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JDP celebrates 45 years in water management

Leading water management specialists JDP is celebrating its 45th anniversary with a period of significant expansion, growth and investment. The company is driving major investment in new branch openings, continuous branch improvement and upgrades, expansion of sales teams, sales office... View Article

Designer Contracts supports Everest challenge

Designer Contracts, a large UK flooring contractor, is supporting a Mount Everest climb for The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity. Damian Walters, chief executive of the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI), is to raise £100,000... View Article

Taylor Wimpey trading statement

Taylor Wimpey plc is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 11:00 today in London, where the following comments will be made regarding current trading, financial performance and outlook for the financial year. Overview Pete Redfern, Chief Executive, commented: “We’ve... View Article

Bloomsbury residence demonstrates value of sustainability

Faced with four neglected Victorian buildings on a constricted central London site, developers were confronted with the challenge of how to bring them up to modern habitable living standards without compromising on the heritage aspect of the surroundings. By embracing... View Article

Karbon Homes extends its footprint in County Durham

Newly-established housing provider Karbon Homes has started work on the second phase of a brand new affordable housing scheme in Nettlesworth, Chester-le-Street. Phase two of The Green includes 19 two-bedroom family homes for rent and is an extension of an... View Article

BIM – Do they mean us?

Anne Kemp – BIM Strategy and Development Has the industry ever been so divided?  On the one side are the BIM early adopters, possibly driven by the government mandate for public sector projects, but by now becoming increasingly sophisticated in... View Article

Builders bullish despite rising costs, says FMB

Small construction firms enjoyed rising workloads in the first quarter of 2017, despite growing concerns over the cost of labour and materials, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s State of Trade Survey for... View Article

Lincolnshire Lakes development underway

Work has started to build 3,000 new homes as part of the £1.3bn Lincolnshire Lakes development west of the M181 in North Lincolnshire – that will create 5,000 jobs. The development is believed to be the largest residential led regeneration... View Article

Industry reacts to Election announcement

Construction industry bodies have reacted to the news that Theresa May plans to call a general election on 8 June. Mark Farmer, author of the government-commissioned Farmer Review of the UK’s skills shortage and CEO of Cast Consultancy, said: “Whatever... View Article

New initiative shows increasing importance of CSR

A major new survey on corporate social responsibility (CSR) is now open to electrotechnical businesses, after being launched by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). The survey is being supported by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) – the national scheme to... View Article
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