Demand for UK trades has risen 70 percent since lockdown ended

Demand for UK trades has boomed since the end of the initial lockdown in July 2020. Plumbers, electricians, building-maintenance firms and other trades making...

Thinking of selling up? Think again!

You may not realise it, but your home holds plenty of potential. Perhaps you feel you’ve outgrown your existing property, are dreaming of something more...

One in five chance of being bullied in the construction industry

21% of construction employees have experienced bullying in the last year. Half of these suffered from anxiety or stress as a result, with just...

Pat Billingham appointed new Chair of Board at Swan Housing Association

Swan Housing Association recently confirmed that Pat Billingham will take up the post of Chair of the Board, with effect from 1 October 2021...

Plastics in construction – how can we reduce our reliance?

In this exclusive feature for Building Products, James Ayres, Operations Director at Lime Green, leading suppliers of lime-based products for use in construction, talks...

UK manufacturers voice concerns over ‘dumping’ of cheap foreign heat pumps...

  British industry is increasingly concerned that quotas for heat pump sales, rumoured to be in the Government’s long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy, will lead...

CITB’s Levy Proposals get the backing of construction employers

Construction employers have backed CITB’s Levy Proposals to support skills and training across England, Scotland and Wales, by way of the Consensus process. The provisional...

What does the upcoming UK environmental bill mean for product manufacturers?

The Environment Bill of the United Kingdom is due to become law this autumn and it presents product manufacturers and others in the construction...

Fire safety confusion after new requirements for high-rise buildings

New planning requirements on fire safety for high-rise residential buildings came into force on August 1st and require developers to consider fire safety at...

The value of new construction contract awards might have dwindled, but...

The value of new construction contract awards recorded in August 2021 showed a fall against the previous month. But with tender activity still positive,...