Sharpest rise in housing construction since November 2003

Strong output growth was sustained across the UK construction sector during July, although the pace of expansion moderated slightly from the four-month high recorded in June. Housing activity remained by far the best performing construction category, with the latest rise in output the sharpest for over a decade. Meanwhile, sharp increases in overall More...

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By Editor On Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Noisy neighbours are a problem for one in four homeowners

More than a quarter of UK homeowners say they suffer with noisy next-door neighbours, but fewer than half have attempted to resolve the problem, according to the findings of a new report. As many as 27 per cent More...

By Editor On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Growth in new construction projects hits four-month high

Construction growth in the three months to June was at its highest peak since the start of the year, according to new figures from industry analysts Glenigan. The Glenigan Index, which covers the value of projects More...

By Editor On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

White van women outnumber Polish tradespeople 3 to 1

The number of migrants working as builders and tradespeople in the UK has almost halved in the last four years, according to a new study into the make-up of the UK’s trades. The study of 10,000 tradespeople by More...

By Editor On Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Survey reveals demand for industry exhibitions

More than half of builders and contractors would be willing to take time off site to visit a trade exhibition if the right product manufacturers and suppliers were in attendance, a survey by the Build Show has revealed. Carried More...

By Editor On Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

AMA report provides a major review of the UK Garden Rooms & Buildings Market

AMA Research has published a new report covering the domestic garden rooms & buildings market. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the different product sectors (log cabins, modular garden rooms More...

By Editor On Friday, December 13th, 2013

Construction sector welcomes strong October growth

The construction sector has welcomed strong growth for October and experts predict that the upturn will continue. The Office of National Statistics revealed data today demonstrating that the construction sector More...

By Editor On Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Big jump in housing planning permissions

Figures show further evidence of strong increase in sustained house building activity – but constraints need addressing Figures released today in HBFs latest Housing Pipeline report show a big increase in the More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Give us warmer homes, before rail and road, says the UK Public

Making homes more energy efficient is a greater infrastructure priority for the UK public than building HS2 or new roads, airports and power stations. In a poll, 85 per cent of adults rank free energy efficiency More...

By Editor On Friday, November 1st, 2013

Construction enquiries building strongly for Frontline Recruitment

Nottingham-based recruitment specialist Frontline is hailing a significant rise in the number of jobs being created in the building and construction industry as a sign the economy is strengthening. One in ten of More...