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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.

Monday, 17 October 2016

An independent review of Britain's construction industry which says the sector is in "inexorable decline" makes "worrying reading for anyone involved in the construction industry," says Ray Theakston of Essential Living.

Monday, 17 October 2016

A state-of-the-art rehabilitation centre for young people injured in sport to be built in Leicestershire is one step closer after revised planning was submitted for consideration.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Urban Summit Construction Ltd has been fined £15,000 after a 35-year-old worker was killed during a lifting operation while constructing 780 student accommodation apartments in Colchester.

Friday, 14 October 2016

A decline in infrastructure projects led to an unexpected fall in UK construction output in August with the sector suffering from a "Brexit hangover", according to Michael Thirkettle, chief executive of construction and property consultancy McBains Cooper.

Friday, 14 October 2016

HS2 will go ahead after new transport secretary Chris Grayling pledged his support to the railway project by telling the Transport Times HS2 conference "we’re not backing away from HS2".

Thursday, 13 October 2016

West Wycombe-based construction firm H&L Construction Solutions and Lancashire's Matthews & Leigh have each gained a funded apprentice for a year after benefiting from a national scholarship scheme.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Determined to "build a bigger, better, Greater Britain", chancellor Philip Hammond has announced the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) will be an executive agency of the Treasury from January next year.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Construction workers are the hardest working people in the UK, according to a new study.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

FM Conway has won a gold medal at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) 2016 Health and Safety Awards.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Ashe Construction has started work on a £2.1 million extension project at Hillmorton primary school in Rugby.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Cornish construction company MJL Contractors Ltd has been fined for safety failings after a worker had both legs amputated following a dumper truck crushing incident while working on a site in Perranporth.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Just one year after being launched by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), construction careers website Go Construct has scooped a top accolade at the Masters of Marketing Awards.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Brick deliveries rose by almost 10 per cent year-on-year in August to "reinforce confidence" in the sector with distribution increasing in line with housebuilding demand, according to the Brick Development Association (BDA).

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2016-11-16 10:38

According to the UK Drone Usage Report 2016, the construction sector is one of the top five industry's leading the way in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with 17 per cent of firms having utilised flying robots to scope out work and monitor projects. Gary Wilson, founding partner of Fluxx engineering, discusses the growth of the digital technology

2016-11-08 10:09

Plant failure can be catastrophic for a business and the down time entails disruption to service and loss of revenue. Jamie Ross-Davies from Ideal Heat Solutions gives his advice.

2016-09-01 10:53

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 09:20

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 09:35

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 09:05

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 09:06

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 11:48

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.

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