housebuilding

Stradform wins Birmingham contract

Stradform has won a £5.5m residential contract for Dasim Developments.

Galliford Try buys housebuilder

Galliford Try said today it will buy housebuilder Linden for £136m.

House builders challenged to tackle climate change

The house-building industry has this week been challenged to speed up its response to climate change in a new government-backed initiative.

Galliford Try wins affordable housing contract

Galliford Try has won a £10.75m affordable housing contract in Barking, East London.

Taylor Woodrow optimistic about UK operations

UK housing market remains good, says contractor.

ISG Jackson confirmed on two new framework deals

ISG Jackson yesterday announced two new framework partnerships.

MOD site makes way for 400 new homes

The Ministry of Defence today said it has sold the former Princess Mary Hospital site at RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire, to Kings Oak Homes for £31.5m.

Latest figures for starts and completions

The latest figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government show new housing starts and completions in England slowed down with starts down 9 per cent and completions down by 1 per cent up to the quarter ending September 2006.

Mixed picture for small contracting firms

Small and medium sized contractors claim a boost in work, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) said yesterday.

Galliford Try strong after expansion

Galliford Try has agreed £225m with its banks to accommodate its plans for expansion.

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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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