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Thursday, 10 September 2015

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) wants the Government to switch the focus of its Help to Buy scheme so it supports people to buy only a part of a home rather than help them purchase the whole thing.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

The University of Lincoln has selected a construction firm to undertake a multi-million pound project to expand its existing engineering hub.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

A company that constructs extensions to houses has been fined after incorrectly working on gas flue, potentially putting lives at risk as harmful could have seeped back into the house.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

More than 60% of construction workers polled by admitted that they didn’t have an employment contract and a further 20% said that they weren’t sure whether they did have a contract or not.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

BSRIA is concerned by the fact that three quarters of surveyors believe non-adoption of BIM could seriously hinder the UK construction sector over the next year, according to research published by the RICS.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

After suffering a contraction during the economic crisis, the Irish construction sector is now rebounding with a more optimistic future outlook.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

A contractor has been appointed to carry out a £30 million improvement programme to council housing stock in a Nottinghamshire borough over the next five years.

Monday, 7 September 2015

The Housing Minister has called on young people to consider a construction career as he welcomed the first apprentices to a brickwork academy.

Monday, 7 September 2015

The Wakefield office of contractor Britcon has secure a £2 million design and build contract to transform the site of a former pub in Leeds into new council homes.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Construction output showed a "strong and accelerated rise" during August, led by the fastest rise in commercial work for five months.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Affordable housing and maintenance contractor Wates Living Space (WLS) has restructured the business to support its “ambitious” growth plans over the next four years.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Government plans to introduce a new all-industry apprenticeship levy could do more harm than good for the construction industry, according to concerns raised by BSRIA.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Two brothers have been fined £6,000 each for allowing their employees to work at height unsafely.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

An entire district built to the Passive House standard in the German city of Heidelberg has demonstrated its energy efficiency performance with flying colours, according to a new report.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

A Lockerbie company has been fined after a worker fell through a roof-light whilst installing solar panels on the roof of a barn at a property in Newton Stewart.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

A Carillion joint venture has been selected as the preferred bidder to build a state-of-the-art new hospital in the Midlands through a £430m Public Private Partnership.

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