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The case for reforming the CITB

Brian Berry says that the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) still has a key role to play, but changes are necessary to make it fit for purpose, going forward. The importance of training and recruitment has rarely been more important... View Article

Why bathroom construction should be moved offsite

In this article, James Stephens, Managing Director of the UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturer Offsite Solutions, looks at why more developers are moving bathroom construction offsite. There is now unprecedented demand for bathroom pods – for high end apartment schemes,... View Article

Markham & George Property Ltd – Joint Venture

Firmly established in the housing and construction industry in their own rights, East Anglia based construction supplier, Mick George Ltd, and housebuilder, Campbell Buchanan, are about to embark on an exciting new venture with the launch of Markham & George... View Article

Cancer care charity gets donation from Larkfleet Homes

Larkfleet Homes ( has handed £1,000 to cancer care charity Macmillan Cancer Support after a series of fundraising events. In September the company took part in the “world’s biggest coffee morning” in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The following month Macmillan... View Article

Berkeley Group acquire site for modular construction factory

The Berkeley Group has announced plans to increase its modular housebuilding by constructing a purpose-built factory in Kent. The developer acquired the site in Gravesham from the HCA and has submitted a planning application for a 160,000 ft² facility. Berkeley... View Article

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
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