Planning & Construction News

Planning & Construction News

The latest UK planning & construction news, including development, management, housing, retail & town centres, development plans, market information and contributions from key authors such as Karen Alford, Peter Capelhorne and Peter Hansford.

House completions grow four per cent as profits hit £775m, says Persimmon

House completions grow four per cent as profits hit £775m, says Persimmon

Housebuilder Persimmon has revealed it saw a profit growth as the number of house completions also rose four per cent
housebuilders

Housebuilders can keep track of offsite construction developments via a new hub

The NHBC has launched a new website that enables housebuilders to track developments in modern methods of construction
Housing starts hit 9 year high

Housing starts hit a nine-year high, but is it enough to help tackle the...

New government data has revealed the number of housing starts rose again last year, pushing figures to the highest level seen since 2007
Barratt Developments

Barratt Developments sees profits rise as home completions fall

Profits jump for housing firm Barratt Developments in the six months to 31 December 2016, but the total number of completions fall
homes and communities agency

Homes and Communities Agency board appoints four new members

The Homes and Communities Agency has gained four new members as it continues to deliver new homes
construction industry

Construction industry needs to employ one new worker every 77 seconds

In order to meet housing and infrastructure targets the construction industry needs to hire two million new workers in the next five years
Galliford Try sets out four year strategy

Galliford Try sets new profit targets as part of a four year strategy

Construction firm Galliford Try is aiming to hit a two per cent profit margin by 2021 as part of a new strategy to overcome the drag from legacy contracts
drones

Drones are increasingly becoming a tool used in the construction sector

An analysis has revealed the growing importance of drones in the construction sector, indicating a reliance on the technology
housebuilder Bovis

Housebuilder Bovis says it plans to focus on quality but warns this will impact...

Profits for housebuilder Bovis are expected to drop again this year as the firm said it will build fewer homes to focus on improving quality of its properties
construction industry

Construction industry starts the year on a high with housebuilding dominating

A new analysis from Barbour ABI has revealed the construction industry began 2017 on a good footing as the rate of housebuilding continues to climb
big data

Big data project will help urban planners build a picture of Glasgow

An innovative big data project will create a dynamic picture of the city of Glasgow to help urban planners to develop solutions to challenges facing cities
construction innovation

Construction innovation to get a boost following creation of new expert team

A team of high-experienced individuals has been created at the Manufacturing Catapult with the aim of spearheading construction innovation
new home owners

New home owners forced to sign non-disclosure agreements about poor builds

The Guardian has revealed some new home owners are being forced to sign gagging agreements with the NHBC preventing disclosure over poor builds
online planning applications

Online planning applications website gets revamp of it digital service

The Planning Portal, the online planning applications website, has launched a new website and improved its digital service