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House Building’s future following Brexit Result

Following recent weeks of government changes and the outcome of the European Union vote to leave, it has been the housing market that is currently at its most volatile. Due to unforeseen circumstances and the uncertainty of our country’s future, the likes of…

Building Industry Downturn Sparks Another Push for UK Government

Unfortunately the building industry took a dip again during the month of April 2016 as house building hit a downturn, possibly due to the introduction of the new financial year and the launch of the new spring budget.  As a result, April 2016…

British Steel gets UK government backing

Recently the UK government extended rules to encourage the use of British steel within all public sectors contracts. Following this ruling, this positive step has encouraged the likes of local authority organisations such as Network Rail and Highways England to consider “the social…

New HSE guidelines could help with Construction Insurance Policy

Within the requirements of construction insurance policy, the UK government HSE department has recently revised and issued a new version of their HSE booklet titled, “A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace”, which is in replacement of the previous “Five steps…

Helping Great Britain Work Well

Following the recent up-turn within the construction industry as a result of the latest government finance and overall improvement within the economy, the HSE has recently announced a new strategy which is to be rolled out across the UK, titled ‘Helping Great Britain…

Construction industry development update as the sector bounces back

The construction industry development recently saw a surge in progression during the latter months of 2015. The widespread floods in the North of England of December 2015 had a detrimental impact not only to the land but people’s property, possessions, businesses and trading within and…

Construction Insurance within Refurbishment and the implications of Health & Safety

Recently the refurbishment industry has come under fire by the HSE Chief Inspector of Construction, following a month-long drive to highlight safety issues on-site, which raised 692 enforcement notices and where 983 notifications of contravention were served due to recognition of a material…

The Construction Industry & the influence of 3D Additive Printing

Recently in our 3D insurance blogs we have highlighted the positive and negative impact that 3D printing could have across the world within all industries. Here we look at the influence of 3D Additive printing within Architecture and focus on as to how it…

The construction industry & our skills shortage

As the UK continues to see a shortage in housing, there is speculation that the construction industry isn’t recovering quick enough to meet the demands of the housing crisis.  The acceleration of housing development is moving slower than hoped, despite construction companies being…