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ONS figures reveal decrease in construction output

Construction output decreased by 0.3% in the three months to October 2019, compared with the previous three-month period

Next government must reverse decline in construction skills, says FMB

Investment and policy reform are urgently required in order to remove barriers to builders to train more apprentices, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), in response to the Conservative Party manifesto.

Public sector beats private when it comes to tackling housing damp

Renters with private landlords are more likely to suffer due to damp and mould than those with public sector landlords, according to a YouGov poll

Bolton student fire: Fire Protection Association calls for government combustibility ban...

The UK's national fire safety organisation, the Fire Protection Association (FPA), is calling for the combustibility ban for buildings to be based upon risk rather than height alone, after student accommodation in Bolton was destroyed by fire.

UK consumers: “We need communities, not just homes”

New report reveals nationwide concern that housing developments are built too quickly, without consideration for supporting infrastructure or creating a sense of community

Rise in number of affordable homes delivered – but “nowhere near...

Pension funds model proposed to help kick-start investment in the affordable housing sector

‘Challenging’ outlook for shower equipment market

AMA Research predicts ‘subdued performance in the short term’ in Shower Market Report

Political parties must tackle late payment epidemic, says BESA

Politicians must seize the opportunity to set out meaningful plans for the built environment during the General Election, according to the Building Engineering Service Association (BESA).

Home improvement sector in need of repair, says FMB

FMB calls for National Retrofit Strategy to boost the domestic repair and maintenance sector

UKGBC unveils sector ambition for climate resilience and nature

Sector ambition statement: By 2030, all buildings and infrastructure will, throughout their lifetime, be climate resilient and maximise environmental net gains, through the prioritisation of nature-based solutions.