Is there enough capacity to deliver the government’s Green Homes Grant...

With the launch of the government’s new Green Homes Grant scheme just weeks away, Neil Marshall, head of Insulation Alliances of England, Scotland and Wales, asks whether there is enough industry capacity to deliver the measures needed?

The road for innovative products can be long

For decades, Roofshield has been providing roofing contractors with the highest quality, pitched roof underlay, which is both air and vapour permeable. Iain Fairnington, technical director at A.Proctor Group, explains how the product has been embraced by the construction industry since its inception in 1996.

Travis Perkins: Interim results 2020

Travis Perkins plc has released its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2020. The builders’ merchant group has made a pre-tax loss of £126.6 million for the first half of 2020.

Industry urged to have its say on construction recovery plan

The construction industry is being urged to have its say on the recovery plan put forward by the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum.

BMF service gives members hassle-free access to Kickstart Scheme

The Builders Merchants Federation is encouraging its members to take advantage of the government’s new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme, by providing full administrative support to simplify the engagement process and enable every BMF member to participate.

Timber engineering industry gathers for insights into the new normal

The Trussed Rafter Association will be running a virtual roadshow in October, allowing members to ‘meet’ and discuss current industry issues.

Construction manufacturers urged to ‘digitise product data’ to reduce risk

A new initiative has been launched to get manufacturers in the construction industry to take ownership of their product information. A series of articles are being produced and manufacturers are being encouraged to join a discussion group to share their views.

Setback for construction recovery can be fixed with successful Green Homes...

Government must release the breaks on sluggish construction sector activity by stepping up its support for builders who want to get accredited for the Green Homes Grants scheme, according to the Federation of Master Builders.

COVID-19 breaches on construction sites are down by 41%

The Building Safety Group has reported a 41% decrease in the number of COVID-19 breaches occurring on construction sites over a three-month period.

Kickstart Scheme opens for employer applications

A £2 billion government initiative designed to help young people into work has launched. The Kickstart Scheme is designed to help build young people's skills and confidence and is meant to act as a stepping stone to further employment.