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    Code for Construction Product Information published to promote ‘urgent behaviour change’ among manufacturers

    The Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI), Code guidance,  developed by the Construction Products Association’s Marketing Integrity Group,  has been launched in response to the Hackitt Report following the Grenfell Tower disaster. The publishers say the Code...

    Emergency summit called on crisis of materials shortages

    Industry bodies have come together to call an emergency summit on the growing crisis of materials shortages across construction and associated sectors. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) North East, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF),...

    Supply crisis sees construction drop below pre-pandemic levels

    Construction output fell by 1.6% in July, taking it 1.8% below the February 2020 pre-pandemic level, while the repair and maintenance sector grew by 0.6% – amounting to £27million – in the same period,...

    Strong forecast for housing – CPA

    New house starts are expected to rise by 20.9% this year and a further 9% next year despite the scaling down of Help to Buy and the Stamp Duty holiday, according to the Construction Products Association’s...

    Price hikes and delivery times continue to haunt building boom

    The recovery in UK construction output gained further momentum last month, according to the latest IHS Markit / CIPS UK figures, with overall construction activity expanding at the fastest pace for four years, supported...

    Homes demand brings record growth for construction orders

    Construction order volumes increased at the fastest pace for nearly a quarter century last month but inflation in materials costs hit the same record high, according to the latest IHS Markit / CIPS UK...

    Construction back to pre-lockdown levels – Barbour

    Construction activity returned to pre-lockdown levels last month, with contract awards increasing by 58% over March to £9.1billion – a level of activity last seen in January 2020, according to the latest edition of...

    Construction Census launched to help shape the future of the industry

    Industry players are being urged to take part in a new census launched today (May 4) to help measure the health of construction and fenestration and prepare for the challenges ahead. Organisers of the Glazing...

    Hopes of manufacturing recovery plagued by supply and price issues – CPA

    The recovery in construction product manufacturing continued in the first quarter of 2021, according to the Construction Product Association, but a constrained global supply of raw materials and components as well as the associated...

    Construction strong despite supply delays and price rises

    The recovery in UK construction output gained considerable momentum in March, supported by robust rises in house building, commercial work and civil engineering, according to the latest figures from HIS Markit. The report also records...