Saturday27 May 2017


Flats under construction

Market review: Slow out of the blocks

26 May 17 | By Michael Dall

While the recent economic results show only limited growth for the first quarter, the number of construction projects in April jumped by more than 25% on the previous month

Theresa May

Online poll: Conservatives' housing policy

25 May 17

Do you think Theresa May’s council housing policy will help to solve the housing crisis? Vote here


Housebuilders' ground rent "scandal"

19 May 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Taylor Wimpey’s doubling of leasehold ground rents has drawn attention to what could be a wider industry practice

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Cars in flood

Hell or high water

3 Feb 17

The North-west may have been spared flooding so far this winter, but the occurence and severity of the region’s floods is steadily increasing

New homes being built at a garden village

It takes a village

11 Jan 17

The government’s recent commitment to back 14 new garden villages sounds like a lovely idea, providing 48,000 much-needed homes in stand-alone communities


2017: The mists of time to come…

3 Jan 17

It’s been a long time since the industry - and the country - has faced a year of such uncertainty. Joey Gardiner tries to make sense of it all

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Xu Weiping

Meeting Mr X

21 Apr 17

Far from being a mysterious and distant figure, Xu Weiping of Chinese developer ABP is happy to talk about the thousands of office blocks he is building in China, as well as the 35-acre scheme at Royal Albert Dock - and his plans for many more

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Image of the week

Chelsea flower show

Image of the week: Working in the garden

26 May 17

Workers from contractor Grangewood assemble the ‘Greening Grey Britain’ show garden at the Chelsea Flower show

Sketch of the week

Sketch of commercial new-build in London by Jo Palma

Sketch of the week: Commercial new-build

26 May 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Jo Palma of Perkins+Will

Dark home pic

Online poll: New-build homes

12 Apr 17

Are housebuilders doing enough to ensure the quality of new-build homes? Vote here


Sarah Richardson

Council housing: Anything you can do

26 May 17

Theresa May’s pledge to build ‘a new generation of council homes’ is a riposte to Labour’s promise to fund 500,000 social homes

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Bernard Hyde

Construction’s candidate: Bernard Hyde

26 May 17

The second of Building’s series of interviews with the construction professionals standing in the general election

Michael Dall

House prices cool for summer

26 May 17

House price growth is slowing which could have an impact on the speed of housing construction

Noble Francis

CPA/Barbour ABI Index: Yes, there’s growth, but clouds are gathering

26 May 17 | Updated: 26 May 17

Construction output and contract awards are up year-on-year, but there are key issues facing the sector

Joey Gardiner

A week in the election

25 May 17

The three major parties’ manifestos are out but campaigning was suspended in the wake of the Manchester attack

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