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Late Payment Reforms Slash Small Business Payments Time

AN OVERHAUL OF the Prompt Payment Code (PPC) to crack down on late payments owed...

UK Roofing Awards 2020 Adapts to the Times

FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT of further national lockdowns across the UK, and no lifting of restrictions...

UK Solar Industry Body Adopts New Name

THE UK’S SOLAR industry body has rebranded, including a new name and website and an...

Hudson Contract Highlights Help for Tradespeople During Pandemic

HELP AND SUPPORT is available to tradespeople and their families suffering from mental health or...

Selco To Crack Down on Face Covering Policy

SELCO BUILDERS WAREHOUSE today confirmed it will adopt a strict ‘no face covering, no entry’...

New £2.1m North Wales Scaffolding Training Facility Opens

A NEW accredited training facility for scaffolders has opened at the Busnes@LlandrilloMenai Centre for Infrastructure,...

Construction Recovered to Pre-Pandemic Level in November 2020

THE LEVEL OF construction output in November 2020 was 0.6% above the February 2020  tidemark...

House Building Stats Show Sector is Bouyant

NEW HOUSE BUILDING figures show the number of completed homes almost tripled in the three...

Marley Alutec Weathers the Storm

DESPITE A CHALLENGING year for the built environment sector, the UK leader in aluminium guttering,...

Avonside Group Appoints New Social Housing Business Director

AVONSIDE GROUP has announced the appointment of Richard Bostock to the position of Social Housing...

Langley Waterproofing Systems Awarded Most Considerate Supplier 2020

LANGLEY WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS has been nationally recognised as the Most Considerate Supplier as part of...

Carillion Directors Boardroom Ban Should Have Come Sooner, says Unite

THE MOVE TO start legal steps to bar eight former directors of the collapsed construction...

2020 Ended with Fragile Growth in Architects’ Confidence

AS 2020 ENDED the December RIBA Future Workload Index returned the highest balance score (+10)...

Gradient CPD Highlights Principles and Benefits of Tapered Roof Insulation

INSULATING SPECIALIST, Gradient, has created a CPD-style presentation aimed at providing architects and roofing contractors...

£135m Boost for T Level Teaching

A MULTI_MILLION POUND government fund has been launched to provide facilities and equipment to teach...

Lead Theft Crime Spree Warning as Churches Urged to Protect Their Roofs

CHURCHES ARE BEING encouraged to protect their roofs following a spate of lead thefts causing...

Home Improvement Boom Continues in Lockdown

RECENT NEWS has confirmed that the home improvement boom seen during the latter half of 2020...

Fixfast Launches State-of-the-Art UK Manufacturing Facility

FIXFAST, SUPPLIER AND MANUFACTURER of building envelope fasteners, has added a new manufacturing and R&D...

New Business Minister Writes to All Construction Workers Following Lockdown

THE NEW BUSINESS minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, has written to everyone working in the UK’s construction...

Construction Contracts Totalled £5.5 billion in December 2020

THE COMBINED VALUE of contracts awarded to the top 50 main contractors was just over...

The Access Group Acquires EasyBuild

THE ACCESS GROUP has acquired EasyBuild, a Borehamwood-based business offering ERP software to construction firms....

New Plans for Public Procurement Aim to Benefit Small Business

A GOVERNMENT PROPOSAL, or green paper, is setting out changes to buying rules for public...

Clever SterlingOSB Zero Fire Solutions from Norbord

LEADING WOOD PANEL manufacturer, Norbord, has developed SterlingOSB Zero Fire Solutions to help housebuilders reduce...

ROCKWOOL Delivers Specialist Fire Protection for Grange University Hospital

A COMBINATION OF ROCKWOOL’S non-combustible, stone wool insulation and certified FIREPRO® products have been specified...

Think Carefully Before You Stop Supplying an Insolvent Customer

THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR continues to struggle, as evidenced by the more than 60 companies that...

Green Homes Grant Beset with Access Problems and Lack of Contractors

A NUMBER OF problems accessing the Green Homes Grant have been found and improvements requested...

JCT Welcomes Construction Playbook

THE PUBLICATION OF the Construction Playbook, released by the government for public sector procurement, has been...

SME Grant Scheme to Encourage Construction Supply Chain Innovation

A NEW FUNDING PROGRAMME, I-Construct, launches today which helps small and medium businesses (SMEs) in...

ROCKWOOL Supports Contractors in Managing Flat Roofs Fire Risk

New whitepaper explores how to improve fire performance in the fifth façade WITH ROOFS MAINTAINING their...

Crest Nelskamp is Bucking the Trend in Supplying the UK with Roof Tiles

With Crest's factories having available stock and excellent lead times, merchants and distributors are turning...

Why You Should Choose a Wet-on-Wet System

WHEN LOOKING FOR a product to protect roofs with weathered, worn or damaged substrates, it...

Government Support for Construction Must not be Undermined by Ports Chaos, says NFRC

COMMENTING ON today’s October ONS construction statistics, which showed the industry growing for the sixth...

October Construction Output Growth Slowed to 1%

CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT increased by just 1.0% in October 2020, making it the sixth consecutive month...

Kwasi Kwarteng Becomes Fourth Construction Minister in Two Years

KWASI KWARTENG has become the new Construction Minister. He is the fourth person to hold...

Climate Change Committee Publishes Sixth Carbon Budget

THE CLIMATE CHANGE COMMITTEE has published its Sixth Carbon Budget for the UK, recommending a...

BMI Systems Raise Roofing Performance for Grade II Listed Apartments

MARKET-LEADING GUARANTEES and technical support, in addition to pitched and flat roofing requirements made BMI the...

Russell Roof Tiles – 12 Days of Christmas Charity

FOR THE FIRST TIME, pioneering roofing manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) is generously donating a total...

Dust Breaches Up 23% on Construction Sites

THE Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported a 23% rise in the number of dust breaches...

New Government Playbook Launched to Step Up Construction Productivity and Innovation

A NEW CONSTRUCTION playbook to make sure public sector works are delivered faster, better and...

Two More Members for the CICV Forum

TWO NEW MEMBERS have joined the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum this week, helping the...