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    Residential heads construction bounce-back

    UK construction is bouncing back strongly with value of contract awards in July doubling on June to £6.3billion, and residential accounting for more than a quarter of the total, according to the latest Economic...

    FMB calls for green retrofit plan to offset construction issues

    The government needs to come up with a National Retrofit Strategy to offset the construction issues including growing unemployment, according to the Federation of Master Builders. Chief Executive Brian Berry said such a strategy would...

    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...

    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),...

    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...

    Shortages, delays and price hikes halt construction growth

    Transport shortages and delays as well as the sharpest rise in building costs for over two years helped bring an end to seven months of growth in UK construction output, according to the latest...

    Homebuilding leads construction upturn – Markit

    A steep rise in homebuilding has led a strong upturn on construction activity at the end of the third quarter, with firms increasing their purchasing at the quickest pace for nearly five years, according...

    Supply chain problems and job losses despite recovering construction output – HIS Markit

    Stretched supply chains led to rising costs in November and employment trends remained weak despite construction output remaining on a recovery path led by a strong house building sector, according to the latest survey...

    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...