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Lakehouse targets Green Deal with latest acquisition

Lakehouse targets Green Deal with latest acquisition

23/04/2014: Building contractor Lakehouse has taken over Scottish energy services group Everwarm, its fourth acquisition ion the past four years. more »

Pay scandal: CITB campaigns on construction’s gender inequality

Pay scandal: CITB campaigns on construction’s gender inequality

22/04/2014: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is looking to take on a more active campaigning role and it is targeting the under-payment of female construction workers. more »

March contract awards up 25% on the year

March contract awards up 25% on the year

23/04/2014: After a rain-soaked February, construction’s recovery regained momentum in March, a new report out today suggests. more »

Technical director takes the rap for employee’s roof fall

Technical director takes the rap for employee’s roof fall

23/04/2014: A solar panel installation firm and its technical director have been prosecuted after an employee broke his back when he fell through a roof light. more »

Infrastructure boost for Sheffield enterprise zone

Infrastructure boost for Sheffield enterprise zone

23/04/2014: Plans for £120m investment in infrastructure in Sheffield have been set out by the government. more »

Nine companies commit to payment charter

Nine companies commit to payment charter

22/04/2014: An initial nine construction companies have committed themselves a new government-backed charter to move towards paying their suppliers within 30 days. more »

Builders fined for Cheshire mansion bodge

Builders fined for Cheshire mansion bodge

22/04/2014: Two building contractors were ordered to pay a total of £72,000 in fines and costs last week after three workers were injured when a floor collapsed during the construction of a mansion in Cheshire. more »

New name for Severfield-Rowen

New name for Severfield-Rowen

22/04/2014: Structural steelwork contractor Severfield-Rowen is planning to change its name to simply Severfield as part of a rebranding exercise. more »

Queen’s Awards recognise construction

Queen’s Awards recognise construction

22/04/2014: Willmott Dixon, Berkeley Group, ISG and Turner & Townsend are among the construction companies recognised in the 2014 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. more »

Skanska plans UK recruitment drive

Skanska plans UK recruitment drive

22/04/2014: Skanska has revealed that it is planning to create around 1,500 jobs in the UK over the next two or three years. more »

New director at EM

New director at EM

22/04/2014: Mouchel subsidiary EM Highway Services (EM) has appointed Alan Dinsdale to its board as an executive director. more »

Jet-fuel-from-waste plant planned for Thurrock

Jet-fuel-from-waste plant planned for Thurrock

17/04/2014: British Airways has announced multi-million pound plans to build the world’s first facility to convert landfill waste into jet fuel. more »

Loan helps pave way for £750m Knottingley power station

Loan helps pave way for £750m Knottingley power station

17/04/2014: St Paul’s Developments has been awarded £2.45m of funding from the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for remediation and infrastructure works at its 110 acre former chemical works site in Knottingley, Wakefield. more »

Polypipe rejoins London Stock Exchange

Polypipe rejoins London Stock Exchange

17/04/2014: Plastic piping manufacturer Polypipe Group has been admitted to full trading on the London Stock Exchange main market. more »

Cambridge development passes another planning milestone

Cambridge development passes another planning milestone

17/04/2014: Proposals for University of Cambridge key worker homes at the North West Cambridge Development have been approved today by the local planning authorities. more »

Live cable explosion rocks strip-out job

Live cable explosion rocks strip-out job

17/04/2014: A North London labourer was nearly killed in an explosion he caused by severing a 415-volt electrical cable, a court has heard. more »

Persimmon’s forward sales up a third

Persimmon’s forward sales up a third

16/04/2014: The government’s Help to Buy shared equity scheme continues to boost the bank balances of major housebuilders with Persimmon reporting a 35% leap on forward sales revenue on the back of the policy. more »

Grosvenor Square fatality a result of demolition gone wrong

Grosvenor Square fatality a result of demolition gone wrong

16/04/2014: Further details of the death of a construction worker in London’s Grosvenor Square this week have been revealed by his employer. more »

BAM Nuttall faces new battle over Cambridge busway defects

BAM Nuttall faces new battle over Cambridge busway defects

16/04/2014: Cambridgeshire County Council's cabinet has approved measures to reopen legal action against construction contractor BAM Nuttall to recover further costs for repairing its guided busway system. more »

Forrest takes solar panels drive to commercial market

Forrest takes solar panels drive to commercial market

16/04/2014: Building maintenance contract Forrest is targeting the commercial sector with its solar panels installation business after getting financial backing from Australian bank Macquarie. more »

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