Party letter aims to make health and safety an election issue

British Safety Council writes to six political parties to find out what their plans are for health and safety as the General Election approaches

Number of homes with insulation increases

Figures show more than 70% of cavity wall homes have insulation, while proportion of solid wall homes remains small

House-building benefits revealed by new research

New report finds that house-building contributes almost œ20bn to the UK economy, and calls for more to be done to increase this further

Budget 2015 offers boosts to house-building and apprentices

New Help to Buy ISA and better apprenticeship reforms have been welcomed, but Chancellor Osborne's final Budget offered little more

Welsh Slate supports roofing apprentices

Manufacturer supplies 12 tonnes of slates to Scottish University as well as awarding apprentice "craft" prize

Swish Building Products adds to environmental credentials

Manufacturer's carbon footprint down significantly since 2008 despite increasing demand

Construction activity drops as house-building slows

ONS figures show surprise dip in performance for the industry, with reduction in house-building thought of as largely to blame

New partnership aims to deliver sustainable solutions

Kingspan Timber Solutions and XLAM Dolomiti join forces to boost the impact of cross-laminated timber

Government implements new housing policy for councils and self-builders

Formation of a Housing Finance Institute will seek to improve the housing efforts of local authorities, while new fund seeks to help custom-build projects 

Firestone Building Products welcomes contractors to Brussels

Commercial kick-off event offered licensed contractors the opportunity to tour the company's head offices and learn about "Drive It" campaign