Fears of another Grenfell-type fire are stunting the spread of wood-based buildings in England.
The government is planning to reduce the maximum height of wood-framed buildings from six storeys to four.
The construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) tumbled to 39.3 in March from 52.6 in February, its lowest since April 2009 and well below economists' average forecast of 44.0.
The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has called for a consistent message from the government about safe on-site working practices.
Roads and broadband internet will be the centrepieces of Chancellor Rishi Sunak's new spending bonanza.
There is huge demand for more homes to be built.
More people are living alone and growing numbers of young people are living with their parents because they cannot afford their own place.
Building new homes on flood plains in England should be resisted if at all possible, the head of the Environment Agency Sir James Bevan has said.
More than a million homes were not built after planning permissions were granted in the past decade.
Some 564,600 units have been granted planning permission by councils since 2009/10 but only 1,530,680 units were completed in the same period.
Between 2018 and 2019, 203,900 new dwellings were completed across the UK.
Avant Homes has been given the green light to start work on a £60 million housing development in Ruddington.
Investors that may have been dubious about estate agent reports of a Boris bounce to the housing market, looked more confident on Wednesday, choosing to jump into some of Britain’s building giants.
New statistics have shown that 161,022 new homes were registered* in the UK in 2019, representing a 1 per cent increase over 2018.
When the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), the UK construction industry immediately found itself in a precarious position.
Its reliance on the EU as a source for skilled workers and construction materials looked to be under threat. And in the years following the EU referendum in June 2016, the notion that a no-deal Brexit was a distinct possibility only heightened these concerns.
Newly released figures from the National House-Building Council have revealed that the number of new homes registered to be built per annum in the UK has risen by more than 80% over the last decade.
Planners and engineers have been rapped for allowing new housing developments to be dominated by roads.
A report says too many highways engineers are still approving roads that do not fully account for pedestrians and cyclists.
Some 43% of construction businesses are confident about business growth after Brexit, negotiation and communication firm Huthwaite has revealed.
Persimmon does not have an agreed minimum standard for all the houses that it builds, an independent report into the company has found.
It said the lack of a group build policy increases the risk of defects.
One result is a lack of fire-stopping cavity barriers or ones which have been installed wrongly around the UK.
Recently released Government housebuilding data contains a pleasant surprise – the number of new dwellings in England was over 241,000. This is the highest rate of housebuilding in England since the target for 240,000 new homes a year for the UK was set back in 2007.
The National House Building Council, a provider of warranty and insurance, has launched the 2020 edition of its technical standards.
The new standards affect foundations that begin on or after 1 January.
New development corporations are being given funding to kick-start work towards creating new towns and communities in England on a scale not seen since Milton Keynes and Canary Wharf were build.
The Government has made a commitment to more new homes being built in England using modern methods of construction (MMC).
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