July 11, 2019

Construction output swings back into positive territory

Following successive declines, output in the construction industry inched upwards in May 2019 as the warm weather provided good building conditions. The latest ONS construction output figures reveal […]
July 9, 2019

Collapse of Durtnell & Sons confirms construction crisis, says SEC

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has warned that the collapse of Britain’s oldest building company, Durtnell & Sons, is further confirmation of the financial crisis hitting the […]
July 8, 2019

Brexit catalyst for two-speed European construction market, says new report

UK construction industry confidence is faltering against a backdrop of Brexit uncertainty, slack demand and rising input costs, according to new analysis from Turner & Townsend. […]
July 4, 2019

Construction Sector Fear No Deal Brexit Will Reduce Workload

A huge section of the construction sector fear a no-deal Brexit scenario will negatively impact the workloads and massively inflate the cost of materials. A recent […]
July 2, 2019

‘Sledgehammer’ blow for construction as Brexit sends the sector into its biggest plunge since the recession

The Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI recorded a reading of 43.1 for June This is down sharply from 48.6 in May as weaker demand hit all sectors […]
July 1, 2019

Construction’s largest concrete pour complete at Hinkley

The Bouygues-Laing O’Rourke joint venture at Hinkley Point C has completed the UK’s largest concrete pour. Completion of the base for the first reactor means construction […]
June 28, 2019

Thames Water details £2.6bn AMP7 tender plan

Thames Water has outlined details of its tender plans for £2.6bn of work under the next AMP7 spending programme. The big water company will set out […]
June 27, 2019

Value of construction disputes drops by 47%

The average value of UK construction disputes fell by 47% in 2018 although they are now taking longer to resolve. That’s according to Arcadis, which put […]
June 25, 2019

Average construction salary rises to £45,900

The average asking salary across the construction industry has risen 9% to £45,900. That’s according to recruiter Randstad Construction, Property and Engineering, which analysed nearly 6,800 […]