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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

A Lancashire-based housing developer’s first phase of a £50 million regeneration scheme in Blackpool has already sold out.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

A committee of MPs has launched an inquiry into the capacity of the housebuilding industry and its ability to meet the demand for new homes.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Balfour Beatty has landed a £170 million contract to upgrade Heathrow Airport's baggage screening and handling systems.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

South East based timber merchant Champion Timber celebrated the opening of its 10th store in Weybridge with a successful launch event last month.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Coastline Housing has marked the start of a project to develop 90 new homes at Heartlands in Pool thanks to funding of £3.2 million from Cornwall Council and the Homes and Communities Agency.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

More than 100 construction industry leaders turned up at the House of Commons for a formal reception to launch Ecobuild 2017 with a focus on regeneration.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Output in the UK construction industry has slumped to a seven-year low with the downturn in business activity blamed on the uncertainty ahead of last month's leave vote in the EU referendum, new figures reveal.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Artisan Real Estate Investors, developers of Edinburgh’s 7.5 acre New Waverley site, have unveiled detailed plans for the second phase of construction, which will create around 220 homes and approximately 100,000 sq ft. of Grade A office space, together with new retail and restaurant provision.

Monday, 4 July 2016

The number of planning permissions granted for new homes in the first quarter of this year have remained high, according to the latest Housing Pipeline report from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and Glenigan.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Almost 60 per cent of construction workers have concerns over the effects of drugs and alcohol on the industry, according to a new survey.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Delays in installing passive fire protection could be putting workers at risk, according to one of the UK’s leading passive fire safety specialists.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Planning permission has been granted for a £6 million housing development at Tovil in Maidstone, Kent.

Friday, 1 July 2016

With the school summer holidays approaching, VPS Site Security has launched a social media campaign to warn youngsters of the risks of playing on construction sites.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Government's aim of building one million new homes by 2020 is still achievable in this parliament, although the UK's vote to leave the European Union will make it more challenging, housing ministe

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The decision on whether to build a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport has been delayed until after the election of a new Conservative leader, the Government has announced.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The University of Wolverhampton is building on its solid construction foundations by offering its first Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Management.

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Features

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 Defibshopgives 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.

2016-04-29 14:32

With female representation in the UK engineering sector the lowest in Europe more needs to be done to encourage women into the industry. Claire Cameron reports.

2016-04-15 15:22

In January, the government announced a £1.2 billion starter home fund to prepare brownfield sites for new homes.

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