Sunday, August 25, 2019

London councils sign the modular housing supply deal

Irish modular housing manufacturer Extraspace Solutions has won a £40m contract to supply a group of London boroughs with temporary accommodation for the homeless. Extraspace...

Ilke factory wins NHBC buildmark

Ilke Homes aims to deliver 2,000 modular homes a year, rising to 5,000 annually within the next five years, through its new factory which opened in Yorkshire last November.

Aberdeen contractor fined after two fall into uncovered hatch

An electrical contractor has been fined £24,000 after two people were injured falling through an uncovered floor hatch at a residential property.

Consortium project to speed up housing delivery

Scheme aims to deliver 120,000 low-cost homes per year

Delayed starts prompt Van Elle profits warning

Van Elle, the publicly quoted geotechnical contractor, has warned shareholders that its annual profits will be below expectations because of clients stalling on project start dates.

Cheesegrater bolt saga finally comes to an end

When huge bolts started to fall off the Cheesegrater in November 2014, just months after construction completed, the legal battles began. Four-and-a-half years later, the affair has now been settled.

Directors’ ban for concrete pipe cheats

Two former bosses of concrete drainage supplier CPM who colluded with competitors in cartel activities have been banned from acting as company directors.

Construction forecasts downgraded again – except for warehouses

Continuing uncertainty over the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has prompted the Construction Products Association to downgrade its forecasts for UK construction activity once again.

Late-paying construction companies suspended from Prompt Payment Code

A host of companies, including Balfour Beatty, Costain, Interserve and Laing O’Rourke, have had their membership of the Prompt Payment Code suspended for consistently shafting their suppliers.

NFB unviels its MCG MkII

Latest addition to the merry-go-round of industry lobby groups coming and going is the Major Contractors Group. If you think you have heard of this...

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