral living with the help of a Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan air source heat pump.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Tenants have started to move into Progress Housing Group’s latest affordable housing development in Fylde.

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