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Could lack of skills be the Achilles’ Heel of planned cladding...

Vivalda Group chairman thinks the £3.5bn fund and loans for cladding remediation is a step in the right direction – but recommends urgent investment...

Are apprenticeships the future of the construction industry?

With the ever-rising costs of university, apprenticeships were already on the rise as students looked for alternative ways to shape a career. However, with the...

MIND THE GAP

Debbie Phillips, National Business Development Manager from Keylite Roof Windows looks at the best approach to ensure your builds are not only compliant but...

UK construction secures flexes muscles again in February 2021

The UK construction industry flexed its muscles yet again in February 2021, posting an astonishing £8bn in new contract awards in the shortest month...

Government to bring an end to unsafe cladding with multi-billion pound...

Hundreds of thousands of leaseholders will be protected from the cost of replacing unsafe cladding on their homes, as Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick unveiled...

Homes England and United Trust Bank launch £250m Housing Accelerator Fund

Homes England, the Government’s housing delivery agency and United Trust Bank (UTB), an established specialist lender, have today announced a £250 million fund to...

North south divide flipped for construction professionals as research shows saving...

Economic uncertainty has seen average salaries in the construction industry fall by 2% on the year, with construction professionals across a range of on-site...

Demand for Properties Outstripping Supply as Housing Market Outpaces 2020 Performance

Figures published in January show clear evidence that the demand for properties in January 2021 has outperformed the same period last year. Demand for...

Have we fallen out of love with flats since Grenfell?

Since the Grenfell disaster in June 2017 and the ongoing scandal around unsafe cladding that has followed, it’s perhaps understandable that many buyers within...

Builders call for job saving tax breaks in Budget

SME builders are pressing the chancellor Rishi Sunak to offer a series of important tax cuts to boost employment and address dwindling workloads. The Federation...