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Artistic flair

The striking brick exterior of the RIBA Stirling Prize-nominated extension to Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery was achieved through the creation of a specially created colour blend, as well as a number of non-standard brick types. Building Products reports.

Acquisition gives Green Deal a new lease of life


Greenstone Finance and Aurium Capital Markets need to "learn lessons from previous Green Deal Scheme"

Decrease in new home registration

1% decrease from 2016 figures

Roofing’s young hopefuls shortlisted for national apprentice final

Not all of the apprentices are straight from school - some are career-changers

House selling in London slumps by more than a third, says...

Stamp duty rates, high prices and Brexit uncertainty to blame

Construction industry shrinks for first time since Brexit vote was confirmed

Fragile confidence and reduced appetite for risk attributed to downturn

Government approves two new apprenticeships in bricklaying and plastering

Apprentice standards to improve after Government approval, says the FMB

Stair manufacturer confidence on the rise

A new survey among UK timber stair companies has revealed ambitions for significant staff increases in the year ahead. In a poll of British Woodworking Federation...

Vegan vision

PhD student wins international award for his vision to create vegan-friendly buildings

Call to end the tyranny of cowboy builders

A licensing scheme to crush the cowboys is needed according to the majority of builders