Cala Homes to build Watford scheme

Cala Homes is set to start work on a 223 home development in Watford this autumn.

Five win South London housing refurb jobs

Five contractors have been selected for a housing construction and refurbishment contract in south London.

Leadbitter to build £1.3m care home

The Leadbitter Group is to build a new £1.3m care home for people with learning disabilities in Grayshott, Surrey.

Green light for Fair Mile scheme

Plans to build a development of 354 new homes on the derelict Fairmile Hospital site in Cholsey, Oxfordshire, have been approved by South Oxfordshire District Council.

Go ahead for £114 Brixton estate revamp

A £114m regeneration of Myatts Field North housing estate in Brixton has been approved by the London Borough of Lambeth.

Kier takes youth care home job

Kier North West has won a £17.6m contract to redevelop the Redbank Community Home in St Helens for young offenders.

Four take place on Renfrewshire Council's housing framework

Four contractors have won a place on Renfrewshire Council’s £70m five-year housing construction and refurbishment framework.

£120m Welsh housing framework up for grabs

Firms are being invited to bid for a £120m framework covering new build housing projects across Wales.

Denne wins £17m retirement home jobs

Denne Construction, part of the Leadbitter Group, has won two contracts worth a total of £17m to build retirement homes for social housing provider Saxon Weald in the South-east coastal towns of Rustington and Eastbourne.

Heron starts up housebuilding

Heron International, the European property company led by billionaire developer Gerald Ronson, is set to return to the housebuilding market following a 16 year absence.

Bellway wins £65m Pembury Circus scheme

Bellway has been selected as the development partner for the £65m Pembury Circus residential and regeneration project in east London.

BLP unveils sustainability software

BLP, the technical buildings and insurance specialist, has just announced its latest residential market product Butterfly - a sustainability software tool designed to transform the business of housing construction in the UK.

Barratt man launches new housebuilder

Adam Lawrence a former regional chairman of Barratt London has launched a new residential developer with £100m of private equity backing.

Network Housing Group gets green light for Watford scheme

Network Housing Group has received planning permission for an apartment block in Watford.

Bellway Homes buys Brentwood hospital site

More than two hundred flats and houses are set to be built on the site of a former hospital in Brentwood, after it was bought for £12m by Bellway Homes.

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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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