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A brighter future for the construction industry

The construction industry is feeling good about the future, with more than 80% of respondents in a survey conducted by Construction Enquirer and the Build Show reporting a positive outlook for their business over the next 18 months. In an... View Article

Cast your mind forward

Ornate Interiors MD Ronnie Clifford wants you to break the mould… This is a call to arms!  We want you to break the mould and unlock the unlimited potential of your interior spaces. We have a very real chance to... View Article

Manage your build… and most importantly your budget

By James Bryden, Clearplan Project Manager. In a recent survey* of house builders and homeowners, it was found that 75% of respondents overspent. While spending your contingency can be a “joke” at dinner parties, in reality it’s no laughing matter,... View Article

Cut through the jargon of renewable energy

There has never been a better time to incorporate renewable technology into self-builds and refurbishments, thanks to the government’s latest ‘go-green’ initiative. That’s the message from Yorkshire Heat Pumps owner, Michael Wright, who says the new domestic Renewable Heat Incentive... View Article

Willmott Dixon retains carbon neutrality status

Willmott Dixon has remained, what it believes to be, the only construction firm to be carbon neutral after again off-setting its emissions. Since 2012, the company has reduced its carbon intensity – the amount of carbon emissions relative to turnover... View Article

Net-zero-energy; the new threshold for green building

According to sustainable architect Bill Maclay the new threshold for green building is not just low energy; it is net-zero-energy. In his new book ‘The New Net Zero’ he demonstrates for designers and builders interested in exploring this green design’s... View Article

Homes and Communities Agency sets out housing plans

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) plans to complete more than 9,500 market sale homes as part of its targets for 2014/15. More than 5,500 of these will be delivered through the government’s Get Britain Building programme, devised for schemes... View Article

Government unveils updated £383bn Infrastructure Pipeline

The Government has today published its updated National Infrastructure Pipeline, which shows that planned infrastructure investment has now increased to £383 billion up to 2020 and beyond. The Pipeline, which is converted in to an interactive map format by leading... View Article
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