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New Draft Code for House Builders Published

THE NEW HOMES QUALITY BOARD (NHQB) has published its draft new Code of practice for...

School Fined Following Ladder Fall

SOUTHEND HIGH SCHOOL FOR BOYS Academy Trust has been sentenced after a worker fell from...

PM Tries Roof Slating Ahead of G7 Summit

THE PRIME MINISTER, Boris Johnson, tried his hand at roof slating yesterday (9 June) at...

Roofing Industry Gets Seven Nominations at Inspire Awards

NO LESS THAN seven roofing companies and organisations have been shortlisted for awards at the...

Solid Demand and Less New Listings Drives House Prices Up

RICS UK Residential Market Survey, May 2021 New listings dwindle for the second month; New...

Construction Workforce Can Only be Increased if Employment Standards are Cleaned Up, says Unite

RESPONDING TO THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) report on construction workers needed by 2025...

A Guide to Flat Roof Refurbishment

James Wilkinson from Gradient Design provides a guide to flat roof refurbishment. AGE, POOR MAINTAINENCE,...

Construction Employers Urged to help European Staff Act on Settled Status Applications

WITH LESS THAN 30 days for Europeans to apply for settled status, construction employers are...

Gradient Service Offering Shows True Value of Contractor Support

Matthew Cox, Surveying Manager at Gradient, discusses the importance of contractor support and the relationship...

Plastic Packaging Tax and The Opportunity to Help the Roofing Sector Reduce Waste

Paul Fleetwood, Sales Director at Cromwell Polythene discusses the implications of a plastic packaging tax THE...

Construction Requires 217,000 New Workers to Meet Demand

CONSTRUCTION HAS RECOVERED quicker than expected from the Covid-19 pandemic and the industry will reach...

Insulation Firm Joins Roofing Category of the National Buying Group

NATIONAL BUYING GROUP (NBG) has added another supplier to its Roofing and Insulation category. U Value...

IoR Reveals Member Survey Results with Industry Salaries

THE INSTITUTE OF ROOFING (IoR) has revealed the results of its member survey, including key...

Northern Ireland Roof Repair Fund Opens

THE DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES’ Historic Environment Fund has opened a £200,000 Roof Repair Stream in...

Firms Must Commit to Net Zero to Win Government Contracts

NEW MEASURES will require businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 before they can...

Manual Roofers Among Workers More Likely to Smoke

MANUAL LABOUR EMPLOYEES are three times more likely to smoke, according to Public Health England...

Training Course for Spray Foam Insulation Launches

A NEW TRAINING course offering a spray foam training qualification has been launched by a...

Sika Launches New Online Knowledge Centre

GLOBAL BUILDING PRODUCT manufacturer, Sika, has launched an eLearning platform, the Knowledge Centre. It will aim...

SIG Zinc & Copper Becomes GB distributor for VMZINC

SIG ZINC AND COPPER has entered into an agreement to become GB distributors of the VMZINC...

Fastest Rise for New Orders Since 1997 as Costs Reach Record High

UK CONSTRUCTION remained on a strong recovery path, with output growth reaching its strongest since...

How a LinkedIn Rant Led to a Fulltime Job at a Roofing Firm

AN IMPROMPTU LinkedIn rant has turned into a full-time job at a Derbyshire roofing firm ...

Cladding Contractors Urged to Seek Professional Advice on Professional Indemnity Insurance

CLADDING PROFESSIONALS are being urged to get expert advice when buying indemnity insurance in the...

Homes England New Purchasing System Aims to Boost Housebuilders

HOUSEBUILDERS will soon find it easier to access Homes England land, as the Government’s delivery...

Plymouth Community Homes Secures Funding for 1000 New Affordable Homes

PLYMOUTH’S LARGEST SOCIAL housing landlord, Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) has secured £65m funding to drive...

New NHBC Training Hub Opens for House Building Apprentices

A NEW Training Hub in the West Midlands has been opened by NHBC to help...

Huws Gray Invests in New Timber Engineering Facility

INDEPENDENT BUILDERS' MERCHANT, Huws Gray is investing in a new 40,000 sq. ft production timber...

Warning to Businesses on Green Claims for Products

THE COMPETITION AND MARKETS AUTHORITY (CMA) has warned businesses of green claims made about products...

£300m Retentions Owed to Roofing Contractors

ROOFING AND CLADDING contractors are owed an average of 5.8% of their total turnover in...

Travis Perkins Selling its Plumbing & Heating Business

TRAVIS PERKINS plc today announced its selling its Plumbing & Heating distribution business to private...

Rainclear Systems Celebrate Summer with Giveaway

TO CELEBRATE SUMMER, Rainclear Systems - the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal...

A Roofing Contractor’s Career Comes Full Circle

WHEN LEE HARDING started his career in roofing over 25 years ago he was excited...

Tender Prices Forecast to Rise by Over Fifth in 5 Years

TENDER PRICES are expected to continue rising over the remainder of 2021.This is due to...

ROCKWOOL Delivers Proven Insulation Performance for Clarin College Flat Roof

PRIORITY ROOFING HAS INSTALLED over 7,500m2 of ROCKWOOL HARDROCK® Multi-Fix Dual Density for the new...

Great Growth for East Midlands Contractor

A MOVE TO a new head office is testament to the high sales growth of...

Workforce Shrinks as Apprenticeships Up CLC Employment Survey Finds

THE NUMBER OF apprenticeships is expected to increase even as the overall workforce is anticipated...

Fantastic, Functional, Fire-Safe Roof Garden: IKEA Greenwich

IN A BUILT ENVIRONMENT where biodiversity, community, health and social well-being are key drivers, an...

Building a Safer Future Charter Launches with First ‘Charter Champions’

THE Building a Safer Future (BSF) Charter has launched its ‘Charter Champion’ company initiative. The...

Two Companies Fined After Roofer Injured

TWO CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES have been fined after a roofer was seriously injured when a part...

Sole Trader Sentenced After Rooflight Fall

SOLE TRADER, Ian Pitman, has been fined after a sub-contractor fell five metres through a...

Single Audit Plan for UKCA and CE Marking

CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT manufacturers seeking certification to supply British and European markets can fast-track UKCA and...