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McAvoy announces expansion into offsite housing – FROM FOUNDATIONS TO OCCUPATION IN JUST 7 DAYS

The Dungannon-based McAvoy Group, the leading offsite construction specialist in Ireland and Northern Ireland, has announced its expansion into the residential sector with the launch of a new modular solution for all housing tenures – affordable homes, market sale, buildto-rent, student[...]

Funding released to make social sector homes safe

12 councils and 31 housing associations will receive funding for the removal and replacement of unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from 159 buildings. £248 million has been released to social sector landlords to fund the removal and replacement of unsafe aluminium composite[...]

£2 billion of new investment opportunities launched across the UK

Thousands of new homes and jobs across the UK will be created thanks to a portfolio of 7 new investment opportunities being promoted by the government. A 12,500 seat stadium to be built in Gateshead is one of the 7 investment projects being New £2 billion property investment portfolio launched,[...]

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) launches new course in construction quality management

The CIOB Academy is launching a brand new course focussed on managing and delivering quality in construction. This follows months of work by a Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Commission of Past Presidents into the issue of build quality, and what practical steps can be taken to support[...]

GCSE Construction Book helps pupils build for the future

CITB NI has launched a newly revised textbook to support the delivery of GCSE in Construction and the Built Environment qualification and is providing 25 complimentary copies to each of the 47 schools that teaches the subject. GCSE in Construction and the Built Environment provides students with a[...]


Free Trade & DIY show in Farnborough until 1st October A whole host of industry specialists and celebrity guests, including well-loved EFL Footballers, Paul Merson and John Barnes, joined Screwfix CEO, John Mewett and the team to welcome the first of many visitors to the highly anticipated[...]

Carillion, the tip of the iceberg, but the good ship construction cannot change its course…

Ian Anfield, Hudson Contract managing director Figures published last week highlight the fact that our major contractors are a spent force, and ultimately why they should no longer be allowed to dominate the industry and influence government policy around construction. Disappointingly, even after[...]

Seasoned advice for working in all weather

Dr Bill Price, National Commercial Technical Manager at Tarmac Cement, looks at how the unpredictable British weather can affect working with concrete and offers some useful tips for builders on managing their projects around the elements. The weather. It’s the go-to topic of conversation for us[...]


Milwaukee is here! The UK’s tradespeople can now get an exclusive deal on Milwaukee’s most powerful, compact 18V drill complete with 2 lithium ion batteries and case to celebrate the launch of the Milwaukee range Milwaukee’s popular range of heavy duty products, including the M18V Brushless[...]

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.[...]


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[...]


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