Redrow agree Manchester housing deal

More than 400 affordable new family homes are planned for Harpurhey and Moston in a deal agreed between Manchester City Council and Redrow Homes.

Government unveils green housing strategy

A green transformation of Britain’s homes will take place over the next decade – making them more comfortable, warmer and cheaper to run – under new plans announced by the Government today.

£1.45m HCA grant for new homes in East Grinstead

East Grinstead, in West Sussex, is set to benefit from new and affordable homes thanks to a £1.45m grant from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Housing regeneration planned for North Manchester

North Manchester residents are being invited to find out about important plans for more than 400 affordable family homes in Harpurhey and Moston.

Green light for £15m Southampton estate regeneration

The first phase of a £15m regeneration of a Southampton council estate has been granted approval.

Rural councils to get housing advice for 10,000 new homes

Housing Minister John Healey and Rural Affairs Minister Lord Davies have today named 36 rural councils that will benefit from £1m funding for expert advice to help design and plan up to 10,000 new homes.

£112m PFI Portsmouth housing scheme up for grabs

Portsmouth City Council is seeking expressions of interest for a £112m PFI housing scheme as part of its Somerstown regeneration plans.

Government land to be used to build new homes

Housing Minister John Healey has today hailed the start of a new deal in housebuilding with the first Government-owned land being made available under the Public Land Initiative for much-needed new homes.

Bramall takes £7.6m older people`s housing contract

Bramall Construction has won a £7.6m contract to build housing for older people in Essex.

£137m West Ealing housing estate regeneration planned

A planning application has been submitted to Ealing Council for a £137m redevelopment of the Green Man Lane estate in West Ealing, London.

Countryside and L&Q take £560m Ealing estate

Housebuilder Countryside Properties and social landlord L&Q have been selected to carry out the £560m redevelopment of the South Acton Estate in Ealing, London.

House-building to hit lowest levels since 1923

The number of new homes built in England and Wales in 2009/10 will slump to its lowest level since 1923, according to new figures.

GB Building Solutions wins place on armed forces project

GB Building Solutions has been appointed as a sub-contractor to Aspire Defence on Project Allenby/Connaught and will deliver complete new build and refurbished accommodation for UK based soldiers and those returning from operations.

Lovell wins £4.3m Birmingham housing deals

Lovell has won two contracts worth £4.3m to build 50 energy-efficient council houses in Birmingham.

Waterloo Housing to build 3,000 homes after securing Barclays loan

Waterloo Housing Group plans to build 3,000 homes over the next three years, after being lent £100m by Barclays bank.

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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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