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Google Chromecast Currently Costs Just £18 in the UK

If you’ve been vacillating about whether or not to pick up a Google Chromecast streaming dongle, some of the UK’s largest retailers just made that decision a little bit easier (or harder, if you were trying to resist the temptation) by significantly cutting the price.<p>Although it’s been available in …

Here's Why Microsoft Is Worried About Google Chromebooks

In 2012, Google's Chromebooks captured a laughable 0.2% of computer purchases within United States-based businesses and institutions. Thus far in 2013? Chromebook penetration has skyrocketed to a 9.6% share, and a staggering 21% piece of the sales pie when zeroing in on just notebooks.<p>Those …

Why the Chromebook pundits are simply out of touch with reality

Advertisement<p>75 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>The Chromebook(s goog) pundits have their heads in the sand again. In the past week, I’ve read not one, but two …

Apple iPhone 5s vs Google Nexus 5

UK Retailer Argos Launches Own Tablet

The UK’s high streets are alive with the sound of own-brand tablets, or at least they will be soon after retailer Argos announced its first Android-powered device, following in the footsteps of retail giant Tesco which introduced the Hudl in September.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and …

EE Unveils UK Pay-As-You-Go 4G Handsets and Plans

Network operator EE will launch its first pay-as-you-go 4G mobile phone plans and handsets in the UK later this month in a bid to expand its subscriber base and distance itself from other carriers offering LTE.<p>EE will offer six different 30-day data bundles, starting at £3 for 100 MB and rising to …

How to Use the BBC’s New Playlister Music Service

The BBC only announced its Playlister service yesterday, but today it has already launched in beta – albeit without its full feature set.<p>Don’t let that put you off though, the Playlister service – which allows you to quickly add music tracks to an exportable playlist – is well worth checking out, …

Builders forgot elevator shafts on finished Skyscraper

What goes up must walk down.<p>In what will surely go down in history as one the greatest architectural blunders, the town of Benidorm in Alicante, …

University construction boom to continue

John Morgan upbeat for 2018 as fit-out grows and construction margins improve<p>2 days ago<p>High-rise buildings stepped back to address Unesco concerns …

Brick prices likely to rise soon

There are early indications that the price of bricks will soon be going up for the first time in years.<p>Stockpiles that date back to 2009 are starting …

Margins face more pressure as tender prices come down further

Contractors hoping to increase their margins may have to wait a little longer as UK tender prices are showing little or no sign of increasing just …

Funding released for 21 college building projects

The second round of the government’s college capital investment fund (CCIF) will see £168m invested in building new facilities for 21 colleges.<p>Public …

News - National Federation of Builders

Qualifying for Gross Payment Status (CIS)

Gross payment status is what many contractors and subcontractors view as the most beneficial outcome of the Construction Industry Scheme. It allows …

Bids invited for West Herts College build

North Bristol tunnel scheme to start next year<p>2 weeks ago<p>Work to start in September revamping the Citizens Theatre<p>2 weeks ago<p>Great Portland Estates …

Designs unveiled for new £650m Google London HQ

John Morgan upbeat for 2018 as fit-out grows and construction margins improve<p>2 days ago<p>High-rise buildings stepped back to address Unesco concerns …

Blaze breaks out on housing refurb job

John Morgan upbeat for 2018 as fit-out grows and construction margins improve<p>2 days ago<p>High-rise buildings stepped back to address Unesco concerns …

BIM for the Terrified - NBS and CPA free report

The free report BIM for the Terrified authored by NBS and the Construction Product Association was published this week.<p>The report is primarily aimed …

ISG to build Cleveland fire stations

Cleveland Fire Authority has selected ISG to build four new fire stations.<p>The £22m contract includes a new headquarters for the Fire Authority in …

Hull energy plant out to tender

A £120m contract to build a waste-to-energy plant in Hull has been putout to tender.<p>The client, Energy Works (Hull) Ltd, is a subsidiary of local …

Commision release Construction Products Regulation - Government Opportunities

Recently the new Construction Products Regulation started to iron out the remaining unjustified regulatory and technical obstacles to the free …

Safety inspectors issue scaffold board warning

Contractors are being warned against the use of substandard scaffold boards.<p>The warning comes from the Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland …

Construction's fatal accident rate improves

Latest figures from the Health & Safety Executive show a marked improvement in construction’s fatal accident rate last year.<p>In the year to 31 March …

UK construction growth cements recovery hopes

The time taken to construct new buildings will be cut in half, the Government pledged as it unveiled its strategy to revive the construction sector.<p>The plans were published as a leading survey showed the sector grew for a second month in a row, supporting hopes that the wider recovery is picking up …

Exports

speech by Chloe Smith

Since coming into office we have made it a key priority to reform public sector construction so we can build the schools, hospitals, prisons and …

Federation of Master Builders: Find vetted local builders

Established in 1941 the FMB is the UK's largest trade association in the building industry. This section includes information about what we do, where …