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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

BIM in 2019

2018 saw the biggest year-on-year growth on BIM usage and awareness since 2014

Grohe supports the growing ‘tiny house’ movement

The company sees this as a viable solution to international housing shortage in large urban areas and cities

Off-site would help with Shelter’s three million social homes vision

Insulation specialist Actis says off-site construction methods will play a key part in delivering the social homes England needs to combat homelessness

Construction output rises despite Brexit uncertainty

Figures published by the Office of National Statistics show that the UK construction sector grew by 2.1% during September to November 2018, compared with the previous three months

Cornish building company encourages health and wellbeing in the workplace

Gilbert & Goode recently offered health screening at a number of sites in Devon and Cornwall

80% of people want to increase natural light in their home

When asked about natural light, 48% said they would pay more to have a home with a greater amount of natural light and 57% said they would be more likely to buy or rent a home if it had more natural light

A route to a future workforce

Mark Gatrell, head of research & development at Sika UK, discusses the value that Sika graduate internships bring to the business

Willmott Dixon encourages supply chain to join Considerate Constructors Scheme

Willmott Dixon says it is making a huge commitment to ensuring a considerate supply chain by asking its top-tier supply chain partners to register with the Considerate Constructors Scheme

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.