Construction hit its fastest level of growth in six years, according to the latest survey of the building sector.
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Thursday 02 December 2010
Construction firms were braced today for a bleak winter after figures showed subdued levels of activity and a nine-month low for growth in new orders.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
Mortgage lenders begged ministers to intervene to prevent the financial watchdog pushing ahead with its crackdown on irresponsible lending, as Persimmon became the latest housebuilder to warn that the property market was in a fragile state.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
The Office of Fair Trading will investigate the aggregates industry to assess whether the taxpayer is getting a fair deal from suppliers of sand, gravel and broken rocks to road and house-builders.
Friday 03 September 2010
Britain's building industry was facing a bleak future today after construction orders suffered a dramatic 14% fall between April and June.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Bovis Homes put aside two years of weakness in the housing market yesterday, reporting a first-half profit and sounding a note of optimism for the rest of the year.
Monday 02 August 2010
The total value of the UK fell for the second year in a row during 2009, official figures showed today.
Monday 28 June 2010
Housebuilder Barratt today launched the UK's first company ISA for its staff.
Saturday 12 June 2010
We all take the British Standards Institution's Kitemark for granted, but it was a revolutionary development. The idea of appending an unmistakable brand of quality assurance to goods and services dates back to 1903, when the clever rearrangement of the letters BSM – British Standard Mark – was devised, a small landmark in the development of a modern industrial society.
Tuesday 06 April 2010
Britain's embattled construction industry grew for the first time since February 2008 last month as the sector ended two years of "relentless contraction", according to a report today.
Tuesday 19 January 2010
Saturday 05 December 2009
Britain's housing market has put its worst days behind it but continues to be dogged by uncertainty, two leading housebuilders agreed yesterday.
Thursday 03 December 2009
It has suffered grievously from the collapse of the housing boom and the recession more generally, but the pain for Britain's building trade is seemingly not over yet: employment in construction declined for its 18th consecutive month.
Friday 20 November 2009
More than 80 per cent of people believe climate change is a serious threat and are willing to make sacrifices to combat it, a survey by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) showed today.
Friday 13 November 2009
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