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03/09/13 - CPA Anticipates Growth In The Construction Industry

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has published its latest forecasts and anticipates construction output growth of 2.  more info

03/09/13 - Former Southall Gas Works Site To Be Redeveloped

St James Group Ltd, part of the Berkeley Group of companies, has agreed a deal with National Grid Property to redevelop the former Southall Gas Works site.  more info

03/09/13 - House-Building Increases In The UK

NHBC's latest registration statistics show that house-building levels in the UK continue to show improvement on recent years, with figures for July being 19% higher (13,539) than the same month last year (11,391).  more info

03/09/13 - Tradesmen Work Between 41-50 Hrs Per Week

Tradesmen are working longer hours than ever, and are willing to sacrifice holidays and weekends in a bid to squeeze more jobs in.  more info

15/07/13 - Workloads expected to rise modestly in the coming year

Total workloads ticked up in the first three months of 2013 Workload expectations are positive for the coming 12 months Rising input costs keep a lid on profit margin expectations The Q1 2013 RICS Construction Market Survey shows that total workloads edged up over the quarter.  more info

09/07/13 - SMEs still struggling with payment and cashflow

Despite the government’s pledges to invest in the industry, cashflow and funding are still providing major challenges for SMEs, says Peter Vinden, and the chancellor should have done more.  more info

03/07/13 - HSS Acquires UK Platforms

HSS Hire Services Group (HSS), the national supplier of tools, equipment and related services, has acquired UK Platforms, the powered access specialist, from the Haulotte Group.  more info

03/07/13 - Call For Firms To Prepare For Climate Change

Defra is calling on businesses, local councils and communities to get ready for climate change and extreme weather in a report published today, as part of the Government's National Adaptation Programme report.  more info

03/07/13 - Customers Best Protected By Written Contracts - FMB

Written contracts for building work is the best option for consumers wanting to protect themselves from unscrupulous tradesmen, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the publication of the Draft Consumer Rights Bill.  more info

03/07/13 - FMB Welcomes Funding To Boost The Welsh Construction Industry

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has welcomed the announcement by Edwina Hart, Wales's Minister for Economy, Science & Transport Minister, of a £10 million Property Development Fund aimed at supporting smaller scale property ventures and providing a boost to the Welsh construction industry.  more info

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