Architects remain confident despite staffing issues

Sector shows greater positivity in January 2015 than previous month, but reports emerge of difficulty in hiring skilled workers

Government consults on future of Section 106 requirements

Changes to policy are intended to speed up the planning process and get workers on site quickly

SME firms to benefit from changes to EU procurement rules

New rules encourage authorities to break contracts into smaller lots and promote greater transparency in payment practices and job opportunities

CCF launches exclusive ?Winsulation’ competition

Insulation and interior building products distributor offers customers a whole host of prizes, including a new Ford Transit van

J Wright Roofing named one of the sector’s best training providers

Roofing contractor named runner-up in the first Building Communities in the East Midlands (BCEM) Awards

Keymer returns to market from new Wienerberger home

The company's handmade tiles will be manufactured using the same traditional techniques from Wienerberger's Ewhurst factory

Seventh quarter of continued growth for construction

Construction industry enjoyed positive output in Q4 2014 but order books suggest loss of momentum in 2015

Women in construction surge despite facing discrimination

Over three quarters of survey respondents reported a surge in female applications, with ?earning potential' thought to be the main cause

BRE looks to make improvements to thermal bridging levels

New Certified Thermal Details and Products Scheme will assess and certify products and details before making them accessible from an online database

Contractor cooperation on the horizon

NSCC and UKCG are in ongoing talks to work together on key issues, as well as form a new organisation bringing together contractor members and trade associations