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NHBC Foundation launches new guide for homes without gas

The '2025: New Homes Without Gas' guide from the NHBC Foundation explains the key technical issues and discusses the choices housebuilders, designers and architects face when specifying alternative heating and hot water systems.
Tender prices, contractors

Tender prices hold up but likely to drop in 2021

Tender prices are expected to perform better this year than in 2021, however as contractor’s pipelines weaken, prices will begin to plummet, says Mace.
High Point Academy, SEND schools

Interserve begins work on two schools in the West Midlands

Interserve Construction is now on-site at new High Point Academy in Wednesbury and the Beacon College Special Academy in Hereford.
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Committee condemns ‘badly missed’ cladding remediation target

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has condemned the ‘badly missed’ target to make thousands of Grenfell-style cladding homes safe, as it urges the new 2021 deadline be met.
Royal Warwick Square development, Vital Energi

Vital Energi wins M&E contract for Royal Warwick Square scheme

Vital Energi has secured a £6.8m mechanical and engineering contract on Phase 2 of the Royal Warwick Square development to deliver essential infrastructure.
scaffolding company,

Scaffolding company fined after worker suffers fatal head injury

Wembley Scaffolding Services and its director have been fined after a worker fell five metres and suffered a fatal head injury.
Audiology House, Nightingale Lane

RED wins £8.1m historic redevelopment on Nightingale Lane

RED Construction has secured an £8.1m one-year contract from Joseph Edmund to deliver a 16,170 sq ft residential conversion and extension at South London’s landmark Audiology House at 45 Nightingale Lane.
development by Southall station,

Green light for 460 new rental homes by Southall station

A new development by Southall station has been given the go-ahead by Ealing Council, helping to deliver 460 new rental homes in the area.
airspace development

The unintended end of airspace development?

Mani Khiroya, managing director and Kirill Reshetov, land associate at Fruition Properties, discuss how the new fire safety bill could potentially kill off rooftop and airspace development through unintended consequences.
Gregor Craig, CBI Construction Council,

Skanska CEO named chair of CBI Construction Council

President and CEO of Skanska UK, Gregor Craig has been appointed as the new chair of the CBI Construction Council.
site safety,

Winvic secures funding for AI-enabled site safety system

Winvic, UWE Bristol and One Big Circle Consortium have secured funding for AI-enabled software to send personal site risk alerts to teams.
Fuel-poor households

£16m government funding to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland

Fuel-poor households are to benefit from a further £16m investment from the Scottish government to improve energy efficiency in their homes.
Congleton link road

Congleton link road takes major step forward

Described as a “crucial piece of infrastructure”, the 5.7km link road will join the A534 Sandbach Road (to the west of Congleton) with the A536 Macclesfield Road (to the north of the town).
Asbestos removal,

Asbestos removal contractors hit back at app blacklisting claims

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) has dismissed claims by Unite that an app which rates the performance of asbestos workers could potentially be used to blacklist workers.

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