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Urgent action needed for home energy efficiency

Insulation industry head has called for the government to fast track home efficiency measures as one of the largest insulation firms in the country...
Record profits for Scot JCB

Record profits for Scot JCB

For the second consecutive year, Scot JCB has reported record profits, increasing turnover from £103m to £117.2m… Growth across the construction sector has benefited many...
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Can the UK meet increased construction demand?

Addressing the skills shortage in the construction and engineering sector remains a difficult challenge, but is it one that can be overcome? PBC Today...
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Could home appliances heat your home?

An engineering firm has claimed the heat given off by home appliances could be used to warm homes… It sounds bizarre, but your TV and...
high-density housing may solve the housing shortage crises in the UK

The Smart Growth approach to solve our housing shortage

Jon Reeds, Convenor of the Smart Growth UK coalition argues that to solve our housing shortage, we should examine our approach to residential densities...

CDM2015 & the homeowner

Louise Hosking, Director at Hosking Associates Ltd sheds light on how CDM2015 affects the homeowner and what they need to do to remain compliant… The...

Planning and Building Control Today Northern Ireland – Issue 5

Welcome to the September edition of Planning and Building Control Today – Northern Ireland. There is widespread feeling that the UK’s housing shortage can only be properly addressed with...
House builder claims home construction is being slowed on a local level

House builder claims construction is being slowed on a local level

In its annual operating review, house building company Redrow has revealed the delivery of homes is being slowed down due to issues on a...
Student electrical safety campaign underway

Student electrical safety campaign underway

Electrical Safety First’s campaign to make university students in Scotland aware of the risks of electrical fires gets underway as the new academic term...
Cumbrian businesses join forces to create ultimate green home

Cumbrian businesses join forces to create ultimate green home

Three Cumbrian businesses have worked together to create the ultimate energy efficient home… A detached house in Kendal has achieved the second highest score for...
Planning charges do not reflect the cost of smaller housing developments

Planning charges do not reflect the cost of smaller housing developments

The costs of building smaller housing developments are not taken into account when setting planning charges, according to a new report from the Federation...
Concrete strengthens resilience to fire and floods

Concrete strengthens resilience to fire and floods

Engineering resilience needn’t be rocket science. The challenge for designers is to be aware of the issues, and to think ahead, as Jenny Burridge...
Damp in social housing caused by inappropriate insulation

Damp in social housing caused by inappropriate insulation

A new report has revealed some Welsh social housing suffers damp due to inappropriate cavity wall insulation… A draft report obtained under a Freedom of...
Builders merchants see a rise in sales during Q2

Builders merchants see a rise in sales during Q2

Figures have revealed an increase in builders merchants sales during the second quarter of the year… Data from the GfK’s Builders Merchants Panel showed sales...

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