More grim news for specialist contractors

West Sussex-based steelwork contractor Graham Wood Structural has collapsed. The firm employed 25 management and office staff with around 50 operatives, according to the last accounts and owed £2.6m. Don’t let this be you! was set up 3 years... View Article

Builder in bid to restart stalled Bedfordshire development

Leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes has submitted a new planning application in a bid to get construction re-started at a stalled Bedfordshire development. The Home Farm site at Lodge Road in Cranfield has been dormant since May 2012, after negotiations between... View Article

Skanska strengthens senior team as it prepares for expansion

Skanska UK is strengthening its senior management team, as it prepares to take advantage of significant future growth opportunities. Deirdre Murphy, who has managed Skanska’s infrastructure services operation since 2008, takes on a critical new strategic role, leading the development... View Article

Back to school with free fire safety webinar

The contemporary trend for education buildings to provide open, multi-use spaces offers a relaxed and flexible learning environment, but it can also introduce a number of safety concerns. To address this, one of the UK’s leading experts in fire design... View Article

Architectural excellence on Jersey Island

Over the past few years the residents of Jersey have used its beautiful landscape for the backdrop to their homes. There has been a visible increase in property development across the island from residential new builds to commercial refurbishments. CANAL... View Article

BBC Documentary puts Bison on the small screen

Bison Manufacturing’s market leading pre-cast concrete units have featured in a prime-time BBC documentary. ‘Hidden Histories: Britain’s Oldest Businesses’, which aired on BBC4 on Wednesday 29th January, featured the work of Bison customer R Durtnell & Sons Ltd, a contractor... View Article

ukDEA Applauds £2M Kick Start for District Heating

The UK District Energy Association (ukDEA) has applauded the recent announcement by DECC that 26 local authorities will benefit from a windfall of more than £1.9 million to support the development of low carbon heat networks. The support, administered by... View Article

Social Housing, what is a decent standard?

Over half of UK social housing tenants believe they live in a property which fails to meet Decent Homes standards, despite investment from landlords, according to new research from building, maintenance and refurbishment company FT Finley. The standards prescribe that... View Article

Historic building gets revamp thanks to Scape and Willmott Dixon

A historic building in a Leicestershire town has been handed back to the district council following a £5.75 million refurbishment, thanks to contractor Willmott Dixon and public sector construction procurement specialists Scape. The Symington Building in Market Harborough, which started... View Article

Wulvern is Best!

Crewe-based housing association Wulvern has been acknowledged as a ‘very good’ employer for a second year by workplace engagement specialists Best Companies and has been named as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For. Best... View Article