• Pack it in: new plastic waste tax

    The new Plastic Packaging Tax will fall heavily on the building sector unless product manufacturers and suppliers team up, says Nick Oates, Managing Director at National Buying Group (NBG)
  • FIS launches Specifiers Guide

    The Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) has launched a Specifiers’ Guide to Partitioning to help specification writers fully understand the criteria for partitioning, including moveable walls and pods.
  • Embracing social value in building

    There has never been a more critical time for the building industry to embrace social value, says Guy Battle, Chief Executive of the Social Value Portal
  • The rise of social value

    Robert Walton, Chief Operating Officer at Constructionline, discusses the rise of social value, how it benefits the wider supply chain and the role of procurement in supporting its rise
  • Steel prices on the increase

    Due to world events, British Steel will increase the prices of structural sections for all new orders by £250/t, with immediate eff ect.
  • Putting safety and ethics first

    Culture and attention to whole lifecycle building costs underpin the South East Consortium’s new Procuring For Building Safety guidance
  • Kooltherm K15 announcement

    Following the announcement from the Offi ce for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) regarding Kingspan’s Kooltherm K15 insulation (including two prohibition notices issued by the OPSS in relation to K15) and the withdrawal by the British Board of Agrément of its certifi cate for K15, the National House Building Council (NHBC) has asked registered builder customers for additional information regarding the use of K15 on all sites.
  • DfE appoints The McAvoy Group

    The McAvoy Group is delivering three new educational facilities valued at £40m on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE). One of these, the Cavendish School near Cambridge, will provide a much-needed specialist school for children with autism. It will be the world’s first International Baccalaureate special autism school, with a range of new facilities including multi-functional learning areas, calm and sensory spaces, and a horticultural room.
  • Important safety statement on Kooltherm K15 insulation board

    Following the announcement last month from the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) regarding Kingspan’s K15 product (including two prohibition notices issued by the OPSS in relation to K15) and the withdrawal by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) of its certificate for K15, this note explains to NHBC’s registered builder customers the impact on NHBC warranty and/or NHBC Building Control where these are being provided on their sites.