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Drop in apprenticeship starts shows need to reform levy, says FMB

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the Department for Education’s apprenticeship and... View Article

Work begins on new homes in Coxhoe

Work has started on a £27 million development at Parkhill in Coxhoe, County Durham. The scheme will see 190 two, three and four bedroom homes built on the site by leading homebuilder Keepmoat Homes. The new development will provide 152... View Article

Bathroom bliss

Bathrooms are second only to kitchens in terms of selling power so what are the secrets to ensuring that this smallest of spaces impresses in a big way while also remaining practical? Richard Nicholls, UK & European Marketing & Sales... View Article

Finding finance

With the well-documented need for the UK to increase its housebuilding activity to satisfy demand, Andy Keal of Midlands Asset Finance explores the increasingly attractive finance options available. Evidenced through changes in the planning process and political support for increasing... View Article

Innovation is Here – CEA Annual Conference

Data is knowledge, knowledge is power, but how do you harness it?  Artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, the Industrial Internet of Things, collectively known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0, are changing the way the construction industry does... View Article

National campaign launched to combat air pollution in construction

Survey by Considerate Constructors Scheme reveals urgent need for greater awareness and understanding across the industry Produced in response to the survey findings, the Scheme’s ‘Spotlight on…air pollution’ campaign provides vital resources to enable the whole industry to tackle the... View Article

NFB to MPA: We are a united supply chain

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has highlighted three practical steps that the Government should take in order to ensure the supply chain can meet the material demands for 300,000 new homes every year. Identifying improved policy clarity, better resourcing for... View Article

Going for green

Peter Hughes of EverEdge discusses the rising trend of green roofs in UK developments, and the many benefits they can provide. Green roofs are nothing new. People have been planting gardens in every nook and cranny from the moment humanity... View Article

Access all areas

With developers and specifiers at the front line of delivering government targets, understanding the various elements of all the Building Regulations can be a challenge. When it comes to regulation around accessibility, for example, guidelines which can appear relatively straightforward... View Article

Aster joins Vote 100 campaign

Developer and social landlord Aster Group is backing a new campaign that marks the 100th anniversary of some women being granted the vote in the UK. The group, which owns and manages almost 30,000 homes across the south of England,... View Article

Roman Upgrade to ISO14001:2015

Leading international shower designer and manufacturer, Roman, has been certified with the internationally recognised ISO14001:2015 standard. Roman has held the ISO14001 since 2009 and is proud to announce that they have just been upgraded to the prestigious and much more... View Article

LABC welcomes participation in Hackitt Review working groups

LABC has welcomed the invitation by Dame Judith Hackitt to participate in three working groups looking at design and construction, industry competencies and regulation and guidance. Commercial Director, Martin Taylor will sit on the design, construction and refurbishment group which... View Article

New Commercial Manager joins Rippon Homes

Mansfield based housebuilder Rippon Homes has strengthened its professional team with the appointment of Ciaran Hickey as Commercial Manager. Ciaran (32) is no stranger to the construction industry, with 11 years’ experience as a Quantity Surveyor under his belt. “After... View Article
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