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Applications open for new LHC Consultancy Services (CS1) Framework

Applications are now open for specialist construction, asset management, and energy (EPC) consultants to join LHC's new Consultancy Services (CS1) Framework, to provide consultancy services for the construction of public sector buildings and homes.
The Solihull-based housebuilder has appointed Richard Bagnall as the new Hayfield Human Resources Manager, as it prepares to deliver 500 homes in middle England

Richard Bagnall appointed as Hayfield Human Resources Manager

The Solihull-based housebuilder has appointed Richard Bagnall as the new Hayfield Human Resources Manager, as it prepares to deliver 500 homes in middle England.
July Construction PMI shows decline in output but increase in jobs growth

July Construction PMI shows decline in output but increase in jobs...

Findings from the July Construction PMI indicate a strong rate of jobs growth but a reduction in UK construction output for the first time since early 2021.
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New home completions up by 16% in Q2 2022, reports NHBC

NHBC data reveals that new home completions have returned to pre-pandemic levels, up 16% on Q2 2021.
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Suppliers named for £500m public sector new build framework

Twenty suppliers have been awarded a place on a new £500m new build framework to deliver public sector construction projects in Scotland.
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Has the time for UK modular housing finally come?

Make UK Modular launched in December 2021 as the voice of volumetric modular housebuilders. Head of policy Steve Cole discusses the state of play for the sector and the outlook for delivering greener, faster, better homes.
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Weston Homes appoints new HR director to drive training and recruitment

Weston Homes has appointed Clare Smithson as HR director to oversee the training and recruitment activities across its five subsidiary companies.
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Hayfield invests in MMC across six development sites

As part of its aim to create 350 homes in 2022, Hayfield has invested in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) across six of its live development sites.
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All-electric homes to be delivered in Midlands scheme by St. Modwen

350 new all-electric homes are to be built on the historic MG Rover site by St Modwen using pioneering smart grid technology.
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Brand new look for West Fraser’s CaberMDF range

West Fraser, the leading UK panel manufacturer, has given its well-loved CaberMDF range a makeover! 
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Affordable housing development at Allerton Fire and Police Station tops out

HMS celebrates ‘topping out’ at former Allerton Fire and Police Station as the vacant site is transformed into an affordable housing development.
Golden Thread requirements and Building Safety Act

CIBSE and SDE conference series to provide clarity on Golden Thread...

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) are launching a new series of conferences, providing a practical understanding and clarity of the Building Safety Act and the Golden Thread requirements.
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June construction PMI shows first housebuilding drop in two years

June construction PMI report shows the weakest rise in construction output since September 2021 and business optimism dips for the fifth month running.
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UK construction inflation could be on the rise, warns Turner &...

Turner & Townsend has warned developers that UK construction inflation will impact the viability of planned projects, as labour shortages, Brexit, and the war in Ukraine maintain pressure on prices.
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Middlewood Locks development to continue with £30m Homes England loan

The government’s housing and regeneration agency has agreed to a £30m loan to continue the transformation of Middlewood Locks in Salford, creating 189 new homes on the site.
Eilidh Imrie has been appointed as land manager for Living by Robertson

Living by Robertson appoints Eilidh Imrie as specialist land manager

Living by Robertson has recently strengthened its land buying team with the appointment of land specialist Eilidh Imrie, part of the housebuilder’s plans to quadruple the number of homes they are building annually by 2026.
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Government launch new Help to Build equity loan scheme

Today (24 June 2022), the government has announced a new 'Help to Build' equity loan scheme, which will help to support people onto the property ladder and build their own home.
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Are the UK’s new Part L building regulations fit for purpose?

The introduction of the UK’s new Part L building regulations this week has been met with a mixture of trepidation and frustration from the industry. Here, Phil Kelly, director, head of sustainability, buildings, Ramboll, explores.
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April construction output reaches first monthly decline since October 2021

April construction output decreased by 0.4% according to the latest ONS figures, which is the first monthly decline since October 2021.
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Housebuilder window specifiers should prepare for Future Homes Standard changes

Housebuilder window specifiers are being urged to pay close attention to the latest information regarding the Future Homes Standard changes as they officially come into force on 15 June 2022.
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What do the new building regulations mandating gigabit broadband mean for...

Mikael Sandberg, executive chairman, VX Fiber, discusses the proposal for new building regulations to ensure new builds are fitted with gigabit broadband and what this means for housebuilders.
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United Living win £50m contract for Outwood Wharf development

United Living Group has been awarded a £50m contract to build 296 new residential apartments for phase two of the Outwood Wharf development in Salford.
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Vistry submits plans to build 174 new homes in Crowthorne

Vistry Group has submitted plans, as part of the wider regeneration of the former Transport Research Laboratory site, to build 174 new homes in Crowthorne.
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Vistry to deliver 150 new homes in Quedgeley

Vistry Cotswolds has acquired land to deliver a further 150 new homes in Quedgeley on the former RAF airbase near Gloucester.
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Living Space make a trio of in-house appointments

Affordable housing specialist Living Space has made a trio of in-house appointments, prior to a number of new site starts.
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Vistry begins work to deliver 331 homes in Durham

Vistry Partnerships North East is collaborating with believe housing to work on the second phase of Bishops Park to deliver 331 homes in Durham.