Success at Interbuild 2008 for The Construction

The Construction Centre announced an increase in visitor traffic to its website and enquiries to building manufacturers and suppliers following the Interbuild Exhibition last week. - November 08, 2008

The Construction Highlights Fresh Reports of Skills Shortages in the Construction Industry

The Construction Centre reported earlier this year that migrant building workers were returning to their homelands which would exacerbate the UK skills shortage. - September 25, 2008

The Construction Signs CHP (Combined Heat and Power) Petition on Downing Street Website

The Construction today signed a petition, established by Heating and Ventilation Review, which supports the adoption of a feed in tariff for CHP owners who have surplus electricity which is sent back to the national grid. - August 01, 2008

VAT Reduction Proposals Welcomed by the Construction

The European Union (EU) announced last week that small firms in the building, catering and services industry could benefit from a VAT reduction to 5% from the current rate of 17.5%. - July 18, 2008

The Construction Comments on the Continued Declining House Building Industry

Fresh reports today revealed that the construction industry suffered further last month with purchasing activity down to its lowest point for eleven years. - July 05, 2008

Housebuilders Overpricing Ends in Tears with UK Banks Says Construction

The Construction today said that the housing crisis could get much worse. It has been no secret that housebuilders have been riding the wave of inflated house prices and now rumours are pervading the industry that banks are beginning to restrict the amount of lending against new build properties less than five years old. - June 26, 2008

The Construction Centre Highlights Its Concern Over Housebuilders Reaction to Slowing Market

Several reports this week that major UK housebuilders are considering job losses and the postponement of projects have revealed that the construction industry will not be immune from the effects of the global credit crunch. - May 30, 2008

The Construction Centre Comments on the UK Housing and Construction Markets

Fresh reports released by the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) and RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) this week seem to be compounding the belief that the credit crunch has not only affected the UK housing market but also the construction industry. - May 16, 2008

"RICS Survey Puts Government Target of 3 Million Homes at Risk" Says the Construction

A survey released by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) today has shown a sharp downturn in workload growth particularly in the housing sector. - April 03, 2008

The Renewable Energy Centre Comments on Hutton’s Ongoing Push for Nuclear Energy

John Hutton is today going to call for the expansion of the UK’s nuclear industry. The speech will precede an agreement due to be signed tomorrow by Gordon Brown and the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy which will promote French reactor technology in the new power stations planned for the UK. - March 30, 2008

The Construction Centre UK Comments on the Push for Nuclear Power

The Construction highlighted that events this week have shown just how serious the government is about the development of nuclear power in the UK. - March 29, 2008

The Construction Centre UK Comments on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Construction Centre today released a statement in support of the proposed Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which is set to replace the unpopular Planning Gain Supplement. - March 22, 2008

The Construction Centre UK Responds to Darling’s First Budget

Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his first budget yesterday in the House of Commons. There were few surprises as Darling sought to raise taxes in order to support the likely economic downturn however it was slated by the opposition as a “bad news budget”. - March 15, 2008

Skills Shortages Now Critical for UK Building Industry Says The Construction

Following the release of the Construction Skills report on the state of the building industry, The Construction Centre released a statement today about its concern for the skills shortage. - March 08, 2008

The Construction Comments on the Lifetime Homes Strategy

The Government this week published a new strategy for housing guidelines which help to accommodate the needs of the elderly and is to be woven into the existing policy; the Code for Sustainable Homes. The strategy has been hailed as the first of its kind in the world and The Construction Centre today commented on how it might affect the UK’s already new build industry. - February 29, 2008

The Construction Says Health and Safety is a Mindset Not a Policy

Following the much publicised announcement by Laing O’Rourke to introduce random alcohol and drug testing for all employees, The Construction Centre released a statement in support of the move but suggested that companies in the industry could go further still to reduce and even eliminate site accidents. - February 24, 2008

The Construction Remains at the Top of the Class

The online provider for information on building products for the public and private sectors of the construction industry announced today that record visitor numbers in January indicated a very successful year ahead. - February 22, 2008

