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BESA welcomes heat strategy but says skills plan also needed

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the Heat and Buildings strategy published by the government this week. New gas boilers will be banned...

Evac+Chair International urging lawmakers to better protect disabled

People with disabilities are being put at risk by the lack of clarity over where responsibility lies for escaping from a building in an...

Local approach to low carbon heating to be developed by new...

Delivering low carbon heating effectively – and to everyone – will require a local approach, that can be adopted by any city or regional...

New study reveals Covid-19 decreased UK imports of building materials by...

A new study from ElectricalDirect has analysed the UK’s importing habits from 1993 to 2020, including identifying some of the UK’s top imported building...

Devastating suicide rates in male construction workers revealed in new research

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 and male construction workers are almost four times more likely to take their own life...

Government reluctance to reduce energy usage likely to harm heat pump...

Dr Marie Claire Brisbois, Senior Lecturer in Energy Policy in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School, spoke...

Thousands of new homes to be built and derelict land transformed

Thousands of new homes will be built on underused and derelict land to regenerate local areas and help people onto the property ladder, the...

Autumn Budget 2021: Dialling up the green revolution would give UK...

Ahead of the autumn budget on 27 October, Brendan Sharkey, Head of Construction and Real Estate at MHA, says that with the pandemic subsiding,...

Back on track – the construction industry comes together again at...

Earlier this month, UK Construction Week (UKCW), the country’s largest built environment event ended on a high after three days packed full of the...

British Gas prepares for heat pump growth

British Gas has become the latest organisation to sign up to the UK’s main F-Gas register REFCOM as it seeks to keep pace with...