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Son sends dad off in coffin carried by digger

10 September 2017 - Construction news - admin - No Comments

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A Son carries his digger drivers dad’s coffin to church in the bucket of a JCB. James, 28, who lives with his wife in Blackley gave his dad a fitting send off by strapping his coffin to the front of a JCB and says his dad “would have loved it”. Dad-of-two Brendan Murphy, 53, made […]

Owner of a block of flats fined £200,00 for endangering workers

4 September 2017 - Construction news - admin - Comments Off on Owner of a block of flats fined £200,00 for endangering workers

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The owner of block of flats was prosecuted after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspection identified serious safety breaches while it was being demolished. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that a member of the public raised concerns about the conditions at the site at 60 Pitcairn Road, Mitcham. Selliah Sivaneswaran was the owner of the […]

Top ten news stories on nationaltradesmen.co.uk in 2016

23 December 2016 - Construction news - admin - Comments Off on Top ten news stories on nationaltradesmen.co.uk in 2016

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Its been an eventful 2016 with lots of political turmoil and many surprises so we have complied a top ten news stories (by number of views) on nationaltradesmen.co.uk in 2016. So from top to bottom heres the list.   1. INDIAN NATIONAL JAILED AFTER CPCS AND CSCS FRAUD (7134 Views)        2. RAIL SUPERVISOR […]

UK construction shrinks in wake of Brexit

10 November 2016 - Construction news, Construction output - admin - 2 Comments

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UK construction has slipped away post Brexit with new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown a rocky path for the industry, with output falling by 1.1 per cent in the third quarter compared with a 0.1 per cent fall in the quarter before. This is the first quarterly estimate for construction output covering […]

Lark fleet homes to build flood proof houses

7 November 2016 - Construction news, New house building - admin - Comments Off on Lark fleet homes to build flood proof houses

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Larkfleet homes have submitted planning to build experimental flood proof houses on stilts which would hydraulically jack up the house in flood prone areas. The building company hopes that if tests are successful the model would enable house building on thousands of flood-risk sites across the UK. South Holland District Council in Lincolnshire will consider […]

Contractors report shortages of bricklayers, carpenters and plasterers

6 November 2016 - Construction news, Construction output - admin - Comments Off on Contractors report shortages of bricklayers, carpenters and plasterers

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The Construction Product Association’s latest Construction Trade Survey, published today, shows that the construction industry grew for a fourteenth consecutive quarter in Q3 but the rising cost of materials post Brexit is putting pressure on main contractors  and trades men are particularly difficult to recruit. Rebecca Larkin, Senior Economist at the CPA, said, “Following the […]

Bouygues has signed the UK’s biggest ever building contract

17 September 2015 - Construction news, Construction output - admin - Comments Off on Bouygues has signed the UK’s biggest ever building contract

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French contractor Bouygues has signed the UK’s biggest ever building contract to deliver phase three of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment. Despite submitting the highest price bid it beat rival shortlisted bidder Balfour Beatty for the complex residential job, which will consist of 1,305 Gehry and Foster + Partners designed homes. The final construction contract will […]

Construction projects rise by 30% according to Barbour ABI

16 September 2015 - Construction news, Construction output - admin - Comments Off on Construction projects rise by 30% according to Barbour ABI

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Many construction projects have been put on hold and according to Barbour ABI the value of projects is up 30% in the past 12 months, new data has revealed, despite a resurgent construction industry. Barbour ABI for who have compiled the data for Building magazine, appears to show that in the 12 months from September 2014 to August […]

Queens speech sparks industry reaction on construction

1 June 2015 - Construction news, Federation of master builders, Queens speech - admin - Comments Off on Queens speech sparks industry reaction on construction

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The Government must succeed in its aim to create millions of apprenticeships over the lifetime of this Parliament if it is to solve the housing crisis, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The new conservative government must deliver on housing and must create millions of apprenticeships over the next five years is targets […]

Sharp rise in construction firms

13 April 2015 - Construction news - admin - Comments Off on Sharp rise in construction firms

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There has been a sharp rise in construction firms according to new data released from the NoPalaver group indicating that construction is still growing despite some fears that there was a slip in growth during the first three months of this year. These new figures confirm that overall there was a net gain of 5,445 […]


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