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House-builders continue to set the pace for whole industry

11 Oct: Latest information from the Office for National Statistics indicates that construction output in Great Britain increased by 2.9% in the three months to August 2018, showing continued recovery from a relatively weak start to the year.

September new orders reach nearly £6bn

3 Oct: The total value of new construction contracts awarded in the UK in September 2018 reached its highest monthly total for more than a year, according to Builders' Conference data.

Planning applications in decline

21 Sep: A decline in planning applications lodged and permissions granted is not a good omen for the construction industry, but that is what happened in the second quarter of the year.

High input costs and Brexit fuel contractors’ fears

4 days: UK contractors’ order books have filled up considerably this financial year, but high input costs are fuelling fears of a subdued market ahead, according to the latest UK market intelligence report from Turner & Townsend.

TCI Top 100 Construction Companies 2018

21 Sep: Carillion’s collapse at the beginning of this year left a gaping hole in the list of Top 100 construction firms. But while other companies have stepped in to fill the space at the top, damage further down the supply chain has been extensive. Steve Menary assesses the prospects for the sector and reviews the financial performance of the new Top 100.

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