Garden villages could be the answer to the housing crisis

Think tank report suggests devolving powers to councils for the construction of green communities could supply thousands of new properties

HD Sharman reveals Gutterline competition winner

Max Bradley wins œ2,000 in holiday vouchers as HD Sharman thanks ?overwhelming' number of entrants

Fuel poor ?left out in the cold’ says new report

Research finds 80% drop in measures delivered by Government to poorly insulated, low income homes

DECC extends funding deadline to increase uptake of GDHIF phase one

Homeowners with vouchers from the June-July 2014 period of the scheme now have until March 31 to make a claim

Thousands of projects at risk from skills shortages

Roughly 27,000 projects a year will be lost by 2019 as surveyors lacking skilled workers turn down contracts

New plans could see main contractors in court over payment terms

Government proposals would allow trade bodies to take companies to court on behalf of SME firms

Workers offered baby wipes as protection from asbestos

Suffolk firm fined after it was found that workers were left vulnerable while illegally removing asbestos insulation board

Government law to boost energy efficiency of private rented homes

Landlords will be required to raise EPC levels to Band E in April 2018 under new Government rules

Women to make up a quarter of construction workforce by 2020

New findings show 10% increase in number of women in the industry over the last decade, with more expected to join

House of Lords members oppose deregulation of health and safety rules

Peers claim plans to allow certain self-employed workers to be exempt from laws could "cause dangerous confusion" and increase risks