National Construction College set to host SkillBuild National Finals

The UK’s top construction trainees will battle it out 16th-18th November at CITB’s SkillBuild National Finals. SkillBuild, the largest multi-trade construction competition in the country,...

More efficient electricity distribution thanks to new insulation material

High-voltage direct current cables which can efficiently transport electricity over long distances play a vital role in our electricity supply. Optimising their performance is...

Work begins on £4.5m development at Ravenscraig

Ravenscraig’s regeneration is continuing apace, with work underway to prepare a new development for employers, called SevenFourEight Ravenscraig. The £4.5m investment aims to attract...

Proposals to help people build their own homes welcomed by Housing...

Proposals to help more people build their own homes have been ‘warmly welcomed’ by the Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP. Richard Bacon MP’s review...

Warmer, greener and cheaper homes as government opens a triple win...

Tens of thousands of people across England are set to benefit from warmer, greener social homes, with social housing providers given the chance to...

New £4m fund launched to increase community led affordable housing

Communities will be given more opportunities to build homes in their neighbourhood thanks to a new £4 million fund launched today. Today’s new grant programme,...

Flagship housing scheme hits the market in the north east

Families and key workers are set to benefit from First Homes, the new flagship government housing scheme being made available in Newton Aycliffe, Durham. First...

Growth in the UK construction sector putting new pressure on labour...

The construction supply chain struggled to keep up with increasing new housing and infrastructure across the UK, the RICS Construction and Infrastructure Survey has...

61% of construction workers report they don’t think there is a...

A recent survey found that 61% of UK construction workers report they don’t think there is a fair representation of women working in the...

Why is the construction industry facing an imminent crisis?

The construction sector is facing a crisis because of a dearth of workers – but it means wages are soaring, according to a leading...