Construction pay soars as brexodus skills shortage bites

Asking salaries in the construction industry are rising – despite Brexit uncertainty. Research from specialist recruiter Randstad Construction, Property & Engineering into almost 6,800 permanent placed construction jobs shows salaries across the sector rose 9% in the 12 months to... View Article

Seven equipment maintenance tips for construction companies

Maintaining and purchasing equipment represents a significant ongoing expense for the majority of construction companies, which rely on specialised tools and processes. However, whether you’re a small contractor or the manager of a large construction firm, there are usually ways... View Article

Plans approved that shape future of Ebbsfleet Garden City

Important plans which will define one of the largest areas of Ebbsfleet Garden City have been approved. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s Planning Committee approved masterplans and design codes for the villages of Ashmere and Alkerden. Up to 4,600  homes will be... View Article

Brothers scoop coveted quality awards for family housebuilder

Luxury housebuilders Mactaggart & Mickel are celebrating their latest awards success, after four of their site managers were recognised this week with NHBC ‘Pride in the Job’ Quality Awards – a highly-coveted national accolade for building site managers. Paul Starritt,... View Article

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John Gittens Business Development Director from Maincor looks at how underfloor heating can raise the stakes for developers looking to create a luxurious finish that will have potential homebuyers hot footing it to the sales office, and the systems available... View Article

Lending is fit and well. How are you?

Stephen O’Brien of Wolsey explores the role of SME housebuilders in meeting the Government’s housing targets, and how specialist lenders can aid this process. More homes were delivered to the market last year than in all but one of the... View Article

Acoustic Glass – A sound investment?

Tom Wright of George Barnsdale explains the difference between acoustic glass varieties, and provides examples of where increased investment is worth it. Increasingly, window manufacturers are being asked by developers and specifiers about the acoustic performance of windows and doors.... View Article

ESi – heating controls for all homes

ESi offers a range of programmers that enables the installer to comply with Part L of the Building Regulations, providing separate timed heating control for living and sleeping zones in a home, while also providing timed control of hot water.... View Article

Designer Contracts launches stylish contract carpet collection

Designer Contracts – the UK’s largest flooring contractor – has introduced a brand-new 100 percent polypropylene carpet collection aimed at the care, nursing home and hospitality sectors. Suitable for contract installations, Duracare Twist features a number of practical benefits, most... View Article

Freefoam release new cladding brochure

Freefoam Building Products are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new cladding brochure – The Complete Cladding Solution. Featuring all PVC-UE cladding products within the range – the Single Shiplap in white and woodgrain options, the popular Fortex... View Article

Berkeley full year results announced

The Berkeley Group Holdings plc has announced its audited results for the financial year ended 30 April 2019. Berkeley is the country’s leading place-maker, operating principally in London, Birmingham and the South East. We are a proud UK business and... View Article