Marine construction begins in Mersey estuary

The arrival of three marine barges in the Mersey estuary heralds a new phase in the construction of the Mersey Gateway Bridge. The marine equipment, which includes the 410ft Harry McGill tower crane barge, arrived in the estuary in convoy... View Article

Lock in the warmth with a new home

With almost half of householders claiming to live in draughty properties, a move from old to new could keep in the heat despite the drop in temperature. The week of October 20th – 24th is Energy Saving Week and Redrow... View Article

Tax concerns dampen demand

Prime property values increased by 0.3% in Q3 2014, the slowest rate of growth in nearly two years Annual price growth in the country house market is 4.7% The number of sales completed so far this year is 8.4% higher... View Article

Forrest wins place on four-year framework

Social housing contractor Forrest has secured its place on a four-year framework agreement with social housing procurement consortium Procure Plus. The Procure Plus Installation and Repair Works framework is divided into 48 lots, worth a total of £397.5m, with Forrest... View Article

Housebuilder trainees to represent region in national award

A trainee joiner, assistant buyer and sales advisor from West Yorkshire have been shortlisted for a national housebuilder’s Young Achievers award. Harrison Tucker, Alexandra Hope and Thomas Merry have each been recognised for their hard work and dedication by Persimmon... View Article

1.3 million tradespeople at risk from dangers of asbestos

Tradespeople, including construction workers, carpenters and painters and decorators, could come into contact with deadly asbestos on average more than 100 times a year* according to a new survey commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)**. As well as... View Article

Beware the dangers from using portable generators

With stormy weather forecast for the coming weeks homeowners that suffer power cuts may be tempted to use a portable emergency generator. But as B&ES (the Building & Engineering Services Association) points out, if used improperly there can be a... View Article