No. 1 destination

Located in the centre of Mayfair, London, No.1 Grosvenor Square is set to open early next year – after having the former US Embassy’s historic facade painstakingly removed and re-constructed. Charlie Walsh, sales director at Lodha UK, spoke to Housebuilder &... View Article

Brexit: view from the SMEs

Following the latest survey (conducted in August & September 2019 by an independent specialist research firm) of 850 SMEs from across the UK by Close Brothers Asset Finance, several themes have emerged from the research. Comment and analysis is provided... View Article

Berkeley Group trading update

The Berkeley Group Holdings plc (“Berkeley” or the “Company”) is holding its Annual General Meeting on 6 September, at which it will provide the following Trading Update which covers the period from 1 May 2019 to 31 August 2019. Berkeley... View Article

Barratt announces final results for the year ended 30 June 2019

Highlights Strong operational and financial performance with continued good progress against medium term targets Operating margin of 18.9% (2018: 17.7%), with a trading improvement of 80 bps, driven mainly by continued strong progress from our margin initiatives Profit before tax... View Article

How many complaints are there really in the construction sector?

The National Federation of Builders (NFB), which represents the broadest range of building and contracting businesses across England and Wales, is questioning the newly proposed licensing scheme targeted at tackling shoddy building work or poor business practice. The construction sector... View Article

Designer Contracts celebrates long serving employees

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has acknowledged 70 long-serving members of staff with special recognition awards. Three of the longest-serving – those celebrating 20 years with the business, joined members of management at the company’s AGM for a... View Article

Outdoor spaces: concrete by design

The garden industry is expected to rise by 22 per cent to reach £7bn by 2021, partly due to the growing trend to use the garden for leisure and outdoor living (Mintel, 2018). Therefore, it seems that now, more than... View Article