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In the rush to build more homes standards are slipping, says HomeOwners Alliance

The need to build more homes was a recurrent theme of the 2015 General Election. But the new Government's drive to deliver on it's promise of 200,000 new homes could be undermined by a public put off by 'rabbit hutches'.

UK construction output bounces back as house building rises

British construction output bounced back in March, offering signs that the sector might be ending a period of weakness, as private-sector house-building rose for the first time in six months.

BDA forecasts post election housing building boom

The Brick Development Association (BDA) has welcomed the renewed focus on private sector housebuilding resulting from the general election.

Lack of affordable housing is a 'national emergency', says RICS

RICS has called the shortage of affordable housing in the UK a “national emergency” and called for a “coherent and coordinated” strategy to build more homes of all tenures.

Jewson looks to build better communities

Builders’ merchant, Jewson, has been asking people up and down the country to nominate community projects that are in need of a transformation.

Build homes for older people, says social landlord

A social landlord specialising on retirement homes has backed a call for the construction of half a million new homes, but argued that building specialist homes for older people will bring wider benefits for everyone.

Burj Dubai is worlds tallest building

Burj Dubai is now the tallest building in the world and it has not even been completed yet.

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Features

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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