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Trade body launches new ‘Ventilation Contractor’ membership to tackle excess moisture in buildings
Membership applications are now being accepted for a new trade body group, set up to improve ventilation and air quality in UK homes.
24 Housing - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Balfour Beatty wins £200m London student/office scheme
Balfour Beatty has scooped the contract to build a £200m a mixed-used development in the heart of the City of London for student accommodation specialist Urbanest.
Construction Enquirer - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Kier says on track for double-digit profit growth in 2018
Kier Group (KIE.L) on Thursday said it was on track to deliver double-digit profit growth in 2018, helped by a strong order book at its construction and services business.
Reuters - Posted 16/03/2018

Fewer Europeans searching for UK construction jobs
The fall in interest from abroad has not been matched by an increase in searches for construction jobs in the UK.
24 Housing - Posted 16/03/2018

‘Issue’ found with Grenfell fire doors
An issue has been identified with a fire door installed at Grenfell Tower. Government is undertaking further investigations.
24 Housing - Posted 16/03/2018

Housing Minister launches 130 new affordable homes in Castlemilk
Residents in a development of 130 new affordable homes in Castlemilk told Scotland’s Housing Minister today how their new houses had changed their lives.
Glasgow Housing Association Ltd. (GHA) - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Stroud District Council award £4m housing contract
The contract to provide repairs and planned maintenance to Stroud District Council’s homes in the south of the region has been awarded.
Gazette - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Can modular housing deliver for the Private Rented Sector?
James Morris, Managing Director at Tower Eight questions whether the modular delivery model could support the supply of homes to the private rented sector to the scale that policymakers hope for.
Show House - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Sector ‘cautiously welcomes’ Chancellor’s call for late payment evidence
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement of a new consultation on late payment has given a cautious welcome by the construction sector.
Scottish Construction Now - Posted 16/03/2018

Scottish Borders Housing Association commences new family homes for Galashiels
Work has started this week on a new housing development at Rose Court in Langlee, Galashiels.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 16/03/2018

Link and Paragon complete new development for social rent in Alva
A new housing development for Link Group Ltd and Paragon Housing Association at Queen Street, Alva has been opened officially opened by the minister for local government and housing, Kevin Stewart.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 16/03/2018

Sixty Icon Grenfell fire door made by Manse Masterdor
The fire door from Grenfell which failed tests was made by Manse Masterdor, the government has confirmed.
Inside Housing - Posted 15/03/2018

Housing developer, Jansons Property, branded 'unscrupulous and shameful' after pleading with Wycombe District Council to delay Terriers Farm reserve site decision
A housing developer has been branded “unscrupulous and shameful” after pleading with Wycombe District Council not to “destroy” protected woodland and a valued recreation ground by building a road to a new housing development on a reserve site.
Bucks Free Press - Posted 15/03/2018

Government to conduct further tests on fire doors following Grenfell failure
Further tests will be carried out on fire doors following the news that front doors to flats in Grenfell Tower burned in just 15 minutes, housing secretary Sajid Javid has said.
Inside Housing - Posted 15/03/2018

Grenfell fire doors provided only 15 minutes resistance to flames, police reveal
Tests on a fire door recovered from Grenfell Tower showed it resisted the flames for only 15 minutes, the police have revealed.
Inside Housing - Posted 15/03/2018

Sixty Icon Research highlights Google search drop in UK construction jobs
New analysis has revealed a dramatic reduction in Google searches for UK construction jobs across Poland, Romania and Bulgaria in 2017, with Romania seeing the largest drop according to new research by GK Strategy and onefourzero.
Planning & Building Control Today - Posted 15/03/2018

Grenfell Tower doors 'resisted fire for half the time expected'
A door from Grenfell Tower could only hold back a fire for half the time it had been designed to, a police investigation has found.
BBC - Posted 15/03/2018

Sixty Icon Grenfell Tower door resisted fire 'half as long' as it was meant to
Police say door that was supposed to hold back fire for 30 minutes lasted 15 minutes in test.
The Guardian - Posted 15/03/2018

Sixty Icon Large London council landlord brings repairs in-house
One of the UK’s largest stock-retaining authorities has decided to bring its repairs service in-house.
Inside Housing - Posted 15/03/2018

Sixty Icon West Dorset District Council approves plan to set up Local Authority Trading Company
Plans to help tackle housing shortages in West Dorset by building a mix of new homes have been given the green light.
Dorset Echo - Posted 15/03/2018

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