CCF Celebrates New Stoke Branch

Builders DrillInterior build products distributor CCF is celebrating the opening of their new, 38,000 sq ft branch in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The decision to open the new branch was made to due to growing demand from contractors in the Staffordshire area. Read more…

Filed under: Builders - posted by David Richardson on April 10, 2014

Hull Builder Jailed after Conning Customers out of £90,000

moneyA builder in Hull has been jailed after a series of scams and half-finished work left his customers £90,000 collectively out of pocket. Former soldier John Revell, 56, was sentenced to 25 months in prison after he admitted two counts of fraud and nine of obtaining credit by deception. Read more…

Filed under: Builders - posted by David Richardson on April 9, 2014

Modern Architecture, the ‘same old story’, says Kevin McCloud

House buildingThe renowned architecture expert and presenter of Channel 4′s Grand Designs has recently made his thoughts on Britain’s modern architecture very public. He’s criticised building firms for producing “enormous slabs of thousands of boxlike” homes which look as if they’ve been parachuted in by the RAF.

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Filed under: Builders - posted by Lauren Corbishley on March 31, 2014

Trade Bodies Could receive £4k To Challenge Regulations

strikeTrade Bodies could be offered up to £4000 in grants to help tackle the costs of challenging business regulations that they deem unfair according to an announcement on Monday by the minister for education, Michael Fallon.

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Filed under: Builders - posted by Lauren Corbishley on March 21, 2014

Asbestos Exposure Victims To Receive Compensation

Asbestos A new fund set up to help victims of an aggressive form of cancer caused by exposure to Asbestos could pay an average of £123,000 in compensation to those affected.

Mesothelioma suffers and their families could apply for the money from a £380 million pot from next month that has been put aside to help.

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Filed under: Asbestos Removal,Builders - posted by Lauren Corbishley on March 11, 2014

Rogue Builders Get Five Year Sentence

Building SiteTwo men who were charged with fraud after admitting to conning an elderly man out of more than £42,000 have received a total of five years and 10 months for being rogue builders.

Damon Lee, 54 of Grantham Close, Sandhurst and Rocky Frankham, 37, of Easthampstead Road, Wokingham obtained the money from the 77-year-old man who lives in Crowthorne who was living alone and vulnerable.

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Filed under: Builders - posted by Lauren Corbishley on March 5, 2014

Over-Regulation Blamed For Decrease In New Home Registrations

House BuildingOver-regulation has been blamed as the main reason that new house registrations have dropped in Wales, making it the only part of the UK to see a drop.

Builders also said poor planning systems and delayed implementation of the Help to Buy scheme for borrowers are also a factor in the fact that Wales saw a 12% fall in 2013 from 4,065 in 2012 to 3,577.

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Filed under: Builders - posted by Lauren Corbishley on February 24, 2014

Massive Fine For Liverpool Building Firm

Man On RoofLiverpool building firm, W Carroll & Sons Ltd have been fined £105,000 after a roofer was paralysed when he fell from a ladder in Southport.

Michael Riley, 50 had been asked to remove cement sheets from the roof of a house but couldn’t use the chute for general rubble as the sheets contained asbestos and needed to be disposed of separately. Read more…

Filed under: Builders,Roofers - posted by Matthew Bull on February 4, 2014

Two Jailed For £30k Fraud

Paint-Brush-and-Paint-Pot-alancleaver_2000Two men who claimed to be qualified builders have been jailed for 12 months after conning a 79-year-old pensioner out of £30,000 for botched up work around his home that should have cost only £2.500. Read more…

Filed under: Builders - posted by Lauren Corbishley on January 22, 2014

Black + Decker Announce New Brand Identity

blackdecker-06Black + Decker have announced that they are launching a new global brand identity. In a move designed to revitalise the struggling sales of the business, they brought in brand consultancy firm, Lippincott to lead the redesign.

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Filed under: Builders - posted by Matthew Bull on January 21, 2014
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