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Builders bullish despite rising costs, says FMB

Small construction firms enjoyed rising workloads in the first quarter of 2017, despite growing concerns over the cost of labour and materials, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s State of Trade Survey for... View Article

Robertson signs up to construction skills initiative

A national infrastructure specialist has signed up to a scheme that has developed an innovative new way to attract talent into the built environment industry. Robertson, one of the country’s largest independently owned construction, infrastructure and support services companies, has... View Article

Lincolnshire Lakes development underway

Work has started to build 3,000 new homes as part of the £1.3bn Lincolnshire Lakes development west of the M181 in North Lincolnshire – that will create 5,000 jobs. The development is believed to be the largest residential led regeneration... View Article

Industry reacts to Election announcement

Construction industry bodies have reacted to the news that Theresa May plans to call a general election on 8 June. Mark Farmer, author of the government-commissioned Farmer Review of the UK’s skills shortage and CEO of Cast Consultancy, said: “Whatever... View Article

New initiative shows increasing importance of CSR

A major new survey on corporate social responsibility (CSR) is now open to electrotechnical businesses, after being launched by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). The survey is being supported by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) – the national scheme to... View Article

Quote of the Week – 17th April 2017

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet... View Article

Taking care of our homes in-house

From April 2017, Sovereign’s in-house maintenance teams will carry out responsive repairs, gas servicing and work to get empty properties ready for new residents for all of our 56,000 homes. Sovereign Response and Spectrum Property Care, a wholly owned commercial... View Article

A step towards electrical safety in the PRS

Chairman of the NAPIT Trade Association, Frank Bertie, discusses NAPIT’s new Electrical Installation Safety Record Summary (EISRS) document and how it can help NAPIT inspectors and their customers. With the Government facing increasing pressure to improve electrical safety in the... View Article
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