The Construction Comments on UK Government’s Regeneration Plans

The UK government has stated its intention to solve the housing shortage by building 3 million new homes by 2020. This is a staggering number for the house building industry and The Construction Centre today released a statement commenting on the potential pitfalls of this bold strategy. - February 02, 2008

The Construction Centre Supports Sir Michael Pitts’ Flood Report

Following the release of The Pitt Review this week, on the severe flooding which hit the UK in June and July this year, The Construction Centre issued a statement fully supporting its recommendations. - December 21, 2007

The Construction Centre Highlights Concerns Over Thames Gateway Regeneration Project

Plans for the huge regeneration project in the Thames Gateway area received a mixed response last week. The project, which could be the largest of its kind in Europe, is set to cost around 9 billion pounds and span 40 miles along the Thames. - December 14, 2007

The Construction Supports WRAP’s Off Site Construction Report

Following a report issued earlier this month by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) regarding off site construction (OSC), The Construction today announced it was in full support of the potential cost and environmental benefits to the building industry. - December 01, 2007

The Construction Supports Calls for Building Regulations Review Covering Fire Safety

With two large commercial building fires within the space of two weeks, The Construction Centre has today announced its support for a review of Building Regulations as recommended by the Fire Protection Association. - November 21, 2007

The Construction Supports Zero Carbon Plans for Non Domestic Buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has this week announced its intention to lead a project for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) researching the implications of implementing a zero carbon policy for non domestic new and existing buildings. - November 08, 2007

The Construction Supports HSE and IoD Report; Leading Health and Safety at Work

Following the release of new guidance issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) this week, The Construction Centre today released a statement fully supporting the document. The guidance has been written for directors and is designed to provide a basis for creating and implementing an effective Health and Safety strategy. - November 01, 2007

The Construction Calls for Further Investigation Into Diesel Particulate Filters for Site Plant in London

The Construction announced today its support of the Construction Plant Hire Association’s (CPA) lobby to revise key elements of the Best Practice Guidance, issued by the Greater London Authority, in order to help plant owners and suppliers transition to meet EU emission standards. - October 19, 2007

Brown’s Zero Carbon Tax Breaks Don’t Go Far Enough, Says UK Online Building Directory; the Construction

Gordon Brown’s announcement in May this year that new carbon zero homes would be exempt from stamp duty was positively received by both the public and construction industry. However, The Construction today voiced its concern that the directive to build zero carbon homes is not being achieved. - October 12, 2007

The Construction Supports Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Draft Bill

The Construction Centre today announced its support of the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions (RES) Bill and welcomed the proposals for consistent and proportionate methods to deal with non-compliance to regulations within the building industry. The draft bill is expected to become law in April 2008 and proposes significant changes for regulators across the industry, affecting both small and large construction companies. - September 05, 2007

The Construction Centre Supports Crane Safety Following Strategic Forum Summit

Following the recent flurry of accidents and deaths relating to crane collapses, The Construction Centre announced its support of the Strategic Forum Summit. The summit held on 9th August, highlighted key areas and issues which needed to be addressed in order to ensure tower crane safety and reduce... - August 22, 2007

The Construction Takes Practical Steps to Help UK Flood Victims

Following the devastating effects of recent rainfall across Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, The Construction Centre has responded by compiling a practical and easy guide to coping with flood damage. - August 02, 2007

The Construction Supports Federation of Master Builders Lobby on Planning White Paper

The Construction Centre today announced its support of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) lobby against the government regarding the proposals laid out in Mays planning white paper, affecting loft conversions and roof extensions. - July 26, 2007

The Construction Comments on UK Cement Shortages

The last quarter has seen widespread reporting on the UK’s cement supply chain, highlighting severe shortages which have been affecting projects around the country. - July 21, 2007

The Construction Reveals Building Industry Search Trends for the Second Quarter 2007

