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Construction product sales growth eases as costs start to bite

Construction product sales growth eases as costs start to bite

Construction product manufacturers reported an eighth straight quarter of sales growth in Q2, according to the Construction Products Association’s State of Trade Survey. Combined with another quarter of broad and accelerating cost inflation, expectations have been...

CSCS Industry Accreditation: common queries answered

CSCS Industry Accreditation: common queries answered

CSCS is aware of concerns raised by many within the construction industry regarding the decision to withdraw cards issued under Industry Accreditation (IA).  They have published an article setting out some of the common areas of concern and information on how they can...

Price inflation: we all need to play our part

Price inflation: we all need to play our part

A statement from Build UK Chair Paul Cossell As an industry, we are currently facing inflationary pressures not seen in the UK for 40 years. The latest update from the CLC Product Availability Group confirmed that average inflation for products and materials this year...

Supporting apprentices with free CSCS cards

Supporting apprentices with free CSCS cards

Employers and the wider industry are being reminded of the importance of ensuring those on, or about to enter, apprenticeships are using the appropriate Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card – specifically the Apprentice card. Feedback from the industry...

CICV member FIS, backs first Green Home Festival

CICV member FIS, backs first Green Home Festival

FIS has thrown its support behind the upcoming Green Home Festival, which will be officially opened on Monday 8 August 2022 by Patrick Harvie as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights will be...

Missed the CPA Building Safety Act webinar?

Missed the CPA Building Safety Act webinar?

Watch the recording of CPA's webinar here FIS members can access the recording of the CPA's latest webinar on the Building Safety Act. Peter Caplehorn summarised the key changes of the Act and with the secondary legislation coming into place later in the year, CPA...