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    Make retrofit priority, Berry urges Truss

    Liz Truss must prioritise the need to retrofit existing homes to combat the growing energy crisis, the Federation of Master Builders said today (Sep 6) in response to her appointment as PM. Chief executive Brian...

    Construction activity down again but supply chain disruption and inflationary pressures ease – CIPS 

    Construction activity in the UK dipped for the second successive month in August as customer demand moved closer to stagnation amid cost pressures and economic uncertainty, according to the latest PMI report from S&P...

    DGCOS calls on all industry to back new Fenestration Working Group

    The Double Glazing & Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme is calling on everyone in glass & glazing to get behind a new, independent Fenestration Working Group to help to promote best practice as well as being...

    Administrators called in at Speedclad

    Speedclad, the £19m-sales façade, glazing and curtain wall contractor, has gone into administration – along with a warning from administrators that other similar companies may also be vulnerable. The company had faced many of the...

    LHC names eleven for new £66m window/door framework

    Public sector construction framework provider LHC has named 11 window and door suppliers that have won places on its new £66million WD2 Framework covering manufacture, supply and installation of PVC-U, timber and – also...

    Top fabs call for an end to supply chain price pressure

    Six major fabricators have come together to call on suppliers to halt the practice of forcing price rises down the supply chain. They are instead urging firms to work together ‘to find new efficiencies and...

    Cautious optimism on housing growth but RMI boom weakening – CPA

    Private housing remains cautiously optimistic, but with an expected shrinking of the economy casting doubt for the future, while the 20% growth in Repair, Maintenance and Improvement over pre-pandemic figures is showing signs of...

    Callanan appointment will bring a boost to RMI – Berry

    Yesterday’s appointment of Lord Callanan as Construction Minister has been welcomed by the FMB as good news for retrofit and home improvement as well as skills and materials shortages. Chief executive Brian Berry said the...

    Home plans hit two-year low – is the post-Covid boom over?

    Latest planning and contract figures have given a clear signal that the building boom following the lifting of Covid restrictions may be over. The cost of living crisis as well as global uncertainty are largely...

    DHF applauds new fire door check regs

    The Door & Hardware Federation has welcomed new rules making annual checks on fire doors in flats obligatory as well as quarterly checks in High-Risk Residential Buildings (HRRB). “This is the responsible person’s role, and...