The Construction Centre released today its assessment of online search trends for building and construction according to its website statistics for the second quarter of 2007. The construction Centre is one of the UK’s largest and busiest directories enabling industry professionals and consumers to find thousands of products and services in one central online location. - July 05, 2007

The Construction Adds Acoustic Engineers to Its Professionals Directory

Due to a rise in popularity for searches regarding specialist acoustic engineering firms a new section has been added to the Professionals directory on The Construction Centre website. - June 30, 2007

The Construction Helps Promote UK Site Waste Management Plans

The Construction today highlighted its extensive database for architects and contractors to find recycled and sustainable products in order help conform to the Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) which come into effect in April 2008. - June 22, 2007

The Construction Helps Promote Carbon Challenge Plans

The Construction Centre today announced its support of the Government’s Carbon Challenge plans, which aims to create five zero carbon or near zero carbon developments throughout the UK in order to provide working examples to the building industry. The idea is to encourage house builders to implement good building practices in order to meet the 2016, CO2 emissions targets. - June 15, 2007

The Construction Centre Helps the Building Industry Move Forward

The Construction Centre today announced four new valuable additions to its website; Exhibitions & Events, University and College Courses, Building Regulations and Construction Work in a bid to help further promote careers and business in the building industry. - June 06, 2007

Response to Planning White Paper from The Construction

Following the release of the Planning White Paper by Communities Secretary, Ruth Kelly on Monday last week, The Construction Centre has welcomed the proposals but with a degree of caution. - June 02, 2007

The Construction Centre Sees Rise in Searches as UK Responds to New Smoking Ban Laws

The Construction Centre today announced that searches on its website for signage and smoking shelters have increased significantly over the last two months, as businesses prepare for the new smoking ban laws which come into effect on 1st July 2007. - May 23, 2007

The Construction Seeks to Help Reduce the UK Building Industry Skills Shortage

The Construction Centre today issued concern for the UK building industry, which is currently seeing continued improvement and buoyancy in the market but which is also simultaneously experiencing a skills shortage. Many industry pundits have also highlighted their worries that despite the apparent... - May 18, 2007

The Construction Predicts UK Air Conditioning Sales Will Heat Up Over the Summer

The Construction Centre today issued a warning to businesses to be prepared for the hot summer temperatures expected. With predictions from the met office that the mean summer temperatures this year will be above long term averages and the odds of exceptionally hot periods increasing, many businesses will not have planned ahead with regards to keeping their staff cool. - May 02, 2007

The Construction Reveals Building Industry Search Trends for the Spring Quarter

The Construction Centre released today its assessment of online search trends for building and construction according to its website statistics for the first quarter of 2007. The construction Centre is one of the UK’s largest and busiest directories enabling industry professionals and consumers to find thousands of products and services in one central online location. - April 25, 2007

The Construction Centre Reviews Health and Safety in the Building Industry

The Construction Centre has reviewed the provisional figures for deaths and injuries in construction which has been issued by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) for the year 2006-2007. Indications show that there is still a long way for the UK building industry to go in order to reduce the... - April 18, 2007

Problems with DIY and Building Regulations? The Construction Centre Explains All

Over the last few years the UK has seen an explosion of building projects which have been completed by home owners. This has not only put a strain on the available resources within local building control and planning services but has also led to the increase of non compliance to Building Regulations. - April 12, 2007

The Construction Centre Backs National Bid to Raise Equality in the UK Building Industry

The Construction Centre announced today that it fully supports the increasing role of women in the building industry and has committed to raising UK awareness through its website. It will list female Professionals and Tradeswomen in its directories alongside links to Trade Associations such as Women and Manual Trade (WAMT) and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). - April 05, 2007

The Construction Joins the Debate Over the New Construction Industry Scheme

The Construction today joined the debate surrounding the new Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) which is finally due, after several delays, to come into effect for contractors next week on 1st April 2007. The scheme is the latest revision to a policy originally introduced in 1972 to... - March 29, 2007

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