New helpline will provide support to those in need

Construction Industry Helpline launched to offer help to those suffering from a range of diificulties

European giants square off over secret buyout

Saint-Gobain's purchase of Sika's controlling shares has left the Swiss company's management preparing for resignation

Autumn Statement faces criticism from construction for missing opportunities

Chancellor's announcements on apprenticeships met with approval, but lack of other policies that could help construction called into question

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund re-launched

Second phase of DECC scheme offers "ring fenced funding" and "a more robust application process"

Threshold change gives small house-builders access to millions

Changes to the Builders Finance Fund will mean developments as small as five units will be able to benefit from œ525 million pot

Government proposes plans to build and sell new homes

"Radical new approach" will see government commission and build homes for sale instead of selling land to private house-building firms

Government calls for payment transparency

Department of Business, Innovation and Skills launches consultation on proposals that would see large companies publish payment records

SolarSense crowned for a second time at Green Energy Awards

Bristol company named Installer of the Year following large scale projects and involvement in community energy schemes

New wind load guidance for metal cladding

Guidance for wind loadings on roof and wall cladding outlines the necessary considerations when preparing a building envelope

New depot brings Layher north

Modular scaffolding and weather protection specialist offers equipment and expertise range to the north of England