Affordable Homes

Government plans to build 13000 homes on public land

Ground-breaking new policy will see the government fast-track the building of thousands of affordable homes on publicly owned land.

Sentinel converts Basingstoke office block to new market-rent flats

A housing association is working with an interior fit-out company to convert an empty office block in Basingstoke to new residential accommodation.

We must build more affordable homes before they run out, says Shelter

There are only 43 family homes at an affordable price left in London – and one of them is a houseboat, according to Shelter. England as a whole has a mere 42,185.

Ambitious plans for housing, flood defence and roads set out in National Infrastructure Plan 2014

A radical new approach to housing, £2.3 billion of investment in flood defences and £15 billion of road improvements have been set out as part of the government's National Infrastructure Plan 2014.

Coastal Housing plans for £5.5million residential development in Swansea

Coastal Housing Group has acquired a 1.5 acre site from the Welsh Government for a £5.5m residential development on SA1 Swansea Waterfront which will not only create a range of affordable homes but also create training opportunities during construction.

William Davis begins work on new Coventry housing

A former Severn Trent office building in the heart of Coventry has been demolished to make way for a brand new affordable housing scheme.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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