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Raising a glass to sustainable construction

Architects, designers and others specifying building materials for construction projects are increasingly turning to timber as a key element of the building design. Alun Watkins, executive director, PEFC UK explains more
9th October 2018

Birmingham plans modular housing pilot

Birmingham City Council is preparing a modular housing pilot to help free up sites where traditional construction is deemed too difficult or expensive. The council is preparing to launch its BMHT Modular development programme in spring...
8th October 2018

Travelodge to build 10 hotels at UK conference hubs

Budget hotel chain Travelodge is ramping up its expansion programme with plans to invest £100m in 10 new hotels near UK conference centres. The firm is actively looking at sites from Edinburgh to Bournemouth, including three potential...
5th October 2018

Housing Secretary of State promises to be bold in boosting innovation and new home building

Housing is the top priority for the UK Government with Secretary of State James Brokenshire pledging to be bold and radical in terms of boosting homes and revamping planning. He told the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham that...
3rd October 2018

BESA president warns on industry problems

The president of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that the effective delivery of major construction and infrastructure projects utterly depends on a broader move to offsite prefabrication. Tim Hopkinson...
2nd October 2018
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