Building

UK Housing: Making the Long Journey Home

Peter Rolton | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

When the recession hit, it wiped out livelihoods and decimated entire markets. In the face of a global slump, Britain's housing sector was no exception; buyers couldn't afford to buy and builders couldn't afford to build. Over the course of several years, the pace of the property market dropped from jet stream to tumbleweed and the UK was left with an increasingly problematic housing deficit.

Conserving The Past Must Not Curtail The Future

Mark Boleat | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK
Mark Boleat

Picture the scene: a new bridge is built in London, and the public hate it. An architect comments that "it represents the vice of tawdriness and pretentiousness" and a local paper calls it London's "ugliest public work". What was this architectural monstrosity? None other than London landmark Tower Bridge...

Towards a Vision: Housing Associations and England's Housing Crisis

David Orr | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
David Orr

We can't afford to be caught unaware like this again. There is too much at stake: the country is in a housing crisis and needs housing associations to build homes, while millions of people around the country depend on them for shelter. These businesses need to be strong and must be able to weather even the harshest of storms.

Why UK Workers Are Learning To #LoveConstruction Again

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Bostock | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

With business leaders now predicting a "slow and steady" recovering path of the UK economy, construction workers have every reason to feel more confid...

Always Ask 'Why?' (Stop Working Badly)

Becci Taylor | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK
Becci Taylor

In a design workshop yesterday, I suddenly realised I wasn't trying. I wasn't contributing to the process by suggesting solutions, I wasn't listening. As soon as this struck me, I leaned forward, started thinking and got involved. Afterwards I felt very happy and left the meeting feeling lighter and much more positive about life. I also felt determined not to let that happen again!

From Building Sites to Human Rights

Allan Hogarth | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics
Allan Hogarth

Over the years I have worked with, and met, some amazing and inspirational women who have offered me insight into the control and power dynamics, inequalities and prejudices that perpetuate violence against women and girls. Of course, these variants will differ from country to country, culture to culture, but one variant remains constant - MEN.

House Building Schemes Could Boost City Economies

PA | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

Cities across Southern England could help deliver a quick boost to the economy if they were given funds to build more houses, according to a new repor...

Charlie Thomas

UK Lenders See More Debts Repaid, So Why Won't They Lend For Development?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

The amount of money owed on commercial property has dropped, but less positively, lenders are still clamping down on spending on development. Debt ...

Now Is the Time to Start Building Houses

David Orr | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
David Orr

We desperately need housing to be a national priority to deliver a huge increase in new homes. Our continued failure to tackle this problem head on hits millions of families hard, denies people the opportunity to buy their own home, traps increasing numbers of working people in benefit dependency at huge cost to the public purse and acts as a real brake on economic growth.

Charlie Thomas

Building On Good News: Construction Firm Bucks UK Trend

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

Global construction giant Balfour Beatty is expected to post good figures in its interim results tomorrow, despite a more general slowdown in the UK c...

PHOTOS: Death-Defying New York Builders Scale New Heights

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

These New York workmen look like they are involved in a death-defying circus act. But it is all part of the day job for the workmen who are inspect...

Stuck On The 72nd Floor: Window Cleaner's Moment Of Terror On The Shard

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

There was panic at the Shard on Monday after a window cleaner got stuck in a precarious position on the 72nd floor. A video posted on YouTube appea...

PICTURES: Demolition! Tower Destroyed In Seconds

PA | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK

Thousands of people gathered to witness the demolition of a 17-storey tower block in Scotland. Glencairn Tower, the first steel structure of its ki...

Couple Build University Out Of Lego

PA | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A couple have built a scale replica of one of the major sights on a city's skyline - out of Lego. It took Clare Currie, 26, fr...

Kevin McCloud Defends 'Grand Designs'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

By default the houses featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs are usually large, intricate, unique and expensive. It’s not often in the show that...

Fears For Economy As Building Industry Slows

PA | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Fears about the health of the UK's economy have been fanned after two key surveys revealed a worrying slowdown in the constructio...

Building my family a home

Helen Spencer | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

I have home envy. I am staring at magazine pictures of white porticos and swimming pools. This latest piece of eye-melting loveliness is my fantasy h...