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Flexible Site Hours to Help Get Construction Moving

A NUMBER OF initiatives have been announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick designed to stimulate...

Coronavirus: How Can Roofing Contractors Plan Ahead and Work Sensibly?

THE PAST FEW months have been a time of massive upheaval for installers across the...

Construction Workers Family Crisis Appeal Update

A STAGGERING £320,031 has been raised so far by the construction industry in response to...

Government Support for Trade Credit Insurance Guarantee

BUSINESSES with supply chains which rely on Trade Credit Insurance (TCI) and who are experiencing...

March Construction Data Shows Largest Fall on Record

CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT fell by 5.9% in March 2020, according to the latest figures issued by...

Chancellor Extends Furlough Scheme Until October

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until end of October furloughed workers across UK...

Permaroof Strengthens Brand with Marketing Appointment

PERMAROOF has appointed Lily Chadwick as marketing co-ordinator, as the importer and distributor of Firestone...

IPAF Issues MEWP Safe Virus Working Guidance

GUIDANCE HAS been issued by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to assist those using...

Use Masks Wisely Amidst Shortages, says NFRC

AS THE CONSTRUCTION industry starts to return to work, the NFRC has today published a...

HSE Reporting Available to Construction Workers During Coronavirus

THE HEALTH and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a new page for construction workers to...

Three Quarters of Sites Now Reopened

IN AN UPDATE released on Wednesday 6 May, Build UK reported that 73% of its...

Government Backs Industry Guidance on Avoiding Disputes

THE GOVERNMENT today has offered its support to the construction industry, by outlining its expectations...

SIG Roofing Phased Reopening Underway

AS THE CONSTRUCTION industry begins to get back up and running and contractors nationwide start...

NHBC Boosts MMC with New Wall Construction System

NHBC IS SUPPORTING the increasing role of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) with the acceptance...

Commonwealth Games Offers £145m of Contracts for Tender

THROUGHOUT 2020, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be making £145m worth of contracts available for...

A-Plant Celebrates Life of Brian

A-PLANT is celebrating the career of fitter, Brian Symcox after he notched up 50 years...

Record Construction Decline Amid Cash, Costs and Productivity Worries

APRIL DATA indicated by far the fastest decline in UK construction output since the Markit/CIPs...

BBA’s Jon Denyer Re-appointed Chair of Key BSI thermal Performance Committee

BRITISH BOARD of Agrément Principal Scientist Jon Denyer has been re-appointed Chairman of B/540, a...

Get Ready for Self Employment Income Support Scheme

THIS WEEK HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will begin contacting customers who may be eligible...

NFRC Publishes COVID-19 Toolbox Talk in Polish

THE NATIONAL Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) has published a Polish version of its COVID-19...

Roofing and Cladding Company Thanks NHS

ROOFING CONTRACTORS, the SPV Group has used two huge hoarding banners to honour the work...

Construction T Level Given Green Light Despite Pandemic

THE DEPARTMENT for Education has confirmed that T Levels will go ahead this September despite...

Barratt Delivers Over a Thousand Homes During Lockdown

BARRATT DEVELOPMENTS PLC, Britain’s largest housebuilder, has provided an update on its performance during the...

Cashflow and Closures Pile on the Agony for Scottish Contractors

CASHFLOW HAS COMPLETELY dried up for nearly 80% of firms in the construction industry in...

Covid-19 Site Operating Procedures Version 3 Published

THE CONSTRUCTION Leadership Council has now produced a third version of its guidance for working...

Government Gives Go Ahead on Starting HS2 Work

THE COMPANY RESPONSIBLE for delivery High Speed 2 new railway routes, HS2 Ltd has today issued a...

Contractors Suffer Abuse on Essential Sites, Impact Survey Finds

AN IMPACT SURVEY conducted by the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) following the coronavirus lockdown...

Keeping Building Envelopes Safe While You Stay Safe

Many construction sites have been forced to close prematurely to support the challenge to reduce...

UK Construction Can Bounce Back

CONSTRUCTION FIRMS need to maintain cash flow and get creative with the COVID-19 relief measures,...

A Personal Appeal on Behalf of the Construction Industry Charity

Bill Hill, Charity CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity discusses the impact of the...

February 2020 Construction Output Falls Following Bad Weather

THE LATEST construction output figures for February 2020 show an overall fall of 1.7% compared...

CLC Warns Firms Against Withholding Payments

THE CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (CLC) says it is increasingly concerned about the management of payment...

Sika Sarnafil Protects UK’s First Dedicated Centre for Stroke and Dementia Research

SIKA SARNAFIL’S single ply roofing membrane has been installed on the UK’s first dedicated centre...

Job Retention Scheme Will Open on 20 April

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Jim Harra, has announced that...

Free Online Wellbeing Workshops Announced for Construction Workers

CALLS TO THE Construction Industry Helpline have increased 25% over the past 10 days which...

Balfour Beatty Urged to Delay ‘Cruel’ Redundancies and Furlough Workers

BALFOUR BEATTY must furlough workers at its Cross Rail site in Whitechapel, London, instead of...

NHBC Virtual Training Continues

THE NHBC is continuing its virtual training programme - a series of free daily webinars...

Kingspan Merger Raises Competition Concerns says CMA

KINGSPAN’S ANTICIPATED PURCHASE of SIG-owned, Building Solutions, raises competition concerns in the supply of specialist...

Steepest Construction Decline Since Crash

THE FASTEST DOWNTURN in UK construction output for almost eleven years was recorded in March...

HSE, the TUC and the CBI Issue Statement on Site Safety

THE HEALTH and Safety Executive (HSE), the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Confederation of...