BIM pilot project reveals the housebuilding sector could save millions

A BIM pilot project headed by Stewart Milne Timber Solutions, has shown that technology and collaborative working throughout the housebuilding, sector could save the industry more than £500 million a year.
Chancellor's Spring Statement

BSRIA reacts to Chancellor’s Spring Statement

In response to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, Clair Prosser, BSRIA Press Officer, said: “BSRIA members will be reassured by the Chancellor’s statement on the state of the UK’s fiscal health and future prosperity where ‘easing the squeeze’ was key”
benefits of offsite construction

Quantifying the benefits of offsite construction

CIRIA, working with its members, industry partners and Buildoffsite, is poised to start work on producing good practice guidance for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction. This guidance is needed now, it would seem, more than ever to encourage and accelerate its uptake into mainstream construction practices, says Kieran Tully
large sites

Planning gap review to focus on large building sites

Initial findings from the official Government review into the gap between planning permission for new homes and those being built suggests there are issues connected with major developers building large numbers of properties on large sites
Spring Statement

Industry reacts to the Spring Statement

Following the Chancellors Spring statement yesterday (13 March), the industry shares its thoughts and opinions on the housing announcements
Spring Statement

Spring Statement 2018: London to receive £1.67bn boost for affordable homes

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced that London will receive an additional £1.67bn to deliver a further 27,000 affordable homes by the end of 2021/22
house-building sites

NHBC discusses tackling the most common health and safety issues on house-building sites

Every year several thousand construction workers are injured whilst working on building sites. The National House Building Council (NHBC) highlights the most frequently reported items of 2017 and how these can be avoided to keep workers safe
Building system

Scotframe Val-U-Therm PLUS® For PassivHaus: Probably the Best U-Value Wall in the World

Scotframe exclusively offers the Val-U-Therm PLUS® building system, which offers some best-in-class performance for PassivHaus construction
timber frame pocket book

TRADA and STA release ‘Site check: The timber frame pocket book’

Two of the UK’s leading timber associations have joined forces to publish – Site check: The timber frame pocket book – the ultimate guide to best practice in timber frame construction
uk construction

Survey results reveal decline in UK construction industry

The Purchasing Managers' Index for builders rose to 51.4% in February­ – up by 1.2% since January – but the new work index for the UK construction industry has fallen again, a survey has shown.
delivering affordable housing

Updated planning framework key to delivering affordable housing

In anticipation of the updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) are calling on government to clarify and strengthen its commitment to delivering affordable housing
military families

Government provide hundreds of new homes for military families

322 new homes have now been opened in Tidworth, Wiltshire (26th February) that had been purposely built with military families in mind.

Report reveals the crucial role of freelance construction workers

A new report published today (28 February) by the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) and Hudson Contract has confirmed that freelancers play a crucial role in boosting economic efficiency and productivity in the construction sector
Site managers

Case study: Willmott Dixon site managers empowered to react faster

Elecosoft’s Powerproject software, which aims to improve the efficiency of highly repetitive elements of housebuilding, has been put to use on Willmott Dixon’s multi-phase Aberfeldy Village regeneration project in east London

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