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London | AT Awards event

Don`t miss this years AT AWARDS 3 PM-6 PM, 14 SEP 2018 Book your tickets now for 14 September 2018! Showcasing the technology of architecture at its best, CIAT’s AT Awards event will be held in East London on 14 September. Hosted by MC Matt Allwright, the event will recognise the exceptional[...]

Under the Skin of Underfloor Heating

Underfloor Heating (UFH) is now a major selling point for homes. Nigel Sanger, Divisional Director Technical Support at JG Speedfit, discusses the ‘hidden benefits’ of UFH that can be offered to homeowners, and what to look out for when commissioning and installing these systems in new houses.[...]

RADICAL OVERHAUL OF CONSTRUCTION SECTOR NEEDED OR UK WILL STRUGGLE TO MEET HOUSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

The construction sector as it currently operates cannot meet the UK’s need for housing and may struggle to meet the need for infrastructure. Given that the UK already lags behind other countries in construction productivity, and is facing a labour shortage, the Government and the construction[...]

Policy Exchange: housing speech Speech by the Secretary of State the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP.

Introduction Thank you, Dean, for that kind introduction. It’s great to be back at Policy Exchange – my first time as Housing Secretary. I welcome this first opportunity to provide a sense of some of my priorities and the agenda before me in my new role. Having previously covered the[...]

Government sets out next steps for Heathrow expansion

MPs decisively backed plans for a new north-west runway at the airport – in a significant move for a global Britain. In the House of Commons last night, MPs voted in favour of the Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) by 415 votes to 119. Construction on a third runway at Heathrow could start[...]

Greater flexibility for apprenticeship levy as transfers extended

Employers given green light to transfer up to 10% of levy funds to multiple businesses Large employers will soon be able to transfer up to 10% of their apprenticeship levy funds to multiple businesses, helping to boost the number of high-quality apprenticeships across the country. Apprenticeships[...]

CIOB Makes Cheque Presentation

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) – the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership, raised £2,165.00 for the Northern Ireland Hospice at its recent annual dinner event at the Hilton Hotel in Belfast. The NI Hospice is a local[...]

REHAU HEADS TO MANCHESTER WITH SPECIFI

REHAU is heading to Manchester in July to showcase two new products at its third Specifi event. It is the first time REHAU has exhibited at the UK’s only built environment roadshow, and is attending five events nationwide in total. The Specifi events are attended by world class industry speakers,[...]

£22m fund launched to boost construction skills

20 on-site hubs to train more people to help deliver 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s A multi-million pound fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been launched by the Skills Minister Anne Milton today (18 June). With 158,000 new construction jobs expected to be created[...]

Construction sector hit with ‘epidemic’ as over 40 firms fold,Industry warns politicians of threat to construction jobs and public projects

Ireland’s construction industry is facing a solvency crisis, with warnings of a raft of liquidations and examinerships now hitting a sector that’s still fragile – despite the building boom. At least 42 Irish construction companies have gone into liquidation since the start of this[...]

Homes Building Fund accelerates delivery of 1,300 homes for Cambridge

Ten year funding deal worth £22.4 million secured from Homes England. Fund will accelerate the delivery of 1,300 new homes at Wing in Cambridge. Funding will allow accelerated start on build, saving up to 18 months. Hill Marshall LLP, a joint venture between two of Cambridge’s leading[...]

Technical help for installers – just part of the service!

Even the most experienced installers and service engineers need a bit of technical help sometimes. So it’s important they know there’s a team of experts at the end of the line when they do, and training available that will help with servicing in the future. Damian Delaney, Technical Support[...]

WaterSafe calls for the UK’s finest plumbers to take part in national competition

WaterSafe, the national register for approved plumbers, is helping to find the UK’s finest plumber in its role as a judge for the UK Plumber of the Year 2018 competition. The organisation is calling for skilled plumbers from Northern Ireland to enter by Friday 29 June for the chance to be[...]

Five Steps to Nurturing a Happier Workforce

As Mental Health Awareness week takes hold across the UK this week, Willmott Dixon offers some simple tips that businesses of all sizes can use to help make life at work more pleasant for their employees. It’s long overdue, but our awareness of Mental Health is at last on the rise, with more and[...]

RGB will be turning people blue for charity

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to be supporting Children’s Hospice South West’s charity Rainbow Run by sponsoring its blue paint station. Taking place on Saturday 9th June at Exeter’s Westpoint, 2,000 runners are expected to take part in the fundraising event and run, walk or jog their[...]

 

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