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25/10/16 - Travis Perkins Closing 30 branches

Builders merchant Travis Perkins has announced it is closing 30 branches across the UK.The company said the move, which puts 600 jobs at risk, is due to the "uncertain" outlook for UK customer demand in 2017.  more info

11/10/16 - EFIA Extraordinary Meeting of Members - Proposed Merger with FCA

EFIA is holding an Extraordinary Meeting of Members on 26th October 2016 at Lantra 11:30am, to give members the opportunity to vote on a proposed merger between FCA and EFIA.  more info

27/06/16 - Brexit: ten things affecting the construction industry

Constructiomn news Online informs us that the UK’s vote to leave the EU has wide-ranging ramifications for the construction industry: here are 10 things to keep an eye on.  more info

17/05/16 - EFIA Releases new Guide to Information Security for its members

All businesses are the custodians of their customers', suppliers' and employees' personal and commercially sensitive information, and they bear a commercial and legal duty to treat that infiormation responsibly, i.  more info

06/01/16 - A manufacturing firm has been fined after an employee was crushed to death

A manufacturing firm has been fined after an employee was crushed to death after his arm got caught in a powered roller.  more info

06/01/16 - A metal galvanising company has been fined after an employee fell three metres from a ladder and injured himself.

A metal galvanising company has been fined after an employee fell three metres from a ladder and injured himself.  more info

17/11/15 - NO CHANGE TO H&S LAW FOR SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS IN CONSTRUCTION

Construction work has been exempted from the new Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Prescribed Undertakings) Regulations 2015 which means that self-employed construction workers are still required to comply with all relevant health and safety law.  more info

17/11/15 - BUILD UK HOLDS SUCCESSFUL FIRST MEETINGS OF MEMBERS

Build UK - the new organisation formed from the merger of the UK Contractor's Group and the National Specialist Contractor's Council - members met for the first time on 21 October and unanimously agreed a number of policy proposals to move forward on key industry issues including pre-qualification and payment.  more info

23/09/15 - UK Contractors Group Merger with National Specialist Contractors Council

The new trade body representing the interests of both main contractors and specialist contractors will be called Build UK.  more info

26/08/15 - Gate Safety Week

The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) represents all the key players in powered gates, industrial, commercial and garage doors, as well as the leading UK manufacturers and suppliers of building hardware, locks and architectural ironmongery.  more info

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