Integrating solar cells into building materials could make solar power more attractive to homeowners.
Wondering what roofing material to use for your home? Depending on the purpose of the roof, our contractors will be able to point you in the right direction and install a new roof on your home.
Furniture giant Ikea has taken chocolate cake off the menu at stores in 23 countries worldwide after it was found to contain bacteria found in human faeces.
On the day the Scottish Government announced £38m investment in the Scottish housing market, Fergus Ewing MSP, Minster for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, addressed the construction industry at the UK Timber Frame Association’s (UKTFA).
The government wants to get planning officers “off people’s backs” with a relaxation of current rules in England.
The UK housing market is continuing to show signs of improvement, according to the latest survey from the Halifax. House prices rose by 0.5% in February, it said, with property values now 1.9% higher than a year ago. The average property now costs £163,600.
Figures released for February 2013 show a 11% rise in new job opportunities compared to the same month in 2012, with the Reed Job Index achieving a record 155 points, its highest level since December 2009. Job demand Overall demand for staff increased in February, with a seven point rise across the UK.
From games developed by teenage enthusiasts to sophisticated business tools, apps have become a global phenomenon. If you’re missing out, Roxanne McMeekan offers tips on getting started, plus some apps that might inspire you.
Continuing a comprehensive series examining build costs, David Snell provides a detailed receipt breakdown for the essential second fix tasks, including kitchen and utility room units and appliances. Plus advice on how to reduce the costs.
BLP offers housing warranty insurance & commercial latent defects insurance
Over the last decade the industry has built a complex structure of health and safety competence cards and testing. But now the HSE is suggesting we are placing too much reliance on a flimsy structure – at rising personal cost.