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Taylor Wimpey sees further growth ahead

13 Nov 2017: House-builder Taylor Wimpey has delivered a confident trading update with sales growing and further growth expected next year. more »

Keltbray adds mini piling capability

13 Nov 2017: Keltbray Piling has invested in a pair of Klemm drill rigs to expand its range of services to mini piling. more »

Construction endures two consecutive quarters of decline

13 Nov 2017: Latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that construction output shrank by 0.9% in the third quarter of 2017. more »

Union alarmed by Highways England card scheme

13 Nov 2017: The launch of new identity card scheme by Highways England has prompted the Unite union to ask why it had not been consulted. more »

£2.3bn for second wave of Welsh schools upgrade

13 Nov 2017: The Welsh government has allocated a further £2.3bn to update school and college buildings. more »

Boardroom battle at Van Elle

13 Nov 2017: The founder of foundations specialist Van Elle is said to be seeking to take back control of the firm less than a year after retiring from the board. more »

Stewart Milne appoints construction director

13 Nov 2017: Stewart Milne Homes has appointed a new construction director for central Scotland as part of its drive to build more than 500 new homes in the region. more »

Contractor fined for cable strike burns

13 Nov 2017: A construction company undertaking excavation work has been fined £25,000 for safety breaches after a worker was burned by striking underground electrical cables. more »

Australian construction continues to expand

10 Nov 2017: October saw Australia’s construction industry expand for a ninth consecutive month, though the pace of growth slowed. more »

£80m student halls scheme planned for Leeds

10 Nov 2017: Unite Students, specialist developer and manager of purpose built student accommodation, has exchanged contracts for a development site in Leeds city centre. more »

Dounreay drones save thousands of pounds

10 Nov 2017: The use of drones to carry out building inspections is saving the taxpayer an estimated £100,000 at the Dounreay nuclear site in Caithness. more »

Precast firm strengthens boards

10 Nov 2017: Stockport-based SCC Design Build has appointed three new directors. more »

Bristol Arena put on hold

10 Nov 2017: Bristol City Council has suspended work on its events arena project while cost-cutting options and alternative funding opportunities are explored. more »

New directors at ECA

10 Nov 2017: The Electrical Contractors Association has appointed two new directors. more »

McCarthy & Stone puts Balfour Beatty alumnus in chair

9 Nov 2017: Former Balfour Beatty boss Paul Lester is to be the next chairman of McCarthy & Stone. more »

Political instability slows housing market

9 Nov 2017: Redrow chairman Steve Morgan says that political turmoil poses a greater threat to the housing market than the recent interest rate rise. more »

Highways England rolls out ID card scheme

9 Nov 2017: Highways England has introduced a new identity card scheme of its own for the 50,000 construction workers across its supply chain. more »

Malaysian investor takes 70% of Willmott Dixon's residential business

9 Nov 2017: Willmott Dixon has agreed to sell a majority share of its residential development business Be Living to Malaysian developer EcoWorld International. more »

Heathrow reveals long-list for offsite construction hubs

8 Nov 2017: Heathrow Airport has produced a long-list of 65 potential logistic hub locations to serve as centres for off-site construction, selected from an initial 121 applications. more »

Silvertown tunnel decision delayed again

8 Nov 2017: Transport secretary Chris Grayling has pushed back a decision on the planned £1bn Silvertown tunnel under the Thames in east London by another six months. more »

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