Construction contracts awarded down 13.1% during 2018

The value of all construction contracts awarded in the UK in 2018 decreased by 13.1% from 2017

Problems are mounting for builders, according to new FMB survey

Growth in the construction industry could be held back by a weakening housing market, rising costs and an increasingly nervous banking sector, according to the Federation of Master Builders

Timber tops the agenda for WoodFest Sheffield

WoodFest comes to Sheffield in February with a focus on health and wellbeing, low carbon, circular economy, building performance, offsite construction and modular design

Fire safety contractors sought to help RSLs meet updated obligations post-Grenfell

Fire safety and building compliance contractors across Scotland are being invited to apply to become ‘preferred contractors’ as part of a newly launched Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) designed to help registered social landlords meet new higher standards to protect properties from smoke and fire

SIG Roofing pledges support to RoofCert

A four-year accreditation scheme that is set to transform the industry has received backing from SIG Roofing

UK Construction Manufacturers expect rise in production in 2019

The report shows that 64% of heavy side firms and 38% of those on the light side expect an increase in sales in the January-March period

BMF members favour Brexit renegotiation

Clear message for Theresa May: go back to Brussels and renegotiate the exit deal

GGF responds to government consultation on migration

The GGF argued for the apprenticeships policy to be changed to support recruitment across the sector

Former Big Issue North Vendor inspires college students

Following a life on the street, struggling with alcohol dependency, Alex Old has turned his life around and is now completing a painting and decorating course at Leeds College of Building

Vent-Axia Welcomes government Clean Air Strategy

The document proposes a number of simple measures to reduce air pollutants in the home, including regularly ventilating dwellings