Cala launches construction skills academy

National property developer has partnered with the National House Building Council, Keystone Training and the Chartered Institute of Building to offer specialist training to its construction workforce

Refurbishing old buildings reduces emissions – but outdated tax rates make it expensive

Existing buildings already embody significant CO₂ emissions, which makes it all the more important to upgrade and refurbish – rather than demolish and rebuild – wherever possible. But as it stands, the UK’s tax system actually puts a significant financial penalty on refurbishment, while incentivising new construction. It’s time for that to change, says Walter Menteth

NHBC appoints a Commercial Director

New-build warranty provider NHBC has made three senior appointments: a new Commercial Director, a new Head of Standards, Innovation & Research, and a new Head of Health & Safety

New housing supply hits a 30-year high

9% more homes were added to England’s total housing stock in the 12 months to March 2019 than in previous year. 241,130 is the highest number of new homes since official records began in 1991-92.