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13 July 2015

B&Q Seeks Build UK Specialist Contractors for Homefit Service

Build UK is delighted to be working in partnership with B&Q to offer householders a full installation service on a wide range of B&Q products. Build UK Specialist Contractors can now apply to become a B&Q Homefit Approved Tradesman via…

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10 July 2015

CDM Regulations 2015 Now Apply in Full as Transition Period Ends

The new Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into effect on 6 April 2015 with a six-month transition period for on-going projects continuing beyond 6 October 2015 to make the necessary arrangements to comply with the new…

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9 July 2015

Specialists Awards – Entry Deadline Extended!

The deadline for submitting entries to the Construction News Specialists Awards 2016 has been extended until Friday 25 September offering even more Specialist Contractors the opportunity to showcase their work. The Specialists Awards are now in their 12th year and…

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9 July 2015

Major Changes to CSCS CRO Cards

CSCS is introducing changes to its Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card from 1 October 2015 which will pave the way for its withdrawal by 2017. The key objective of a CSCS card is to provide evidence that individuals working on…

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9 July 2015

Safer Lorry Scheme for London

London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London have announced new laws to combat the number of accidents involving lorries and cyclists on the capital’s roads. Under the new Safer Lorry Scheme introduced from 1 September 2015, HGVs must be…

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4 July 2015

Updated JCT Home Owner Contracts

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has released a new edition of its consumer-focused Home Owner Contracts for 2015. Both versions have been brought up to date with current consumer legislation, specifically reflecting the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges)…

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