New Advisory Network for Construction Industry Launched by the HSE

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  It has been announced that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a new advisory network for the construction industry – The Construction Industry Advisory Network (CONIAN). The announcement was made at the HSE’s Rose Court office during the launch event at the beginning of December, which was well-attended by industry representatives, Government
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Plans for Accreditation Scheme for Roofing Industry

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It was announced two days ago, at the annual NFRC conference, that plans are afoot to launch an accreditation scheme, in what is being hailed as a ‘major landmark’ for the roofing industry. Plans include the creation of 5,000 accredited roofing professionals over the four-year duration of the programme, with an aim to improve efficiency,
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Flat Roof EPDM Training Courses – Book Online

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Flat roof installation has come on leaps and bounds in the last decade, and today’s best systems are faster and easier to install. Single-ply roofing membranes are fast-becoming the industry go-to for flat roof materials, and now the installation of them is far away from the traditional felt roof system, which required the use of
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Barratt Homes Announce Housebuilding Profits

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Despite reports of housebuilding failing to meet UK government targets, Barratt Developments today announced a growth in gross profits of 12.1% compared to last year’s figures. This gives the company a 20% gross margin, and resulted in an ordinary dividend per share increase of 39%, although house building numbers still remain static – 17,395 to
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NFRC Members Annual Midlands Dinner Dance at Belton Woods Hotel

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The National Federation of Roofing Contractors, the NFRC, has announced the venue for its Midlands Region annual dinner dance this week. Members are invited to the black tie affair, which will be held this year at the prestigious Belton Woods Hotel near Grantham in Lincolnshire. Local to the Hotel is Belton Woods House, a beautiful,
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CPA Survey Shows Growth for Construction Materials, For Now

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It has been revealed by a recent trade survey for the second quarter of 2017 by the Construction Products Association (CPA), that although manufacturers have experienced growth for the past 17 consecutive quarters, on the whole, they do not expect it to last. This is what they think…   7% expect continued growth 93% reported
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NFB Remind UK Government About House Building Targets

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The UK’s National Federation of Builders (NFB) has been saying that the UK should be constructing 300,000 homes per year to tackle the issue of housing shortages in all regions across the country for years. This is not new news, yet despite repeated requests for action and investment in the UK house building market, the
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