Earlier this year, the Government’s Communities Secretary, Greg Clark, launched a new £26 million fund aimed at encouraging the development of new homes for first-time buyers. The money will be used to identify and buy brownfield sites on which to develop properties.
We are one of 80 top UK businesses, co-ordinated by WWF-UK, asking the Prime Minister to build a low-carbon economy.
In an open letter to the Prime Minister published in the Financial Times early this month, we call on the government to take action to combat climate change. WWF-UK is leading calls for a new approach to governance that places low-carbon growth and the responsible management of natural capital at the heart of economic policy.
The number of apprentices coming in to the construction industry has dipped over the last few years and employers have struggled to keep up with surge in demand – driven mainly by the sharp increase in output in the private housing market. Read full article »
Those of you that keep a close eye on our blog will know that we’ve been voted a Business Superbrand for 2014. To do this we had to demonstrate our capabilities in a number of key areas. The first was ‘reliability’ and here we explain this in a little more detail.
With mortgage lenders and banks approving mortgages at their highest levels in five years, along with schemes such as Help to Buy Equity Loans, Shared Ownership and Mortgage Guarantees, the UK’s housing market finally looks to be on the up. Read full article »
CityCross is known for its demanding and exhilarating routes and the Morvélo CityCross 2, was no exception. Our local Halifax branch, donated 12 tonnes of sand to be used to create sand traps around the course, adding an extra dimension to the race. Combining mud, steps, ramps, smoke, and even bridges, the competing cyclocross and mountain bikers were thrown into the ultimate urban battle!
The construction industry has been through some tough times in recent years. Hit hard by the recession, builders and developers have had to contend with difficult markets and a drop in work. Read full article »