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Chancellor Announces Help for Self-Employed with Industry Response

FINANCIAL HELP for self-employed people unable to work due to the coronavirus pandemic has been...

SPRA Set Bring in New CEO

THE SINGLE PLY ROOFING association has chosen a new chief executive, set to take over...

Logistics Company Fined for Putting Roofers at Risk of Serious Falls

A LOGISTICS COMPANY has been fined after failing to provide fall protection for workers replacing...

Calls to Support Workers and Close Construction Sites

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS and their families are facing an ever increasing risk by continuing to work...

Permaroof Comments on Construction Coronavirus Confusion

Adrian Buttress, Managing Director of Permaroof, an importer and distributor of Firestone RubberCover roofing products,...

Construction Sites “Can Keep Working” in England Says Health Secretary

CONSTRUCTION SITES AS well as work on private properties can continue as long as 2m...

Major Merchants Shut Up Shop due to the Coronavirus

SEVERAL MAJOR BUILDERS' merchants have shut up shop following the UK Government’s decision to impose...

Union Calls for Clarity for Construction Workers Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, many of whom act as self-employed contractors, are in urgent need clarity over...

Home Insulation Sales Soar During Isolation

SALES OF HOME insulation have soared according to a group of independent builders merchants as...

Top Apprentices Picked to Represent UK at Delayed IFD World Championship

AFTER A DAY OF testing competition between five of the best-skilled apprentices in the UK,...

NFB Calls for Specific COVID-19 Working Practice Guidelines

INDUSTRY DOES NOT want to stop working, says the National Federation of Builders (NFB). The...

Construction Charity Issues Coronavirus Call for Help

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY charity CRASH has appealed for help as it looks to support those affected...

Roofing Today Call for Entries 30 Under Thirty 2020 to Recognise Exceptional Young Roofing Professionals

ROOFING TODAY is once again calling for entries for its 30 Under Thirty feature planned...

Union Calls for Government to Support Construction’s Self-Employed

CONSTRUCTION UNION Unite has called for the Government to extend its 80% wage guarantee to...

NFRC Offers Support to Members as Roofing Awards Rescheduled

THE NFRC HAS launched a dedicated COVID-19 helpline and section on its website as it...

Millions of Jobs Saved with Job Retention Scheme

FOR THE FIRST TIME ever, the government is going to step in and help to...

NFB Calls for Government to Support Small Building Firms

THE NATIONAL FEDERATION of Builders has called for UK Government to support SME construction firms...

Contract Awards Up Despite Covid-19

THE TOTAL VALUE of contracts awarded for construction projects in February rose to new heights...

Travis Perkins Reports Solid Trading Ahead of Virus

BUILDERS MERCHANT Travis Perkins believes it is in a good position as it enters the...

Law Firm Shares Contract Law Fact Sheet for Covid-19

A LAW FIRM has shared a fact sheet on the possible implications of the Covid-19...

Construction Output Up with Rise in New Work

CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT HAS risen by 1.4% in the three months to January 2020 compared with...

Can Green Roofs Encourage Butterflies and Moths?

THE WILDLIFE TRUST and Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is urging everyone to help butterflies and...

Guttering and Cladding Merchant Bought for £6million

A SUFFOLK-BASED guttering and cladding merchant has been bought by Welsh construction materials manufacturer and...

MPs Launch Inquiry into Cladding Replacements Post-Grenfell

A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE has launched an inquiry into the pace of cladding works on high-rise...

Industry Events Postponed Over Coronavirus Fears

FEARS OVER CORONAVIRUS have led to a number of construction industry events being postponed. The Safety...

Sick Pay Rules for Construction “Must be Relaxed” to Tackle Coronavirus

EMPLOYERS WORKING IN roofing and construction are being urged to relax sick pay rules to...

Tax Cut for Roofing & Construction Repair Work Backed by FMB

THE FMB HAS ADDED its voice to calls for repair and renovation work in roofing...

Council Leaders and Mayors Call for Powers on Zero Carbon Housebuilding

COUNCIL LEADERS AND MAYORS from across England have written to the government calling for powers...

Coronavirus in the Workplace – How to Effectively Mitigate the Risks

The coronavirus outbreak (officially Covid-19) has moved beyond solely a risk to health, as it begins...

Traditional Roofs Repair and Conservation – Historic England Conference

FROM SOURCING SLATE and stone, to preventing lead corrosion, and growing reed for thatch, the...

Colleges Could Step Up with Skillbuild Alternative

COLLEGES AND ROOF TRAINING groups could hold their own roof tiling and slating competition for...

Architects Criticise Product Certification as Grenfell Inquiry Resumes

ARCHITECTS at Studio E have criticised the system which certified the cladding products installed at...

Roofing Sales Boost Turnover for Manufacturer

THE PARENT COMPANY BEHIND roofing products brand, Forticrete, has increased revenue to new heights for...

National Minimum Wage Changes

THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE is set to rise from 1 April 2020 and all age...

Innovative Liquiroof Insulation Boards Available Exclusively From SIG Design & Technology

TO SUPPORT ITS RANGE of liquid waterproofing products, SIG Design & Technology is working with...

Jobs Saved as Roofing Company Sold Out of Administration

A ROOFING COMPANY has been sold out of administration, saving a number of jobs. Allard Construction...

Rename and Rebrand for A-Plant

PLANT AND EQUIPMENT HIRE company A-Plant is to rename and rebrand as Sunbelt Rentals. The news...

Up to £70 Boost with Velux Rewards Scheme This Spring

Installers and builders urged to take advantage of extra rewards with top retail and high...

New Technical Chairman for NARM

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Rooflight Manufacturers has appointed a new Technical Chairman following a vote...

Construction Returns to Growth with Sharpest Rise Since 2018

CONSTRUCTION RETURNED TO growth in February with the sharpest rise in output since December 2018...