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UK house price growth set to come to a halt

House price growth in the UK will likely come to a halt over the course of next year as the number of transactions reduces slightly, according to the RICS housing forecast for 2018.   However, it should be noted that the... View Article

Timber Trade Federation issues Statistical Review 2017

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has issued its Statistical Review 2017. The publication shows that growth in the consumption of wood products in the UK resumed in 2016, following a small drop in volume the previous year. A near 3% volume increase resulted... View Article

GGF relaunches security glazing publications

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has relaunched two updated security glazing leaflets. The revised “Laminated Glass: Safety and Security” and “Toughened Glass: Safety and Strength” leaflets are now available to download free from the GGF website and printed copies... View Article

Deep Soil Mixing Ltd achieve ISO 9001 & 14001

Ground remediation and soil stabilisation contractor, Deep Soil Mixing Ltd has achieved certification to two key international business standards – ISO 9001 Standard for Quality Management & ISO 14001 for Environmental Management. Achieving ISO 9001 & 14001 comes at the... View Article

City Building celebrates golden year with multiple award wins

Glasgow-based City Building is ending the year on a high following a flurry of award wins recognising the construction firm’s unique approach to corporate responsibility and diversity. The company gained a total of seven accolades throughout 2017, including Diversity Star... View Article

Over 20 trade bodies sign open letter seeking retentions action

In the construction industry, clients and main contractors have traditionally withheld for a time part of the payment owed to specialist contractors and builders, ostensibly as security against defective work or risk of insolvency.  As trade associations and professional bodies... View Article

Hackitt Review to reform Building Regs backed by FMB

The initial findings of the Hackitt Review offer a positive step forward to address a multitude of failings within the construction industry and among its regulators, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said:... View Article

The city of tomorrow

Almost half of the world’s population is currently living in cities, and by 2050 the figure is expected to rise to 75%. Nobody really knows what the city of the future will be like. Movies and books throughout history have attempted to... View Article

The Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia

The Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia opened on 14 December after a full renovation and refurbishment (some sections of the gallery will be accessible from the 10 November 2017). The display includes a new narrative for China... View Article
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