A quarter of SME building firms have missed out on contracts because they can’t secure vital funding, with many claiming banks and building societies are “actively discriminating” against construction companies, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.
It is a sad fact more than half of livestock buildings in the UK – new or old – are not fit for purpose. But building design has made great strides over the past decade, and with a bit of foresight farmers really can produce something which meets the needs of their business, their animals, […]
The construction industry managed growth of 0.9% in the final three months of 2012, breaking a year-long run of decline. But January’s figures — likely to have been impacted by heavy snow across much of the UK — revealed a 6.3% slide in output, putting the industry in danger of a plunge back into the […]
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.