Actis welcomes IKEA and Skanska’s planned low cost housing move to...

The company has built 11,000 homes so far in Sweden, Norway and Finland, using sustainable offsite manufacturing methods, giving more people the opportunity to own a quality, sustainable home

Why off-site construction holds the key to quality

A roundtable discussing how off-site manufacturing can improve build standards has called for industry and government collaboration to agree tougher building regulations for off-site construction to differentiate it from traditional build methods

Grenfell two years on – the Fire Protection Association renews its...

The organisation remains firm in its message that two years after “Grenfell”, the government’s changes to building regulations and the so-called ban on combustible cladding do not go far enough in protecting buildings and the people who live in them, from fire

HS RoofClad responds to government funding of cladding replacement

After the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, Karl Sands, roofing director of Wirral-based HS RoofClad has commented on the news that more than 300 high-rise buildings still have cladding similar to that used on Grenfell

Attitudes to health and safety, as well as fire regulations, have...

On the two-year anniversary of the fire at Grenfell Tower, the Association for Project Safety has released a statement

Study suggests one in four architects consider end users as the...

Despite 60% of UK architects saying the building and construction industry is not failing when it comes to passive fire protection, it is evident that all is not right with UK fire protection

Rooflight IGU specifications ‘falling’ short of the mark

Cornwall Glass has warned the complex nature of rooflight IGU specification means specifications are frequently not fit for purpose – with installers running the risk of liabilities for injury and accident

Construction industry launches Licensing Task Force

The scheme comes after statistics reveal that One third (32%) of homeowners are put off doing major home improvement works requiring a builder because they fear hiring a dodgy builder, meaning that the UK economy could be missing out on £10bn of construction activity per year

Bristol builders saddle-up with Brompton Bike Hire

Builders on one of Bristol’s biggest developments will be adding a green tick to their environmental credentials thanks to a partnership with Brompton Bike Hire

Construction earnings fall 5.5% in May

Weekly earnings for tradespeople in the construction sector decreased last month, according to latest figures released by Hudson Contract