UK House Prices Suffer August Slump
UK house prices across England and Wales suffered a fall in August for the first time this year with the average price 2.9% lower than in July, a record fall for the month of August, even London didn't escape where prices fell by 5.9%Price falls in July are not unexpected, as prospective buyers turn their attention to holidays, not forgetting this years football World Cup, h...... Read more19th August 2014
Construction Products Association Forecast 10% Growth Over Next Two Years
The Construction Products Association (CPA) have forecast a 10% growth in the Construction Industry over the next two years, predicting output will grow by 4.7% in 2014, higher from the earlier estimate of 3.4% and in 2015 the predicted figure is 4.8%.Over the next five years, total construction output could rise by 22% with construction contributing nearly £11bn to the UK e...... Read more4th August 2014
Carillion Consortium To Build Britain's First Floating Village
Carillion Igloo Genesis consortium have been chosen to design and build Britain's first floating village at London's Royal Docks.The consortium is going to transform a 15 acre site of water in the Royal Victoria Docks, which was once an industrial powerhouse, into a thriving community which will include an array of brightly-coloured floating homes with custom built approache...... Read more24th July 2014
Is The UK's Recovery Slowing Down?
Is the UK’s Recovery Slowing Down?Figures released last week show the surprise slump in construction.The Office for National Statistics said production in the sector fell 1.1% in May as private sector house building deteriorated. These figures will add to concerns that the financial situation in the UK is starting to wobble.Analysts advised that overall economic growth may ...... Read more14th July 2014
Plasterers On Construction's Most Wanted List!
First Bricklayers, now Plasterers in short supply for the Construction industry.The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) latest survey of small and medium businesses has found skills shortages are getting worse as construction activity picks up.40% of the FMB members surveyed confirmed their workload had increased during the second quarter of 2014 with only 14% seeing a decre...... Read more9th July 2014