Construction industry

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Builders plea for home renovations to be included in financial support packages during Covid lockdowns
The Victorian government is considering support for smaller construction operators as industry in Melbourne and Sydney reels from outbreak

Ben Butler

27, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Owners of low-rise flats freed from wall safety certificate need
Ministers alter post-Grenfell Tower fire safety guidance on cladding to ease property sales but plans criticised as too vague

Peter Walker Political correspondent

21, Jul, 2021 @6:50 PM

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New biodiversity algorithm ‘will blight range of natural habitats in England’
Natural England biodiversity metric will let valuable wildlife habitat be logged as ‘degraded’ land and penalise rewilding, warn ecologists

Phoebe Weston

21, Jul, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Parts of regional NSW enter seven-day Covid lockdown as premier vows to restart Sydney construction
Orange, Cabonne and Blayney council areas in the state’s central west entered a week-long lockdown at midnight

Anne Davies and Lisa Cox

20, Jul, 2021 @11:03 PM

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Tallest apartment building in EU finally completed in Benidorm
After 17 years of setbacks, it is hoped Intempo skyscraper will help transform resort into Miami of the Mediterranean

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

20, Jul, 2021 @2:33 PM

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London basement extensions as normal as loft conversions, study finds
Most are built for affluent professionals rather than oligarchs, with trend raising flood concerns

David Batty

18, Jul, 2021 @9:47 AM

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England’s new Covid guidelines: a sector-by-sector breakdown
Practical steps for businesses as laid out by the UK government for firms from 19 July

Rob Davies, Kalyeena Makortoff, Sarah Butler and Julia Kollewe

14, Jul, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Barratt expects profit of more than £800m amid housing market boom
Housebuilder also benefits from rush to complete purchases before end of stamp duty holiday

Joanna Partridge

14, Jul, 2021 @2:04 PM

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UK growth slows as computer chip shortage hits carmaking
GDP expanded by 0.8% in May, behind the 1.5% forecast, as construction sector also shrank

Phillip Inman

09, Jul, 2021 @7:11 AM

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Housing boom takes Persimmon sales past pre-pandemic levels
Housebuilder benefits from cut in stamp duty to report revenues of £1.84bn for first half of 2021

Jasper Jolly

08, Jul, 2021 @9:47 AM

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Supply shortages hit Britain’s booming building industry
Strongest growth in sector for more than 20 years but firms facing longer lead times and higher prices for components

Larry Elliott

06, Jul, 2021 @10:27 AM

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Thousands of leaseholders in unsafe homes will be unable to sue developers
Exclusive: leaseholders in at least 239 blocks will not benefit from new UK bill, as buildings are too old

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

05, Jul, 2021 @4:40 PM

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