Construction industry

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Outrage as ministers reject post-Grenfell safety plans for disabled people
Personal fire evacuation plans were in public inquiry’s proposals, which ministers had said they would ‘accept in full’

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

18, May, 2022 @5:47 PM

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Metricon to meet with Victoria’s treasurer after company denies rumours of collapse
Acting chief executive of Australia’s largest homebuilder says company will continue business as usual after founder’s death

Benita Kolovos and Ben Butler

18, May, 2022 @9:38 AM

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Why Britain’s housing market is crumbling | Letters
Letters: Steve Smart, Ken Baldry, Alan Gent and Margaret Dickinson respond to a piece by Simon Jenkins on the chronic shortage of homes and climbing prices


17, May, 2022 @4:52 PM

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Nigel Hugill: the man building houses for the work-from-home revolution
The head of Urban&Civic transformed east London for the Olympics. Now he is aiming to create homes in huge numbers beyond the capital

Joanna Partridge

14, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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We don’t want to stop home development – only ensure that it is sustainable | Letter
Letter: A requirement of nutrient neutrality is necessary to protect our rivers and seas, writes Tony Juniper of Natural England


08, May, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Engineers welcome bid to rein in cost blowouts in Victorian government projects
Victoria’s treasurer, Tim Pallas, says government will standardise construction contracts and set up register of projects

Ben Butler and Adeshola Ore

04, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Wetlands protection law delays building of new homes in England
Up to 120,000 new homes halted in areas including Eden Valley and Norfolk Broads due to ‘nutrient neutrality’ rules

Patrick Barkham

02, May, 2022 @11:16 AM

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Communities fight back developers with ‘greener’ plans for UK housing
Groups across the country are proposing alternative designs that they say better suit local peoples’ needs

Harriet Grant

18, Apr, 2022 @11:35 AM

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The Guardian view on the future of buildings: make do and mend | Editorial
Editorial: Demolition and construction are hugely carbon-intensive. Developers must change their ways


17, Apr, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Firms that refuse to fund cladding repairs could face trading ban
Uncooperative developers to be threatened with loss of planning permission by Michael Gove

Andrew Sparrow Political correspondent

17, Apr, 2022 @5:09 PM

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Keeping builders’ bodies in good nick | Letter
Letter: Manual workers should get the same kind of physical healthcare that athletes do, writes Lawrence Waterman


13, Apr, 2022 @4:25 PM

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Homebuilders agree to put £2bn towards fixing unsafe cladding on high rises in England
Michael Gove announces deal involving 35 firms but further £3bn still needed to fully address fire safety issues

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

13, Apr, 2022 @8:51 AM

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