NHBC finds retirement housing is on the up

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.

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.

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.

Minister unveils £900m in New Homes Bonus allocations

The Government has announced more than £900 million for this year's New Homes Bonus (NHB) payments to councils.

Last Aviemore development goes ahead

A controversial plan to build 50 new homes, a bar and restaurant and shopping complex at the north end of Aviemore, the Scottish ski resort, has been given the go-ahead.

BBA produce robust scheme

Construction product manufacturers can now sign up to the Robust Details product verification scheme run by the British Board of Agrément (BBA). The initiative will make it easier for builders and specifiers to identify the correct products for use in Robust Details walls and floors.

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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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