Construction safety should never be compromised comments BSIF

The recent (21st October 2015) BBC Newsnight investigation into the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card brings the health and safety of UK construction workers into focus. Commenting on the investigation, Alan Murray, BSIF CEO said: “We have a very good... View Article

How to achieve Part L without renewables

Increasingly stringent efficiency requirements within Part L of the Building Regulations mean that many projects struggle to achieve compliance without bolting on renewable technologies. However, despite renewables being an easy option this is not always appropriate. In these instances, creative... View Article

Redrow welcomes PM’s housing reforms

National housebuilder Redrow Homes has welcomed reforms announced by the Prime Minister in his recent speech at the Conservative conference. David Cameron pledged to change “generation rent” into “generation buy”, confirming the Government’s Starter Home initiative would go ahead and... View Article

Ecobuild release fourth video in 5 days, 5 voices series

On the fourth day of Ecobuild’s 5 days, 5 voices video interview series Simon Trott, Managing Director at Shaw & Underwood Advertising explains how live events still play an important part in the marketing mix and why Ecobuild should be built into... View Article

BPF says “Generation Rent should not be overlooked”

The British Property Federation (BPF) has urged the Government to focus on delivery of all housing tenures, not just owner-occupation, in response to Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement that national planning policy will be changed to allow developers to build... View Article

Construction consultants comment on new housebuilding proposals

Commenting on the proposals for 200,000 new ‘affordable homes’ to be announced in David Cameron’s Conservative Party Conference speech later today, Michael Thirkettle, Chief Executive of leading property and construction consultants McBains Cooper, said: “The construction industry will welcome these... View Article

One million recruits needed to beat housing crisis

According to a white paper produced by EC Harris, construction companies will need to recruit one million new recruits by 2020 if the industry is to build the homes the country needs. The paper, ‘People and money – fundamental to... View Article

CIH responds to the Queen’s Speech

Responding to the Queen’s Speech Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) deputy chief executive. Gavin Smart said: “Extending right to buy to housing associations is not going to tackle the housing crisis – in fact it could make things worse for... View Article