Construction News Roundup: June

News roundup

Between the end of the grace period for the new Building Regulations, and the unveiling of new technologies and methods, the UK construction industry is undergoing unprecedented levels of change. It sometimes feel like it’s difficult to know which news items are relevant to your day-to-day.

This blog covers some of the news highlights that you may have missed last month:

British Offsite to build 4,000 homes a year in new off-site factory

The new 137,000 sq ft factory, on the Horizon Business Park in Braintree, Essex, has been designed in collaboration with Swedish robotic engineering firm Randek, which uses automated manufacturing to produce a light-gauge steel panel system and other components used for the onsite delivery of the superstructure and internal fit out of houses, multi-rise and high-rise developments.

Fire safety experts wanted for new £140m framework

LHC Procurement Group’s Fire Safety (FS2) Framework is now open for prospective suppliers across the country to apply until mid-August. The deal is worth £105m in England, £20m in Scotland and £15m in Wales and will feature six spaces per lot, per regional area.

5 reasons to digitise your construction company

The difficulty lies in getting out of the habit of doing things the ‘way they’ve always been done’. Let’s have a look at some top reasons to break legacy practices and refresh your digital tech-deck.

Almost 600 schools in England undergoing urgent structural checks

Many more unaware of danger of collapse posed by crumbling concrete, report finds.


UK start-up launches satellite to map energy-inefficient buildings


A UK start-up has launched a satellite that can measure the heat output from any building on the planet from space. The data from the satellite can help identify buildings that are less energy inefficient and inform retrofitting and insulation strategies.

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