Revamped NHBC Standards rolled out to UK housebuilders

The NHBC has published its new-look Standards for the house building industry.

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.

Private sector boosts NHBC new home registrations

The first new home figures for 2015, revealed today by NHBC, show that registrations for the rolling quarter are up 13% on the same period 12 months ago.

New home registrations continue to outperform 2013 levels, reports NHBC

New home registrations across the UK remain ahead of last year’s figures, with the latest rolling quarter revealing an 8% increase on the same period in 2013, according to new figures released by NHBC.

UK house building hits highest level for seven years

New house building figures released by NHBC show that new home registrations have hit their highest level since 2007.

NHBC announces second series of Home User Guide seminars

In response to growing demand from builders and following successful events held in the summer, NHBC have announced a second series of seminars to showcase the NHBC HUG system.

NHBC new home registrations show modest increase on last year

New figures released today by NHBC show that the number of new homes being registered across the UK remains slightly ahead of corresponding statistics for last year.

NHBC’s new home registrations continue to rise

The latest registration statistics from NHBC show that the number of new homes registered across the country remains up compared to corresponding 2013 statistics, building on the high volumes seen over the past 18 months.

NHBC launches recruitment drive

An increase in housebuilding activity has spurred the NHBC to launch one of its largest recruitment drives in the organisation's history.

House builders warned over concrete bricks

House builders tempted to substitute currently hard to find clay bricks with concrete facing bricks need to take extra care in placing them, the NHBC is warning.

Record total for new homes in London

The number of new homes in London registered with the NHBC last year was the highest since records began 26 years ago, new figures reveal.

Pride in the Job winners announced

Site managers from Miller Homes, Taylor Wimpey North Midlands and Mactaggert & Mickel Homes were among the five supreme winners at the NHBC’s Pride in the Job Awards, announced last week.

Hemp and straw could be a risky choice for new build homes says NHBC

Interest is growing in the use of natural crop-based building materials such as hemp and straw but they could be a risky choice for new homes a new report by the NHBC Foundation has found.

NHBC registrations rise by 30%

The number of new houses registered with the NHBC between September and November was 30% up on the same period last year, the organisation has revealed.

Labour pledges 200,000 homes a year

An incoming Labour government would make housebuilding a priority and commit to building 200,000 homes a year by 2020, Ed Balls said this week.

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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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