The Façade Awards UK 2020 are open for entries!

Free to enter, the Façade Awards UK, which will be held on May 21, 2020, will celebrate the very best in façade design across the UK from the past year, as well as promote the creative and innovative use of products or materials.

Back small housebuilders to improve the design of new homes

To get SME builders back into the housing market, the Federation of Master Builders says the industry needs to tackle the barriers of land supply, access to finance and a simpler planning system.

Parker Building Supplies raises £150k for Teenage Cancer Trust

For the last decade, the independent builders’ merchant has supported the charity and will continue to do so going forward.

Langley Waterproofing Systems scoops silver at industry awards

The company has been recognised for its commitment to improving the image of construction.

Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland launches customer training under one ‘roof’

Dedicated online training has been launched to support the company’s customers to create high performing buildings of the future.

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity hands out £1.13m in ‘challenging year’...

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has made a huge impact to supporting the construction industry in 2019, which saw a 56% increase in demand for its charitable services through its 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline.

Headline sponsor announced for LRWA charity dragon boat regatta

Proteus Waterproofing will be the main supporter of the event, which is taking part on May 14, 2020, and will help raise money for mental health charity, Mates in Mind.

New requirements for insulation guarantees under ECO3

To help clarify the issue of changing insulation guarantees, Neil Marshall of Neil Marshall Consultancy Services, explains what has changed, what is changing and how installation companies will be affected.

Carillion collapse two years on and lessons not learned

Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, has warned that the government has failed to learn the lessons from the collapse of Carillion and that workers still face losing their jobs without warning and through no fault of their own.

Construction recovery needs a VAT cut, says FMB

In order to help boost the industry, the Chancellor should prioritise cutting VAT on home improvement works, so that tax isn’t a barrier to homeowners upgrading the energy efficiency of their properties.