• Massive rise in new homes for London

    Massive rise in new homes for London

    Latest figures from NHBC have revealed the capital experienced a 61% increase in the registration of new homes during Q1 this year compared to the same period in 2012.  In total 7,287 new homes were registered in London between January and March – an increase of more than 2,700 against last year’s total of 4,529.

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  • Balfour Beatty awarded park and ride job in York

    Balfour Beatty awarded park and ride job in York

    Balfour Beatty has been appointed by City of York Council to construct a new £17 million Park and Ride site and expand another.  The ‘Access for York’ project will aim to reduce traffic congestion through the creation of a new 600-vehicle facility at Poppleton Bar and the doubling in size of the Park and Ride

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  • Quarter 1 New Home Registrations reach five year high

    Quarter 1 New Home Registrations reach five year high

    The number of new homes registered with NHBC in the UK during the first quarter of this year has reached 31,739 – the highest level for this period since 2008.  The figure represents a significant overall 22% increase on last year, when 25,998 new homes were registered in Q1 2012.  The rise has been fuelled

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  • Graduates redecorate rooms for children’s cancer charity

    Graduates redecorate rooms for children’s cancer charity

    Five graduate trainees at national housebuilder Redrow Homes recently spent three days refurbishing accommodation at Cardiff’s University Hospital for the LATCH Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity.  Despite being based in different offices around the country, Conor Roberts, Mathew Tudor Owen, Gregory Allsop, Chris Glover and Tom Pearson worked together to transform one bedroom, two lounges and

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  • Balfour Beatty makes a splash in Southwark

    Balfour Beatty makes a splash in Southwark

    Balfour Beatty has announced the award of the £18.5 million Elephant & Castle leisure centre scheme for Southwark Council.  The Elephant and Castle Leisure Centre project will provide a brand new modern leisure facility on the site of the existing facility in the heart of South London’s Elephant and Castle district.  Designed in collaboration with

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  • New sustainable school in Orkney opened

    New sustainable school in Orkney opened

    Leading architectural practice Keppie Design and Morrison Construction have completed and handed over Stromness Primary School in Orkney as part of the Orkney Islands Schools Investment Programme.  Designed by Keppie and built by Morrison Construction, Stromness Primary School will provide modern and sustainable learning facilities for 200 pupils and also includes a 30-pupil nursery and

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  • UKTFA recognised by training board

    UKTFA recognised by training board

    The UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) has been awarded a Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Growth Recognition Award, for the work carried out to improve business skills and knowledge within the erector community.  The training, run in association with CITB, involves fifteen UKTFA erector members. It is designed to prepare businesses for an upturn in the

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  • UK’s first Help to Buy completion

    UK’s first Help to Buy completion

    A young couple relocating from Northern Ireland to a new home near Liverpool have become the first new homebuyers to complete under the Help to Buy scheme, an initiative launched by the Government on 1 April.  Catherine McClean (26), a nurse, and Nikolai Ivanovic (25), a former Queens Guard, have taken their first step on

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  • WHISCERS™ shortlisted for Ashden Award

    WHISCERS™ shortlisted for Ashden Award

    The WHISCERS™ process, developed by United House and the Sustainable Energy Academy (SEA), has been shortlisted as a finalist for a coveted 2013 Ashden Award – the UK’s leading sustainable energy award.   WHISCERS™, which stands for Whole House in Situ Carbon and Energy Reduction Solution, is a revolutionary process for internal wall insulation which uses

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