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2017 in 2017 for Partner Construction

A County Durham-based housebuilder is celebrating reaching a milestone – building its 2017th house since it started in business – in 2017. Partner Construction is going from strength-to-strength along and its annual results recently showed an unprecedented level of growth,... View Article

Industry groups press Skills Minister for SME representation

Four construction industry bodies have asked the skills minister to reconsider the makeup of the panel chosen to select the next chair of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The National Federation of Builders, the Federation of Master Builders, the... View Article

PCL sees first rental increases in 18 months

Average rents in Prime Central London reached £573 per week in November for the mainstream market (two bedrooms or less, representing 87 per cent of the rental market). This reflects year-on-year growth of 3 per cent, compared with November 2016.... View Article

Double digit growth for builders’ merchants

Builders’ Merchants saw major increases in sales of Tools (+12.3 per cent), Plumbing Heating & Electrical (+11.4 per cent) and Heavy Building Materials (+11.1 per cent) in October 2017. These categories all saw double digit growth compared to October 2016... View Article

UK Asbestos Training Association updates rules of membership

Key terms tightened to tackle threat from unapproved agents The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) was established in 2008.  To continue to offer benefits to members and protect their position within the Industry, UKATA has overhauled its rules of membership. As UKATA membership grew to be... View Article

A Sustainable Life Complex in Antalya: SUNIS RESIDENCE

The Sunis Residence in Antalya, designed by Alpugan Architects, offers a futuristic, flexible and sustainable living complex, with an approach based on historical, natural and physical parameters of the city, the relationship established with nature, and settlement decisions integrated with... View Article

The vinyl frontier

Jason Pethard of Forbo Flooring Systems discusses the rise of vinyl specifications and the benefits of partnering with a reputable flooring manufacturer. It is without a doubt that both housebuilders and developers are feeling the pressures of not only constructing... View Article

Brownfield: Not the answer

A new report has concluded that brownfield land cannot be the only solution to the current housing crisis. Brownfield: The housing crisis solved? dispels the idea that councils do not need to release greenfield land to meet housing need. The report compares... View Article
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