housebuilding

Government not doing enough to support industry jobs, shows survey

The majority of the industry believes that the government is not doing enough to support job creation off the back of the Help to Buy boom, shows the latest survey from CareerStructure.com.

Work starts on Nottingham low energy homes

Blueprint, in partnership with William Davis Ltd and asra Housing Association has started construction in Nottingham on 94 low energy homes, designed by architects Marsh Grochowski.

Funding aims to breathe new life into housing developments

It’s hoped that new government funding will help local areas unlock locally-led housing developments and accelerate local growth.

A little money and a lot of people

Crowdfunding is a relatively new concept, but could it play a part in funding future construction projects? Holly Squire investigates

Bovis reports strong growth for 2013

Bovis Homes Group has reported its final results for the financial year ended 31 December 2013 which shows a boost in profits by 46% to £82.8 million.

Delivery of new homes is slowing down, warns FMB

Growth in the private housebuilding sector slowed down in the last three months of 2013, according to the latest State of the Trade survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Housebuilding to receive a boost from increased Right to Buy discounts

The government will boost funding to help reinvigorate Right to Buy - which will see revenue from additional sales ploughed back into delivering new affordable homes for rent, which will help drive up the rate of housebuilding across the country.

Green light for £14m Darlington housing scheme

The deal has been signed on a new £14m development that will bring 106 new homes to Darlington.

Lovell wins £45m West Lothian deal

Affordable housing specialist Lovell has won a £45m contract to build 545 new homes for social rent for West Lothian Council.

Ainscough Strategic Land submits Cheshire housing plan

Ainscough Strategic Land has submitted plans to transform a former Nestlé Ski Yoghurt factory in Cheshire with 160 family homes.

Bovis Lend Lease takes MOD housing job

Bovis Lend Lease has won a £45m contract by Defence Estates - the Ministry of Defence's property arm - to build 260 homes for service families in Bulford, Wiltshire.

Plans to cut red tape for building projects

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has today pledged to put the full weight of the new Coalition Government behind cutting red tape and making it easier for developers to get projects started and the homes the country needs built.

£300m London and Essex housing deal up for grabs

Contractors are being invited to bid for a £300m new build framework covering East London and Essex.

Willmott Dixon lands £23m Essex estate deal

Wilmott Dixon has won a £23m contract from Old Ford Housing Association for the second phase of regeneration work on the Mardyke estate in Rainham, Essex.

Two to battle it out for £1bn Gateshead housing scheme

Gateshead Council has narrowed the shortlist of bidders for its £1bn housing scheme to two developers.

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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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