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construction insurance

Advantage to provide construction insurance for more than 2,500 apartments

Advantage Home Construction Insurance (AHCI) has signed a deal to provide construction insurance for more than 2,500 apartments for the Elliot Group in the north of England
Taybridge Construction

Taybridge Construction builds a bright future with new finance facility

Taybridge Construction, based in Preston, Lancashire, has agreed a new £400,000 finance facility with Aldermore, the specialist bank
Modern methods of construction

Modern methods of construction could create £40bn export market

According to consultancy and construction firm, Mace, the UK could create a new £40bn a year global export market if it establishes the country as a leader in Modern Methods of Construction
urban regeneration

Is urban regeneration worth the effort?

Kim Vernau, CEO at BLP Insurance, highlights the key points raised at an interactive discussion organised for industry peers on whether regeneration can really work in practice to alleviate pressure on the housing market
Virtual Building Service

New Virtual Building Service to revolutionise the sector for property developers and building oweners

The Virtual Building Service, from EIT Digital will make it easier for developers, owners and architects to use realistic digital simulations.
Local Land Charges

New digital Local Land Charges Register launched

The HM Land Registry has launched a new digital Local Land Charges Register, in an effort to make the home-buying process simpler, faster and cheaper
Fasteners

Innovation that drives better quality building envelopes

SFS supports the continuous development of new roofing and cladding systems with innovation in products and services.
house extensions

Brexit turmoil to increase cost of house extensions, says research

Insurance providers are set to up the price of their premiums due to Brexit as homeowners have been warned that adding extensions onto their properties could cost a small fortune.
vehicle hire

Flexible vehicle hire solution to help housing and local government sectors

A flexible fleet framework from Pretium and Northgate Vehicle Hire offers a unique solution to the housing and local government sectors.
National Infrastructure Commission

National Infrastructure Commission publish first ever assessment of UK’s needs

The National Infrastructure Commission has published its first ever assessment of the UK's economic infrastructure needs.
EBMR helmet

Mixed-reality helmet lets builders visualise architects plan

Construction professionals can now ‘see’ a building in place and in rich detail before a single brick has been laid thanks to the Engineering Building Mixed Reality (EBMR) helmet
Kit Malthouse

May appoints Kit Malthouse as new housing minister

Kit Malthouse has been named as the new minister of state for housing at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), making him the fourth minister in the last four years
Timber frame market

Scotframe’s impressive growth mirrors that of the timber frame market

Malcolm Thomson, sales director at Scotframe, discusses the company’s expansion into England as demand for timber frame homes continues to gain momentum.
Concrete barricades

A new frontline against terrorism

Jaz Vilkhu, Managing Director of Landscape Protection argues that urban planners must consider a holistic approach to terrorism prevention

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