Wienerberger to build e4 brick house at BRE Innovation Park

Sustainable house model will be built to new BRE standard for affordable and sustainable homes

Conservative party promises 200,000 discounted homes to first time-buyers if re-elected

New homes to be built with 20% discount to market value following house-builder exemptions from section 106 and infrastructure levy

Revised BS 5534 comes into force

Six-month grace period ends as new rules governing slating and tiling work take effect

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

Big Foot Systems joins bimstore

Light Duty and Heavy Duty freestanding framework systems, and Safe Access Systems ranges, all added to raise awareness and meet 2016 Government BIM deadline

Considerate Constructors Scheme marks record year with Annual Review

Record numbers of sites and companies were registered in 2014, while more awards were presented and site visits carried out than any other year

New plans unveiled to ensure London meets housing targets

London Land Commission will identify brownfield sites suitable for development by any of the nine new Housing Zones

Demand continues to outstrip new housing-building figures

2014 house-building experienced a minor boost, but drop in final quarter suggests figures will remain well below those needed