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Solid wall insulation portion of Green Deal funding runs dry

The UK Green Building Council has responded to the announcement that funding for solid wall insulation under the second phase of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has been fully allocated, just over 24 hours since it was launched.

Read more buildersmerchantsnews.co.uk - 2 years ago

Gender equality in construction: getting women to build London's super sewer

The Thames Tideway chief executive wants half the workers on the multi-billion pound construction project to be female.

Read more theguardian.com - 2 years ago

Builders forced to hire bricklayers from Portugal on 1,000 a week

According to recruiters, a shortage of skills in the UK has forced firms to look abroad for construction workers, who can demand double the usual day rate.

Read more telegraph.co.uk - 2 years ago

Construction News

Silica dust may be slowly rising up the industry’s agenda, but for many construction professionals awareness of the dangers posed by these airborne particles remains limited, says Tom Gunston.

Read more theconstructionindex.co.uk - 2 years ago

Autumn Statement 2014: Construction industry responds

The Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement has been met with mixed reaction from the construction industry. After the infrastructure, flood defence and road announcements earlier this week, Mr Osborne announced a number of other measures, and one which has been met positively is the overhaul of stamp duty.

Read more buildersmerchantsnews.co.uk - 2 years ago

Galliard Homes lodges 1,500-home high-rise Docklands plan

Developer Galliard Homes has submitted plans for a new high-rise urban village at South Quay in London Docklands.

Read more constructionenquirer.com - 2 years ago

10 steps to your dream home

Self building could open the door to your bespoke home. We reveal the key steps to a custom build

Read more self-build.co.uk - 2 years ago

Home insulation - Roof and loft

Heat rises, and in an uninsulated home, a quarter of heat is lost through the roof. Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and reduce your heating bills.

Read more energysavingtrust.org.uk - 2 years ago

Help For New Build Homes

An exemption for small sites from the off-site elements of the zero carbon standard will allow more new homes to be built by small local builders and help create diversity and choice in the housing market, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the Government’s consultation on the small sites exemption.

Read more probuildermag.co.uk - 2 years ago

DIY Blues/Builders Boom?

The recently announced closure of a large number of branches by a major national chain of DIY stores, has drawn attention to the possibility that the Great British Public may actually be starting to fall out of love with DIY.

Read more buildersmerchantsjournal.net - 2 years ago

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