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Construction Industry Shows Support for New Common Assessment Standard

Female worker on rooftop.

The construction industry is getting behind a new scheme designed to simplify and strengthen the construction prequalification process.   According to CHAS, who was the first recognised assessment body to certify companies against the new Common Assessment Standard, over 30 of the construction industry’s biggest names have announced their support for the scheme since it was launched in May 2019. …

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Why is There a Nasty Smell? ASB #7

Why is There a Nasty Smell?

This is the Kieren Messenger episode. He sneaks two questions into this edition of ASB and sends some lovely video clips showing his huge problem in the extension of the Messenger household.

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Lack of land and lending holding SME builders back

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A lack of available small sites and a lack of finance top the list of barriers to SME house builders increasing their delivery of new homes, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s House Builders’ Survey 2017, the only annual snapshot of SME house builders, include: Over half of small house …

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Growth Slows for Construction SMEs

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The SME construction sector grew in the second quarter of 2017, albeit at a slower rate in most parts of the UK than the first three months of the year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s State of Trade Survey for Q2 2017, which is the only quarterly assessment of the UK-wide SME …

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Let SME builders deliver Starter Homes, urges FMB

Small builders

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has welcomed this week’s Government announcement, which gives the green light for the construction of thousands of Starter Homes, but has urged that SME builders should be given greater opportunities to deliver the homes. The Starter Homes will be built exclusively for first-time buyers between 23 and 40 years old at a discount of …

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SME house builders have nowhere to build, research reveals

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Two thirds of SME house builders are struggling to find land for development, according to new research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). For the second year in a row, the FMB’s annual House Builders’ Survey has shown a lack of available and viable land as the biggest barrier to SMEs delivering more new homes. Two-thirds of SME house …

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Business as usual for two thirds of SME house builders

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Two thirds of SME house builders are yet to see any significant changes to their project pipelines in the wake of Brexit, new research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has revealed. The survey – which is the first to be conducted among SME house builders since the EU referendum – found that 69% of firms are yet to …

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SME Builders and Unite agree 5% pay rise

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The Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) has agreed a two year deal involving a 5% pay rise over two years. The announcement follows negotiations between the Federation of Master Builders, on behalf of SME construction employers, and Unite the union, on behalf of operatives. Under the terms of the deal, workers will receive a 2.5% pay rise …

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