The construction industry has long been recognized as a high risk working environment so, for many in the industry, the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Fees for Intervention Scheme has been an unwelcome addition to potential business costs.
Britain’s biggest housebuilders possess enough land to create more than 600,000 new homes, an analysis by the Guardian has found, raising questions as to whether they are doing enough to solve the housing crisis facing Britain.
New prisons plan may unlock door to new homes
A wave of new homes are potentially set for London amid plans to sell off Wandsworth, Wormwood Scrubs and Pentonville prisons.
A new market could emerge in the form of solid wall insulation (SWI) as industry campaigners seek to overturn its fortunes.
New sentencing guidelines that crack down on risks to workers will come into effect in the new year.
BIM’s reach still limited
Two-thirds of building project contracts do not refer directly to BIM, a new survey suggests.
Number of new homes rises in 2015 despite recent dip
Data recording the registration of new homes this year up to and including September shows a nine percent increase on the same period in 2014.
Safety crackdown has clients in its sights
Nearly half of refurbishment sites targeted by HSE during an inspections blitz were found to be operating below acceptable standards.
Confusion over loans scheme for builders
Builders have claimed only £1m of a £525m government funding pot amid doubts over the scheme’s rules and legal detail.
Construction death – firms sentenced
Two associate companies have been fined after a worker was killed when concrete joists fell on him.