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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Fewer homes would have been built last year if the Help to Buy equity loan scheme (HTB1) wasn’t there to bolster demand, according to Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB).

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A two-day inspection initiative of basement projects in high-value London boroughs is to be carried out by the Health and Safety Executive next week.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Contractor Forrest has been appointed by Merseytravel to deliver a £82,000 ground-mount solar PV project at the mouth of the Kingsway tunnel on Ford Street in Liverpool.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £12m scheme to develop an onshore substation to facilitate the transfer of electricity from the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in North Wales to the National Grid for DONG Energy.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Eric Wright Civil Engineering (EWCE), part of the Eric Wright Group, has helped to safeguard one of England’s rarest animals thanks to a complex design and build project in the Lake District at Ennerdale Water.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Britain needs to build more affordable homes across the board, rather than focusing efforts on one group of people, said a housing association chief in reaction to the Government’s discounted Starter Homes plan.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The number of new homes built in Scotland last year has risen by 6% compared to the previous year according to the latest housing statistics.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

More than half small and medium sized businesses in the UK construction sector say that trading conditions are improving, with 52% saying that they will invest in their business during 2015.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

UK construction companies indicated a further acceleration in output growth during February, driven by the fastest increase in new orders since October 2014.

Monday, 2 March 2015

A new campaign aimed at promoting modern apprenticeships as career options for young women has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Monday, 2 March 2015

A new report produced by the BRE Trust and the Energy Services and Technology Association aims to help facilities managers and building operators bridge the energy performance gap in their building portfolio, so consumption and costs can be reduced for business benefit.

Monday, 2 March 2015

A building firm has been fined after an eight-and-half-month pregnant woman and her husband showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at their home in Kirkby.

Monday, 2 March 2015

A Liverpool NHS Trust has been fined £10,000 after it emerged its workers may have been exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Balfour Beatty's joint venture, Gammon Construction, has won a HK$3.2 billion (c.£270 million) contract to build a major residential development building in Hong Kong.

Friday, 27 February 2015

The first new home figures for 2015, revealed today by NHBC, show that registrations for the rolling quarter are up 13% on the same period 12 months ago.

Friday, 27 February 2015

An investigation into the death of a worker installing guttering at a home in Llandudno found he was using an unsafe ladder, a court heard today.

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Features

2015-03-25 14:02

Stuart Thomson, public affairs consultant, and Dougal Ainsley, solicitor at Bircham Dyson Bell discuss the changing face of the procurement process

2015-03-25 13:49

Phil Harrison, managing director at Wates Construction discusses if Birmingham could be the next boom town when it comes to construction

2015-03-09 14:18

Is e-learning the solution the construction industry needs to help revolutionise safety and awareness training? Jeremy Melhuish investigates

2015-03-09 14:08

For National Apprentice Week, the CEO of Nylacast, Mussa Mahomed, tells us why he believes apprentices are the future

2015-03-09 13:54

Glen Irwin, MEP & sustainability manager at Stepnell looks at the factors influencing the lack of progress in the retrofit industry

2015-02-24 13:16

The construction industry’s reluctance to use digital technology is retrogressive and unrealistic… but things are starting to change, says Benjamin Dyer of Powered Now

2015-02-24 13:13

Tracey Jackson from Howells Patent Glazing says the firm is aiming high when it comes to the year ahead

2015-02-11 12:54

Gillian Econopouly, head of policy and research at CITB believes more still needs to be done to address the skills shortage

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