Archive for the ‘Growing construction’ category

New house building back to pre crash levels

28 October 2014 - Growing construction - admin - Comments Off on New house building back to pre crash levels

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New homes registrations have hit a seven year high according to figures published by the NHBC. The figures show  registrations in the third quarter jumped 8% year-on-year and were 3% up on the previous quarter and represented the strongest third quarter since 2007, and the highest number of registrations seen so far this year. In […]

Bricklayers and carpenters in London now earning £1000 a week

7 August 2014 - Growing construction - admin - 1 Comment

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Soaring pay rates for bricklayers in London are set to break the £1,000 a week barrier. Wage inflation rates are currently running as high as 10% a month as skills shortages and the continuing construction recovery force up pay. The rises are causing headaches for firms looking to price work and financial hardship for companies […]

Skip index shows signs of improvement in construction output

2 August 2014 - Growing construction - admin - Comments Off on Skip index shows signs of improvement in construction output

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The  ‘Skip Score’ form RICS  looks at the number of licenses councils  issued per 100,000 people across England and Wales, covering both small-scale residential and commercial developments.   Councils in England and Wales provided data on the number of skips licences between October 2012 and January 2014 to create an overview of  the SME construction activity in […]

Chancellor announces that councils will build on 90% of brownfield sites

16 June 2014 - Constuction Jobs, Growing construction - admin - Comments Off on Chancellor announces that councils will build on 90% of brownfield sites

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“The measures announced last night have great potential, and will certainly be a boon to developers,” declares Liz Peace, Chief Executive of BPF. The chancellor in his annual Mansion House speech the Chancellor announced that councils will be required to put local development orders on over 90% of brownfield sites that are suitable for housing. […]

Skip index from RICS shows homeowners confidence

16 May 2014 - Growing construction - admin - Comments Off on Skip index from RICS shows homeowners confidence

  The  ‘Skip Score’ form RICS  looks at the number of licenses councils  issued per 100,000 people across England and Wales, covering both small-scale residential and commercial developments.   Councils in England and Wales provided data on the number of skips licences between October 2012 and January 2014 to create an overview of  the SME construction […]

ONS figures confirm construction recovery

10 May 2014 - Growing construction - admin - Comments Off on ONS figures confirm construction recovery

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Figures just released by the ONC shows that there has been a 5.4% increase in construction output in the period of January to March 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, which is more good news for the construction industry . The key findings form the Office Of National Statistics are as follows: The […]

Construction activity rose in Q4

11 February 2014 - Growing construction - admin - Comments Off on Construction activity rose in Q4

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More good news for those in the construction sector according to  The Construction Trade Survey which  provides a timely pan-industry assessment of current and expected conditions within construction. Presenting and analysing the results of a range of independent surveys, covering building contracting, specialists work, civil engineering and product manufacturing. Commenting on the survey, Dr Noble […]

Growth forecast throughout the construction sector

20 January 2014 - Growing construction - admin - Comments Off on Growth forecast throughout the construction sector

The Construction Products Association’s  Forecast anticipates that growth in , infrastructure work private house building and commercial activity are set to drive recovery in the industry over the next four years which is good news for all of us involved in the construction industry. The Construction Products Association’s  Forecast indicates that construction output is expected […]

Association Forecasts Renewed Optimism for Construction

13 January 2014 - Growing construction - admin - Comments Off on Association Forecasts Renewed Optimism for Construction

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The Construction Products Association’s latest Forecast anticipates that growth in private house building, infrastructure work and commercial activity are set to drive recovery in the industry over the next four years. Key highlights include: Construction output is expected to rise by 3.4% in 2014 and by a further 5.2% in 2015; Growth is projected to […]

Construction in Northern Island growing

1 November 2013 - Growing construction - admin - Comments Off on Construction in Northern Island growing

Good news for the construction sector as workloads in the region have increased for there fastest level in five years but the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) survey said the region still lags behind the rest of the UK in terms of recovery. The construction industry in Northern Island estimates it has lost at […]


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