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

Construction activity continues to decline

Expansion remains positive but hits lowest point since October 2013 as skills shortages continue to build

New website and brand identity for Limetec Group

Lime Technology and Hemcrete Projects now known as Limetec and HemBuild