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Advice note on balconies on residential buildings

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has issued an advice note, which is for residential buildings with multiple dwellings, although the principles may also apply to other building types

UK taxpayers could foot a £19 billion bill because of outdated...

New research has unveiled that almost half (44.3%) of businesses in the construction industry have limited or no insight into company or project performance

Boris and Jeremy tell the BMF of their plans

Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson took part in the last of the Conservative Party Leadership Election hustings at the ExCel in London’s Docklands in front of party members, business representatives and diplomatic observers

Government ‘far too slow’ in Grenfell Tower fire response, says Committee

In a report published today, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has called on the government to recognise the need for urgency in removing dangerous cladding from existing buildings and reforming the building and fire safety regime

Brick Awards 2019 shortlist announced

The 2019 Brick Awards beat its record number of entries again this year with 349 entries across 15 hotly-contested categories

New construction investment to attract, train and retain new talent

The £17.8 million investment will help to support employers in training and retraining more skilled workers to help the industry face the skills challenges

Planning consent for micro homes in Aylesbury

The scheme provides much-needed single person accommodation for social rent using converted shipping containers to create contemporary, environmentally-friendly homes

GGF issues statement on CPR and insulating glass units

It is now six years since compliance with the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) became a legal requirement in the UK

Healthcare construction output fell by over 15% to £2.5bn in 2018

The healthcare pipeline is now mainly concentrated on smaller, lower value extension and refurbishment projects of existing facilities

New PM must intervene as construction output flatlines, warns FMB

Nearly 90% of FMB members stated that the best way the PM can prevent an economic downturn is to slash VATR on housing repair, maintenance and improvement