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FMB Calls for Long Term Plans to Improve Homes


Green home upgrades, that would improve the warmth and comfort of the nation’s homes, are being held back by the lack of a clear long-term plan from the Government, new research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has found. When builders were asked to identify the biggest barrier to …

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Worcester Bosch Survey reveals that the UK fails its boilers

Worcester Bosch today reveals the lack of regular maintenance and servicing by much of the nation with their boilers. The alarming survey reveals that half of the nation has never asked for the service history of a boiler upon moving into a new house, with 18% believing that servicing is unnecessary …

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Output stays low for second month in a row


The commercial new build sector is behind a continuing fall in construction output according to the latest monthly IHS Markit/cps index. Although the headline figure, at 49.7 was up fractionally from the 49.5 posted in February, it still falls below the crucial 50.0 no-change marker. Business activity dropped to its …

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Is this the secret behind the lack of new blood in the industry?

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85% of construction industry would recommend a career in construction to young people – so what isn’t working? 16 August 2018: In response to survey results from the UK and Irish construction industries, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched the ‘Spotlight on…the next generation’ campaign to provide essential information and …

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Construction begins to catch-up

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Construction activity significantly picked up in the second quarter of 2018 as the industry began its catch-up of work lost due to delays related to the Carillion collapse and severe weather conditions in the early part of the year. That’s according to the Construction Products Association’s latest Construction Trade Survey for …

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Construction SMEs expect new technologies to deliver future business success

Construction SMEs have a forward-thinking approach to business and are willing to adapt to new working practices, a survey from Constructionline has shown. The survey undertaken by the supply chain and procurement experts, shows that SMEs are very aware of changes currently impacting the construction sector, but remain positive with …

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