July saw construction activity levels pick up, in a reflection of the wider economy during the spring months
With government policies that cut rents and extend Right to Buy, housing associations are feeling the strain. But Geeta Nanda of Thames Valley Housing has an alternative approach
Building catches up with the class of 2014 to find out if, having made it through their first year, life in construction is all they’d hoped it would be
With the Calais crisis still a hot media topic, the government is on the warpath against construction companies employing illegal workers. But is the sector doing enough to make sure it doesn’t get caught out?
It’s been called the greatest flop of the last parliament. But why did the Green Deal, the government’s flagship retrofit scheme, fail so spectacularly?
This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 list shows the sector pulling out of recession and with a spring in its step. But with big losses for some contractors pushing down profits, and margins increasing by a mere 1.2%, the danger remains they could still fall flat on their backs.
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FROM THE EDITOR
The employment of migrant labour has been a problematic issue for construction for a long time
Construction’s skills crisis could put a break on growth in the sector. Tackling low productivity is essential if construction is to remain affordable
Brick and labour shortages are exacerbating the housing crisis, we need to be looking for sustainable solutions
What impact will the Conservative’s cut to rents paid for affordable housing have on delivery?
Bent on pursuing its ideological objectives, the government has dismissed the Lyons and Armitt reports. Instead, it should plunder them and present the best solutions as its own