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NHBC numbers up 5.5% in Q3

26 Oct 2017: New home registrations with the National House-Building Council were up 5.5% in the UK in the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same period of 2016. more »

Supreme Court rules against Aberdeen’s planning gain demands

26 Oct 2017: The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a developer in its suit against a Scottish local authority demanding money in exchange for planning permission. more »

Council teams up for Northallerton Prison redevelopment

26 Oct 2017: Hambleton District Council and Hull-based regeneration company Wykeland Group have formed a joint venture to redevelop the former Northallerton Prison. more »

New chair for CIRIA council

26 Oct 2017: Jonathan Simm of HR Wallingford has taken over as chairman of the member council of the Construction Industry Research & Information Association (CIRIA). more »

Suspended sentence for demolition man

26 Oct 2017: The director of a Widnes demolition company has been given a suspended prison sentence and a community service order after an employee lost both hands when crushed by girders. more »

Structural engineers raise the bar in earthquake resistance

25 Oct 2017: Engineers at Heriot-Watt University have designed a ‘sacrificial device’ for buildings that absorbs the impact of earthquakes or explosions to prevent or reduce damage. more »

More long grass found for Heathrow decision

25 Oct 2017: The Department for Transport is going back out to consultation again on the issue of building a third runway at Heathrow Airport. more »

Government seeks views on retentions reform

25 Oct 2017: Having published solid evidence of subcontractor abuse in the construction industry through the practice of cash retention, the government is holding a consultation process on the issue. more »

£100m Lancashire road scheme planned

25 Oct 2017: Highways England is planning to build a £100m new bypass along the A585 near Poulton-le-Fylde in Lancashire, more »

Audit revelations force out HS2 finance chief

25 Oct 2017: HS2 chief financial officer Steve Allen has decided to quit the project in the wake of unauthorised redundancy payments being exposed by the National Audit Office. more »

McAlpine's ethics get BRE approval

25 Oct 2017: One of Britain’s most politically pilloried construction contractors has become the first to earn a badge for ethics. more »

Lendlease manager joins Ogilvie board

25 Oct 2017: Richard Jenkins has joined the board of Ogilvie Construction as commercial director, taking over from George Mackie who has retired. more »

FM Conway recruits new director

25 Oct 2017: Highways contractor FM Conway has appointed Wendy Bates to the role of business services director. more »

Hochtief UK shows a loss for 2016

24 Oct 2017: Hochtief (UK) Construction has filed its 2016 accounts showing a loss for the year. more »

Serco to pay £50m for Carillion’s healthcare business

24 Oct 2017: Carillion has agreed to sell the bulk of its UK healthcare facilities management business to Serco for £50.1m. more »

£30k fine follows skylight fall

24 Oct 2017: A Gloucester construction company has been fined £30,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries falling through a skylight. more »

Wates fined £640k for flue pipe bungle

23 Oct 2017: Wates Construction and a Bedford subcontractor have been fined after a botched project to remove cowls to redundant flue pipes resulted in carbon monoxide entering a block of flats. more »

Approval for colliery regeneration plan

23 Oct 2017: Outline planning permission has been given to the construction of 800 new homes on a former colliery site in Nottinghamshire. more »

Urban & Civic takes over Corby housing development

23 Oct 2017: Developer Urban & Civic has taken over the freehold of a large housing development site in Corby after the previous owner fell into administration. more »

Smaller builders report slowing growth

23 Oct 2017: Growth among construction SMEs slowed in most parts of the UK in the third quarter of this year, according to the Federation of Master Builders. more »

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