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Industry leaders join CIOB and Stronger Together to tackle modern slavery in the construction sector

Today is Anti-Slavery Day in the UK, and the Chartered Institute of Building and Stronger Together are pleased to announce that industry leaders including Saint-Gobain, Westfield and Willmott Dixon will be joining them in spearheading a pioneering collaborative initiative to tackle modern slavery in the construction sector . Recent figures released... View Article

Attending to the details

The refurbishment of a luxury five bedroom house in Fulham, London, shows how SME builders can set their properties apart from the herd. Jack Wooler reports. Comprising 1,300 ft², the once-modest property at 25 Furness Road, Fulham has been refurbished... View Article

BrickVest comment on inflation five year high

Commenting on how UK CPI inflation has hit a five year high, Emmanuel Lumineau, CEO at BrickVest, said: “The UK’s relative economic strength post Brexit has now waned as consumers begin to feel the impact of rising inflation. Higher interest rates... View Article

PJA Engineering enjoying rapid growth

A Birmingham company set up to provide house builders and commercial developers with environmental management services has seen staff numbers almost quadruple in less than a year. PJA Engineering (PJAe), based at Seven House in Longbridge, launched at the end... View Article

How long should new build homes last?

By Steve Mansour, Chief Executive Officer, CRL When looking at structural longevity, it’s difficult to look past well-known historical buildings that are not only largely structurally secure, but prove a point about how long a structure can withstand the elements.... View Article

Construction firms least prepared for Brexit, survey finds

Construction firms are trailing businesses from other sectors when it comes to preparing for Brexit according to the latest YouGov survey commissioned by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM. RSM’s Brexit Monitor survey of middle market businesses found that... View Article

A template for sustainable design

A new headquarters in the Netherlands has shown that a non-traditional approach to project delivery and a hands-on approach to sourcing material can pay dividends. Field trips to other countries to look at materials and an engaged team of sub-contractors,... View Article

HBA: Planning reform is vital for rural communities

According to the Sunday Times, the chancellor of the Exchequer is preparing to announce far-reaching changes to housing and planning policy in his budget speech, which will take place on 22 November. These changes, which are allegedly being pushed by... View Article

South Oxhey apprentices begin laying foundations for their future

Countryside, a leading UK home builder specialising in place making and urban regeneration, together with their partner Home Group and Three Rivers District Council have launched an apprenticeship scheme in partnership with Joe Brennan Training (JBT) at their £172 million redevelopment in... View Article

Housebuilders set to benefit from announcement on rail funding

House builders are set to benefit by £200 million a year from the government’s commitment this week to spend £48bn to keep rail services running between 2019-2024, new research reveals. The government announced on Thursday that between 2019 and 2024 £48 billion will be spent on Britain’s railway. It means businesses in construction will continue to benefit from the increased output, reduced costs... View Article

Multiple award wins for homebuilder’s site managers

Three Site Managers from CALA Homes have each scooped a highly prized accolade in recognition of their work at the highest standards of the housebuilding industry. The developer was celebrating at the NHBC Pride in the Job Regional Awards, held... View Article

Bringing home the barriers to SME building

Brian Berry details some of the key issues SME builders are facing as reflected in the organisation’s recent House Builders’ Survey, and what Government needs to do. The decline in the number and output of SME housebuilders over recent decades... View Article
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