CITB must continue to tackle skills shortages, says NFB

The Construction Skills Fund (CSF) has awarded more than £20m for 26 projects in England to support the development of on-site construction “training hubs”. Tasked with tackling the skills shortage, seven infrastructure and 19 housing hubs will train up to... View Article

LGA responds to combustible materials ban

Responding to the ban on combustible materials being used on high-rise buildings and powers for councils to make private buildings safer announced today, Lord Porter, Local Government Association Chairman, said: “The LGA has led calls for a ban on combustible... View Article

Delivering excellence with Willmott Dixon

For over 150 years, Willmott Dixon has been delivering projects that create long-term, positive legacies of social, environmental and economic benefits. Committed to ‘Building Lives Less Ordinary’, the company prides itself on its drive for continued improvement, which is why it has... View Article

Construction workers in “needless” danger

Construction workers are facing needless dangers in the workplace, according to Unite, the construction union, in response to a recent survey published by Direct Line for Business. The survey found that there were 196 fatal accidents and 26,196 non-fatal incidents... View Article

Property firms reveal their Brexit choices

UK businesses are increasingly concerned about the impact that current political and economic uncertainty will have on the industry, according to a survey from Crowe. 30 per cent of the property businesses surveyed identified the Brexit negotiations as the biggest... View Article

Persimmon results show it’s fully sold for the year

Indicating strong results and revealing some of its future investments, Persimmon has released its third quarter Trading Statement, covering the period from 1 July 2018 to 6 November 2018. The company has revealed it is now “fully sold up” for... View Article

From the Editor

The Ministry of Housing has gone all out with its combustible cladding ban. Following its initial announcement in the summer, details of the scope of the ban recently emerged, namely that it covers all materials except those which achieve a... View Article

Tyne development scoops national award

A housing regeneration project in Gateshead has won a top national award. Phase one of the Trilogy development in Saltwell scooped the Best Regeneration Project – over 71 homes – at the Inside Housing event, staged at The Brewery, central... View Article

New commuter pads launched in Thurrock

The Office for National Statistics has warned that the number of Londoners under the age of 40 setting up their own home in the capital is to fall significantly over the next 15 years. However, the report goes on to... View Article

Spring launch for new Formby homes

The first new homes at The Dunes in Formby will be released in spring /summer 2019, Elan Homes has announced. The homebuilder has recently started work to prepare a site off Lenton Avenue for housing after securing reserved matters consent... View Article

Return to underlying profitability for Stewart Milne Group

Stewart Milne Group has today reported strong results which have seen the business deliver a second successive year of turnover and profit growth. The independent, award-winning housebuilder and timber systems manufacturer has posted a £40million increase in turnover, from £240.5m... View Article

Work under way on new homes development in Norton Canes

Work is well under way on a new housing development in Norton Canes that will support around 2,000 jobs locally. Housebuilder Persimmon Homes West Midlands has started building at Norton Hall Meadow, in Norton Hall Lane, a joint development with... View Article

New Amble homes to prove a star tern

All Saints Living is delivering the project on the site formally occupied by St. Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, just off Links Road, in the town. Work on the £4 million Roseate View project has already begun and it will deliver... View Article