Lobbying BBA welcomes Green Homes Grant opportunities

Confirmation of the Green Homes Grant came just days after the BBA and an influential lobby that comprised a number of UK energy efficiency organisations called on the government to include a ‘major’ green stimulus within its economic recovery package.

‘Construction Talent Retention Scheme’ is unveiled by government

The government has moved to secure vital talent needed to build the UK's recovery from COVID-19 by launching a scheme to protect jobs in the construction sector.

Sector responds to Chancellor’s summer economic update

Industry reacts to the launch of the Green Homes Grant and the Construction Talent Retention Scheme.

Government unveils £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to unveil a £2 billion grant scheme on Wednesday 8 July for energy-saving home improvements.

No Falls Foundation urges workers to ‘Be Safe, Don’t Fall, Stay...

Dedicated to preventing falls from height and helping people affected by the life-changing consequences of a fall, the No Falls Foundation is keen to ensure that height safety remains a priority, despite the understandable pressures to kick-start the economy.

New housing developments must prioritise a sense of community

New research from Eurocell shows that UK residents want tomorrow’s homes to be built in a way that fosters a sense of community.

WernerCo dispels myths around EN131 ladder standards

Despite having been introduced to the UK over two years ago, there are still many misconceptions around the EN131 standards and what this means to those working at height. As such, WernerCo is addressing some of these to ensure tradespeople are equipped with the right information when choosing a ladder.

Public sector roofing framework extended due to pandemic

As a result of coronavirus, LHC is extending its existing roofing framework for another year before launching a completely new version - the Roofing Systems Framework - next year.

Credit where it’s due – why construction can hold its head...

Vivalda Group chairman Peter Johnson pays tribute to construction industry as it emerges from lockdown.

MGMA makes it a hat-trick of online CPDs

The Metal Gutter Manufacturers Association has added a third CPD to its portfolio entitled: ‘Industrial metal rainwater systems inspection and maintenance’, which provides the user with best practice advice in the inspection and maintenance of industrial metal rainwater systems