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Officially Licensed Builders Introduced into the UK - UKFB

Officially Licensed Builders Introduced into the UK - UKFB | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
United Kingdom Federation of Builders (UKFB) has become the first company in the UK to introduce fully accredited, licensed builders & trades.
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For the first time in the UK, we have introduced an official licensing system for builders and trades. For too long has this been an issue of debate in the UK and we aim to take the doubt of the debate and make real change. All comments on this issue are welcomed.

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Shortage of quantity surveyors hits crisis levels

Shortage of quantity surveyors hits crisis levels | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Skills shortages have hit their highest level since 2008 with 54% of firms reporting insufficient numbers of quantity surveyors available to meet current workloads.
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BBC to air three-part doco on Crossrail construction

BBC to air three-part doco on Crossrail construction | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
The BBC will start showing a three-part documentary next week highlighting construction work on London’s Crossrail.
BBC 2’s Fifteen Billion Pound Railway starts on 16 July at 9pm and follows work on the new train tunnels and stations under London.
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Asbestos scare at university refurb site

Asbestos scare at university refurb site | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
A site at Warwick University has been evacuated after workers discovered asbestos.
The team from Deeley Construction were immediately withdrawn from the halls of residence refurbishment job last week and the site has been shut ever since.
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Leaders warn of 'gaping hole' in National Infrastructure Plan

Leaders warn of 'gaping hole' in National Infrastructure Plan | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
The government must close a “gaping hole” in its National Infrastructure Plan and invest up to £4bn a year in a new energy-efficiency programme, a group of major organisations has urged.
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Scotland’s new planning regime tightens up on wind farms

Scotland’s new planning regime tightens up on wind farms | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
The Scottish government has confirmed its support for 14 large-scale national developments under a new planning regime but put restrictions on wind farms.
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BRE consults on new homes standard

BRE consults on new homes standard | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) is developing a sustainability standard for new homes that it hopes developers will adopt as a marketing tool.
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Call for construction industry to wake up to gender imbalance

Call for construction industry to wake up to gender imbalance | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Today is National Women in Engineering Day and numerous construction companies across the country are using it as an opportunity to promote construction as a career for young women.
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Winner revealed for £745m Aberdeen Bypass

Winner revealed for £745m Aberdeen Bypass | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
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Scotland’s transport minister Keith Brown has named the Connect Roads consortium as preferred bidder to build the vast Aberdeen bypass project.
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Winner revealed for £745m Aberdeen Bypass

Winner revealed for £745m Aberdeen Bypass | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Scotland’s transport minister Keith Brown has named the Connect Roads consortium as preferred bidder to build the vast Aberdeen bypass project.
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Government 'on track' to hit 25% SME spending target

Government 'on track' to hit 25% SME spending target | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
The government’s chief procurement officer has admitted its target of 25 per cent spending with SMEs will put it under pressure, but stressed it was committed to the spending.
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Interiors and drywalling specialists trade bodies merge

Interiors and drywalling specialists trade bodies merge | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Over 500 firms in the interior, fit-out and dry walling world have come together to form a powerful new trade body for specialists.
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London homes target falls short of housing need

London homes target falls short of housing need | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
The mayor of London’s target to build 42,000 new homes a year is not enough to meet a backlog of demand, according to a panel of housing experts.
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Sorry blacklisting bosses seek forgiveness from MPs

Sorry blacklisting bosses seek forgiveness from MPs | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Senior directors of Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Vinci yesterday repented for their sins in front of a committee of MPs and sought forgiveness.
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Plans in for 500,000 sq ft Wigan shopping centre

Plans in for 500,000 sq ft Wigan shopping centre | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Shopping centre owner Vale Retail has submitted plans for a £60m revamp of the Galleries shopping complex in Wigan town centre.
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Plasterers joins brickies on most wanted list

Plasterers joins brickies on most wanted list | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
First it was bricklayers, now it is plasterers that are proving in short supply as industry recovery feeds through to the later stages of the construction cycle.
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Skills shortages threaten recovery for small builders

Skills shortages threaten recovery for small builders | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Skills shortages are threatening the recovery among small builders with more than a third of firms struggling to recruit tradespeople.
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Asbestos problems found at 20 independent schools

Asbestos problems found at 20 independent schools | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Twenty schools have received improvement notices from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) because of their inadequate control of asbestos hazards.
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Government calls for bids for new £2bn schools programme

Government calls for bids for new £2bn schools programme | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Department for Education calls for bids from schools for improvements through next phase of Priority School Building Programme
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Builders merchants call for tough action on late payment

Builders merchants call for tough action on late payment | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Builders Merchants Federation urges the government to require late-paying firms to be named and shamed
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Government launches drive to boost number of female engineers

Government launches drive to boost number of female engineers | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
The government has announced a £30m fund to encourage more women into the sector
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Chancellor sets out plans for 200,000 brownfield homes

Chancellor sets out plans for 200,000 brownfield homes | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Chancellor George Osborne has promised an “urban planning revolution” to protect the greenbelt and promote house-building on brownfield sites.
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PBAs ‘unsuitable’ for small construction projects

PBAs ‘unsuitable’ for small construction projects | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Project bank accounts are “unsuitable” for use on projects worth less than £50m and increase the cost of delivering schemes, an internal review by Willmott Dixon has found.
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British planning approvals see 12% drop

British planning approvals see 12% drop | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Residential planning approvals dipped 12 per cent in Great Britain for Q1 2014 compared to the previous quarter, but remain 12 per cent up on Q1 2013 figures.
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Fresh clash over blacklisting compensation scheme

Fresh clash over blacklisting compensation scheme | United Kingdom Federation of Builders | Scoop.it
Construction unions have attempted to block moves by contractors to contact blacklisted workers over proposed compensation payouts.
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