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Construction Business Investment Suffers from 21% Annual Fall in Q1

BUSINESS INVESTMENT in the construction industry collapsed 21% annually in Q1, analysis of the latest...

Recovery Well Underway but Materials Supply and Cost Concerns Mount

THE CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS manufacturing sector posted a fourth successive quarterly expansion in the second quarter...

New Roofing Brochure Unveiled by Cedral

CEDRAL, THE UK PROVIDER of fibre cement roof slates, has published its latest brochure –...

Guidance on Coping with the Impact of Covid on NEC4 Contracts

THE CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (CLC) in collaboration with NEC has today published joint guidance to...

Company Fined After Worker’s Cement Sheet Roof Fall

AN ASBESTOS REMOVAL COMPANY has been fined after a worker's cement sheet roof fall and...

Double-digit Growth Forecast for Construction Despite Product and Labour Shortages

CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT is currently very buoyant and is forecast to rise by 13.7% in 2021...

UK Roofing Awards 2021 Deadline for Entries Extended

IN RECOGNITION of the extremely busy time the industry is going through, the deadline for...

Accelerate August 16 rules to Offset Construction ‘Pingdemic’

INDUSTRY LEADERS have called for acceleration of rules relaxing requirements for COVID19 self-isolation for double-vaccinated...

StructureCare’s DeckProtect+ Delivers Total Confidence Through Single Source Proposition

AS A KEY MEMBER of the CPG Europe Group, StructureCare occupies an unrivalled position in...

Biggest Heritage Project Ever Opens for Potential Suppliers

IN WHAT IS the biggest heritage restoration project ever undertaken in the UK, the Restoration...

Soprema CPD Develops a Taste for Integrated Specification at Sugar House Island

DEVELOPED AND CONSTRUCTED by Vastint UK, Sugar House Island is an ambitious regeneration project in...

Applications Open for £1.5bn Public Sector Newbuild Framework

HOUSING DEVELOPERS are now able to apply for a new 4-year, £1.5 billion newbuild framework...

Health and Safety at Work: Are Construction Workers Drinking Too Much?

Suzannah Robin, an alcohol and drug safety expert at AlcoDigital, discusses the problem of alcohol misuse...

No Change on Materials Crisis as Prices Rise 10% in Year

THE CONSTRUCTION Leadership Council and Construction Products Association has issued the latest of its monthly...

Roofing Contractor Fined After Fall from Garage Roof

A ROOFING CONTRACTOR has been fined for failing to comply with work at height regulations...

Soprema Completes Extruded Membrane Range with Flagon SB Fleece-backed Membrane

SOPREMA UK, the specialist in waterproofing and building envelope solutions, has completed its Flagon extruded...

‘No Sensible Route’ for Construction to Hire Skilled EU Subbies

WARNING THAT there is “no sensible route” for construction firms to access skilled labour from...

CICV Forum Urges Construction to Focus on H&S

AS SCOTLAND EASES restrictions, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum issues more guidance urging a...

Climate Control Baselayers – For the Summer and Autumn Months

Snickers Workwear will give your workday working clothes a good foundation. UPGRADED, INNOVATIVE, AND SUSTAINABLE -...

Manchester Blue Roof Research for Climate Resilience Underway

WORK IS NOW complete on the installation of a ground-breaking climate resilience and blue research...

ROCKWOOL Opens Second USA Insulation Factory to Meet Surging Demand

WHILE THE MATERIALS CRISIS rages in the UK, commercial production of stone wool insulation products...

Contract Collaboration Urged to Manage Supply, Costs and Skills Issues

THE CLC is advising contractors and clients to work together to overcome materials shortages, price...

ROCKWOOL HARDROCK Multi-Fix gets BBA Approval

ROCKWOOL HARDROCK  Multi-Fix (DD) and Tapered have been certified by the British Board of Agrément (BBA)...

Sika Sweeps the Board at SPRA Awards 2021

MARKET-LEADING SINGLE PLY roofing manufacturer Sika and five of its Certified Contractors have triumphed at...

Public Consultation on Construction Product Information Sharing with LEXiCON

VIEWS ARE BEING SOUGHT on a critical project to revolutionise data management in the construction...

Pilot Trials for Rainscreen Cladding Supervisor Accreditation

A CITB-FUNDED project to trial rainscreen cladding supervisor accreditation has been taking place over the...

Materials Price Rises and Supply Shortages Make Contractor Pull Out of Project

NORTH WALES based roofing contractor Greenough & Sons Roofing Contractors Ltd disclosed last week that...

Specialist Lead Workers Complete the Whole Package at St Paul’s School

BRENTWOOD-BASED lead working specialists, LDN Leadwork Ltd, has recently completed a full design, carpentry and...

CLC Calls for Government Action on Materials Supplies, Prices and Skills

THE CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL has added its voice to other industry representatives including the CBI and...

Scotland’s Biggest Net Zero Housing Gets Go Ahead

SCOTLAND’S LARGEST net zero housing development in Edinburgh have been granted approval by city planners. The...

Kingspan Issues Warning to Customers to Expect Supply Shortages and Longer Waits

INSULATION MANUFACTURER, Kingspan Insulated Panels, has issued a warning to its customers to expect more...

Construction Output Growth Hits 24-year High in June

UK CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT expanded in June at the fastest pace since 1997 with another sharp...

SIG UK Announces Charities for the Year

SIG UK, suppliers of specialist building materials, has announced the two main charities it will...

New Ladder Safety for Employers Guidance and Webinar from Ladder Association and HSE

TWO NEW GUIDANCE documents on working safely on ladders will be released by the Ladder...

Insurer Reports 100% Increase in Construction Plant Fire Claims in 2020

UK claims data shows construction plant fire claims increased in the second and third...

Taylor Wimpey Wanted Weaker Carbon Reduction Targets

MAJOR HOUSEBUILDER, Taylor Wimpey said the government’s proposals to cut carbon emissions from newbuild houses...

Sharon Llewellyn of JPR Roofing and Flooring Appointed Chair of the CITB England Nation Council

TAKING UP HER new position as Chair of the CITB England National Council, is Sharon...

Building Safety Bill Published

THE BUILDING SAFETY BILL, published today sets out how residential buildings should be constructed and...

New Govt Planning Apps to Simplify Applications for Home Improvements

TWO NEW WEB planning apps aiming to help homeowners improve and extend their homes have...

Construction Suicide Rates on the Increase

THE LIGHTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION Industry Charity commissioned Glasgow Caledonian University to carry out research on suicide...