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New homes offer improved energy efficiency

Families living in new homes slash fuel bills by half

Are modular homes the answer to the UK’s housing crisis?

The current housing shortage means that the UK needs to build 240,000-300,000 new homes annually until 2030

Knauf Insulation appoints Neil Hargreaves as managing director

He takes over from John Sinfield, who is leaving to pursue a new opportunity outside the company

Smoke toxicity of building cladding – new report

New research on the smoke toxicity of building cladding, published by The Fire Protection Association, calls on the government to consider the role that toxicity should play in product approvals.

Gymshark open £5 million innovation hub containing the best gym in...

The new facility is a studio and fitness centre focusing on employee wellbeing and brand innovation

The impact of EU migrants in the UK construction industry

With significant skills shortage restricting construction economic growth in the industry, James Morris, managing director at Tower Eight, provides an insight into why there is a real importance of immigration to the labour market

UK sees increase in number of high-rise buildings

The majority of those in development are residential buildings above 15 stories

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) responds to apprenticeship funding proposals...

…stating the new arrangements are a ‘fair settlement for small employers’

Survey reveals flaws in fire door usage

Ninety-five per cent of respondents said they had seen a fire door propped open in their own workplace or a public building in the last three months

Timber frame market grows share in 2018

Timber housebuilding going from strength to strength whilst commercial timber construction experiences more challenging trading conditions