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 05-07 March 2019 / ExCeL, London

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In the news

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  • Debate over extension of permitted developments rights has been reignited after the government released a planning consultation on converting retail units to resident housing. 
  • Wates, Galliford Try and Lovell among framework winners that will allow social housing providers across the two regions to procure new build housing.

  • Renewable capacity has tripled in past five years, even faster growth than the ‘dash for gas’ of the 1990s.
  • Excitement is mounting as the highest performing Considerate Constructors Scheme registered construction companies and suppliers get ready for the 2018 National Company and Supplier Awards.

    The Awards will take place on 15-16 November at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) prestigious landmark headquarters in central London.

  • A development of 32 two and three-storey houses has been built in Cardiff Bay, using Taylor Lane Timber Frame’s standard 140mm timber frame system.
  • British summers could be entirely powered without fossil fuels by the middle of the century without breaking the economics of the energy market, according to a report.

  • National and local governments are finally beginning to recognise the importance of trees and the policy environment, Transport for London's tree lead has said.
  • The ICE Director General, Nick Baveystock, reflects on the achievements of the Global Engineering Congress. 

  • As Philip Hammond delivered the 2018 Budget today, and mentioned housing, apprentices and high streets, what impact will be seen by the construction sector? 

  • Plans to construct one million new homes in the south of England as part of a major new development have come under fire due to the potential destruction of vast swathes of countryside.
  • The construction sector was among the best performers in new apprenticeship starts across the UK last year, according to newly-released government data.
  • The Bristol Housing Festival has announced an exciting line-up of exhibitors, including manufacturers, designers and tech innovators, for its first launch event, a free exhibition opening on Friday 19th October in the heart of Bristol.

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