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All the latest stories from across the Construction sector.

 

Scotland ditches 2030 carbon goals

Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2024  

​​​​​​​The Scottish government has abandoned its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions targets and reset them for 2045 instead 

 


 

Roadworkers 'shot at with BB guns' in Salisbury

Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2024  

​​​​​​​Construction workers were targeted amid a rising number of reports of roadworker abuse, a worker has said 

 


 

PDM Dumfries donates materials to school to inspire future engineers

Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2024  

​​​​​​​Along with pipes, fittings and removal tools, the PDM team also provided the pupils with bags, pens, hats and other merchandise 

 


 

First cohort of plastering trainees graduate from Northumberland Skills

Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2024  

A newly qualified plasterer believes he has “got the confidence” to find full-time employment in the industry after completing a course run by Northumberland County Council 

 


 

Chris Frediani and guests explore external wall insulation

Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2024  

​​​​​​​Adrian Jones and Richard Wellfair join The Plastering Show give their expert opinions on external wall insulation (EWI) 

 


 

How do sky high fuel prices affect you?

Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2024  

Clive Holland and guests discuss high fuel prices and the impact on tradespeople 

 


 

Should tradespeople need licenses?

Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2024  

Clive Holland and guests discuss calls for stricter licensing and accreditation for tradespeople in order to stop shoddy building and poor workmanship 

 


 

SELECT creates protective device posters to help apprentices and trainees

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2024  

​​​​​​​The association is distributing three posters that give clear, concise information and advice on more than 10 devices 

 


 

Lisburn sparky trainee makes it to Screwfix Trade Apprentice final

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2024  

​​​​​​​Jindara Scott, an aspiring electrician from Lisburn, has secured her place in the final of the annual Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition 

 


 

FMB calls for Housing Cabinet Minister appointment

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2024  

The federation is urging the government to appoint a dedicated Cabinet Minister for Housing to address the UK's housing crisis 

 


 

Thomas Nagy explores EV, dating, mental health and levelling up

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2024  

​​​​​​​Thomas Nagy responds to messages and texts the show received on electrical vehicles, dating (yes really!), mental health and levelling up in the trade 

 


 

Cold-calling rogue roofers steal from Preston’s elderly

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2024  

​​​​​​​Rogue roofers targeting a city's elderly residents have stolen almost £8,000 in recent weeks, police have said 

 


 

Building up to roof work with Noel Bardall and Simon Bowler

Posted: Thursday, April 18th, 2024  

​​​​​​​Noel Bardall and Simon Bowler - two tradespeople well accomplished in their trade chat about many aspects of a build and how they offer and complete different types of roof 

 


 

AUDIO NEWS: Tradies get 3.5 million parking tickets and London named as the most expensive city to build

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2024  

Tradespeople pick up 3.5 million parking fines in 2023, London named the most expensive city in the world to build and builder puts up seven months of abuse on seawall project 

 


 

UK market regulator asked to review boiler pricing

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2024  

Energy security secretary Claire Coutinho requests an intended review from the competition body of the domestic heating system market and how prices might be impacting consumer behaviour 

 


 

Trainee builder calls women to join the construction industry

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2024  

​​​​​​​A female apprentice builder, Jessica Amdemariam, from Kent, believes that all-female colleges help "build a community” of women in the industry 

 


 

Tradespeople issued 3.5 million parking fines in 2023

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2024  

​​​​​​​Little-known loopholes could save van drivers in England from having to fork out on hefty parking ticket fines in car parks 

 


 

Nesta launches 'Visit A Heat Pump' service across the UK

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2024  

​​​​​​​Innovation charity Nesta is collaborating with homeowners across the UK to help people visit a heat pump in their local area 

 


 

Will 2024 be the year heat pumps take off? Andy Cam, Todd Glister and guests give their views

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2024  

​​​​​​​Adam Padilla from MCS, Luke Nicholls, and Georgia Greenfield explore whether heat pumps will take off in 2024, or will it be another year of disappointing installation numbers 

 


 

AUDIO NEWS: £173 million of heat pump money goes unclaimed and thieves grab £7,000 of tools

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2024  

£173 million of potential heat pump grant money has gone unclaimed, tool thieves ransack store and make off with £7,000 of kit and US-based electrician throws in tools to become Jeff Bezos lookalike 

 


 

Russell Roof Tiles to donate £5,000 to Kenyan schools

Posted: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024  

The company began supporting the charity five years ago when its staff raised £1,600 for Footprints with a walking challenge 

 


 

Crown Decorating Centres recycle 1.3 million paint cans in 2023

Posted: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024  

​​​​​​​The paint manufacturer now hopes to recycle an additional 1.4 million cans this year 

 


 

Building materials trade deficit tops £14 billion

Posted: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024  

​​​​​​​The UK’s trade deficit in building materials shrank by 14% last year but is still nearly five times higher than the target set by the government’s landmark strategy document 

 


 

Barking and Dagenham College Student wins HIP Learner of the Year 2024

Posted: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024  

​​​​​​​Daisy Turner took home the grand prize, while Zak Rowan from Grimsby Institute earned the runner-up spot 

 


 

Jamie Johnson and Harry Barnes return to discuss the trade

Posted: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024  

​​​​​​​Jamie Johnstone and Harry Barnes from Cotswold Garden Renovations Ltd are back to talk about their individual experiences, their work with colleges to attract talent to the industry, social media, and outdoor living 

 


 

Joel Bardall and Todd Von Joel catch up with Alex Woodward and James Housman

Posted: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024  

Drummer Alex Woodward shares how he's progressed as a decorator, while painter James Housman reveals his journey in the trade after taking time off due to an injury 

 


 

AUDIO NEWS: Charlie Mullins calls for state-backed apprenticeships and hero builder dies on site

Posted: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024  

Charlie Mullins reckons that the UK is turning into a 'sick-note' nation, FMB calls drop in construction output concerning and hero builder dies in on site accident in the south of France 

 


 

Mayor candidates urged to focus on construction skills and retrofit

Posted: Monday, April 15th, 2024  

CIOB is appealing to metro mayor candidates in May’s elections to prioritise construction career opportunities and retrofitting of building stock 

 


 

Fall in construction activity reveals weakness in the economy: FMB

Posted: Monday, April 15th, 2024  

​​​​​​​FMB is concerned to see another decline in construction output of 1.9%, which is compounded by the overall decrease of 1.0% in the three months to February 

 


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