1/3rd Homeowners Prefer Female Trades
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Females Preferred As reported in Construction Buzz #157, a third of UK home owners would rather hire a female builder, as opposed to a male builder, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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More Bungalows Needed
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400,000 Shortfall There will be an estimated shortfall of 400,000 ‘specialist’ homes for older people by 2035, despite strong demand for bungalows. A housing inquiry has called for change.

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Housebuilders Move to Offsite – Construction Buzz
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Lloyds Bank Report Construction Index notes that more than two thirds of house building companies are investing in some kind of modular or prefabricated housing, according to a new survey. House-builders are looking to so-called ‘modern methods of construction’ – doing as much of the work as possible in factories instead of on building sites […]

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Time is Right for Timber – UKConstructionWeek
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Innovative Offsite Needed to Meet Targets Writing in UK Construction Week, Andrew Carpenter, CEO of the Structural Timber Association, explained why innovative timber construction is the only way to meet government housing targets, and why offsite’s key players are lining up to take centre stage.

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