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FMB says building new homes must be adressed

16 March 2015 - Construction news - admin - Comments Off on FMB says building new homes must be adressed

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Support for new house building is key to growth in the construction industry and public opinion supports the need for new homes to be built according to the Federation on Master Builders and supported by a survey from British Social Attitudes. The survey findings reveal that the number of people saying that they oppose new […]

Tesco uses land bank to build 4000 homes

21 July 2014 - Construction news - admin - Comments Off on Tesco uses land bank to build 4000 homes

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Tesco has decided to help the government to reach its targets by using land it already has for homes as it is reported to own over 310 sites that are at the moment dormant Tesco stores decided to stall its  building programme last year  leaving the firm with surplus land around the country . Where […]

Builders more qualified than you think ?

9 April 2014 - Construction news, Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on Builders more qualified than you think ?

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The stereo type of builders being well less than the brightest sparks has been put to bed by a survey commissioned by AXA the insurance provider. The poll surprisingly reveals that. Over a third (37%) of those polled had been university educated More than eight in ten (83%) had a formal professional qualification in their […]

Trustmark hits 5 million users

13 January 2014 - Construction news - admin - Comments Off on Trustmark hits 5 million users

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The TrustMark scheme hit over 5 million users and reported massive increases in users of there website and telephone helpline During 2013, the average number of details displayed across all trades rose by 36% compared to the same period in 2012 with solar panel installers up a massive 131%, installers for cavity, internal and external […]

NHBC reports growth in house building

30 December 2013 - Construction news - admin - Comments Off on NHBC reports growth in house building

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More good news for the construction industry as NHBC report 30% increase in new homes registered. The latest registration figures from NHBC show that the number of new homes being registered in the UK continues to show significant improvement on 2012 figures with a 30% increase for the rolling quarter September to November compared to […]

Brick makers baking over Christmas

29 November 2013 - Construction news, New house building, Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on Brick makers baking over Christmas

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Well this is good news for all those involved in the construction industry I remember when many of these smaller brick makers went bust when the crash happened now  they are staying open over Christmas. This year may plants will stay open in a bid to cope with surging demand from house builders which has […]

JCB donates $500 million worth of diggers to Philippines

14 November 2013 - Construction news, Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on JCB donates $500 million worth of diggers to Philippines

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They say charity starts at home well not fro JCB they have donated a whopping half a million dollars worth of equipment to help the devastated Philippines and by the pictures on the media looks like they need it. British digger maker JCB  responded to the Filipino typhoon disaster with the incredible donation of machines […]

FMB suggests finance schemes for builders ‘must be simplified’

6 November 2013 - Construction news, Constuction Jobs - admin - Comments Off on FMB suggests finance schemes for builders ‘must be simplified’

Well we have all been there want to take on a job and havent got the funds to see the job out with materials labour  fuel its not easy and this is what the federation of master Builders have reiterated in comments made by Brian Berry. Schemes should be released  to help construction SMEs and […]

NSCC survey skills shortage rears its head

5 November 2013 - Construction news, Uncategorized - admin - Comments Off on NSCC survey skills shortage rears its head

Specialist Contractors continue to enjoy very good or improved trading conditions according to the latest NSCC (National Specialist Contractors Council)State of Trade Survey which was released recently , which shows an increase in orders for a fourth successive quarter. A skill gap in specialist contractors has being highlighted by the CITB (Construction industry training board). The  […]


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