Hudson Contract shines light on Construction Industry Helpline

Family business partners with Lighthouse Club to support mental health

Cut VAT on home improvements to boost economy, says FMB

Construction output decreased month-on-month by 1.9% and the repair and maintenance series fell to its lowest level since December 2018

Construction and tech experts wanted to create radical fire safety solutions

Developers, engineers, building owners, tech start-ups and coders are needed to join a central London Hackathon to develop new, commercially viable solutions that will radically change the face of fire safety within UK buildings and worldwide

Framework for net zero carbon buildings launched in parliament

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has delivered a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to becoming net zero carbon by 2050, to meet the ambitions of the Paris Climate Agreement

Government to fund and speed up vital cladding replacement

Around £200 million will be made available to remove and replace unsafe cladding from around 170 privately-owned high-rise buildings

Moving physical security design up the agenda

Jacksons Fencing research highlights architects’ limited knowledge as a barrier to integrated security design

Major housebuilder launches pilot scheme to address the needs of future...

The new sustainable prototype homes have been developed following a design competition and extensive research from around the world, including Japan, the Netherlands, Finland, France and Germany

Brick manufacturing off to a bumper start in 2019

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show domestic brick manufacturing continuing to rise further, easing any concerns over product shortages

Workloads for small builders dip for first time in six years,...

“A perfect storm of diminished consumer confidence, rising material prices and increases in wages and salaries has resulted in the construction SME sector detracting for the first time in six years”, says Brian Berry

Wanted: architects to make suburbia stylish again

A new competition from IG Lintels and RIBA Journal is asking architects to re-think the suburban home and make it aspirational again