Despite a fall in construction activity at the start of 2023, surveyors in Scotland are predicting sector growth for the first time in almost a year while another survey has highlighted a rebound in repair, maintenance, and improvement (RMI) work for construction SMEs.
New legislation announced in the Queen’s Speech yesterday will improve the lives of millions of renters by driving up standards in the private and socially rented sectors across England, according to the housing secretary at Westminster.
The Chancellor’s decision to slash VAT to 0% on home energy saving measures has been broadly welcomed by contractors and trade bodies, though calls remain for the UK Government to support and incentivise people in undertaking retrofitting and other projects through further public support and i
Almost 90% of small to medium-sized (SME) construction firms in the UK have reported having to delay jobs due to a lack of materials or skilled tradespeople, according to the latest State of Trade Survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
A voucher scheme that was supposed to deliver billions of pounds worth of green home improvements in England has been cancelled a year early by the UK Government.
Funding announced by the Scottish Government falls short of delivering the required number of affordable homes needed in Scotland and won't effectively tackle fuel poverty, housing charities have warned following yesterday's Scottish Budget.
The UK Government is to delay the introduction of VAT Reverse Charging for construction companies by a year after a coalition of trade bodies and organisations highlighted its potentially damaging consequences.
Homeowners must plan up to seven months ahead if they want a successful home improvement project, according to new research. Existing research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) revealed that consumers should expect to wait at least four months’ for a quality builder to be available.
More landlords who rent out their homes on ‘Airbnb-style’ websites spend their takings on holidays than reinvest their earnings in home improvement projects, according to new research. A study by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) into the spending patterns of landlords who use short-term h
Building more co-living developments and micro-homes in urban areas top the list of people’s preferred solutions to the housing crisis according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), while building on the greenbelt is the least favoured solution. The FMB asked 2,000 home owne
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the abolition of a cap on what local authorities in England can borrow to build houses. In her keynote speech to the Conservative party conference yesterday, Mrs May said the move shows her commitment to help fix the housing crisis.
Image credit: ToolsAreHome.com Well over half of people wrongly assume that millennials are useless when it comes to carrying out practical jobs around the home, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).