Martin-Brooks delivers charity Christmas cheer

Martin-Brooks directors, Gerald Brooks (third right) and Jeremy Martin (centre) with representatives from the charities the firm supports

Fake certification cards common on construction sites

New survey finds 20% of those responsible for checking CSCS cards on construction sites have seen fakes in the last year

Employment contracts rare for construction workers

New poll finds more than 60% of workers do not have a contract, while 16% said they considered themselves to be on a zero-hour contract

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

Official figures suggest construction activity is in decline

ONS data shows a drop in output during Q1 2015 despite strong activity in March, but CPA findings suggest work continues to build for the industry

SIG brings in new investors to grow and build business

SIG chief executive Steve Francis has brought in venture capitalist investors to inject £85 million into the business in exchange for a 25% stake.

Roofers are concerned about material shortages, new data reveals

When asked to rank their top three concerns for 2021, almost half of roofing and cladding contractors put material shortages at the top of the list, according to a new State of the Roofing Industry Survey, produced by Glenigan for the National Federation of Roofing Contractors.

Sika’s board of directors gamble with AGM ultimatum

Unless all of the current board is re-elected in April, all members will step down in opposition to Saint-Gobain's attempts to buy the company

Long term commitment is needed to sustain sector recovery

Signs of recovery should be sustained with commitment to a long-term National Retrofit Strategy, says the Federation of Master Builders in response to the recent Office for National Statistics Construction Output data.

Tradespeople see a rapid rise in female representation over the past...

Women working in trade professions including construction has doubled in the last ten years, says Direct Line for Business.