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Friday, 31 July 2015

The NHBC has released figures showing that more retirement homes were registered to be built in the first six months of this year than in the whole of 2014.

Friday, 31 July 2015

A gas installer has been jailed after carrying out dangerous and illegal work at two homes in Hertfordshire.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Balfour Beatty Bailey, a joint venture of Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, and NG Bailey, the engineering company, today announces its appointment as preferred bidder for the £460m Hinkley Point C power station electrical package, for EDF Energy.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

New council homes built for Ealing Council, London, have made use of timber-framed structural insulated panels (SIPs) construction to deliver high eco-standards and a speedy delivery, say the developers.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

A rise in private house building and office development activity has helped to drive up workloads for Scottish building firms, according to the latest RICS survey.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

A Darwen firm have appeared in court after one of their employees, Graham Readfern (56 yrs old from Bacup), died after falling from the roof of a partly completed loft conversion project in January 2012.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Construction has begun on Phase 1 of the Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme, which will help to reduce flood risk to over 1,400 properties, including 950 homes.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The Prime Minister and Business Secretary Sajid Javid are leading the first Northern Powerhouse trade mission, taking 62 northern companies to Singapore and Malaysia, underlining the government’s commitment to the creation of a Northern Powerhouse.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

As schools up and down the country face pressure to provide extra places over the next year, a number are turning to offsite construction methods for their ability to deliver their vision at speed and with versatility.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The construction industry is unwittingly lining the pockets of suppliers by purchasing IT products at prices significantly higher than the industry standard, according to the third annual IT margins survey from KnowledgeBus.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Government's plans to cut social housing rents by one per cent a year for the next four years could force district councils to scrap plans for over 40,000 new homes, it has been claimed.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Building repair and energy efficiency specialist, Sustainable Group (UK) has become a founder member of a new refurbishment sector initiative dedicated to making net-zero-energy housing a widespread reality in Britain.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The creation of new garden villages could create one million new homes, Lord Matthew Taylor has told a conference on ‘building sustainable communities’.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Figures released today in Home Builders Federation (HBF) and Glenigan’s latest Housing Pipeline report show that planning permissions for 52,167 homes were granted in England during the first quarter of this year, a 19% increase on the 43,926 permissions in the corresponding quarter last year.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Demand for housing has hit an 11 year high but the supply of homes to buy has dipped, according to the latest market report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Monday, 27 July 2015

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is looking for firms to help with its £100m new build housing plans.

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