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To mark Net Zero Week, Procast Group's growth and development manager David Chapman reflects on the firm's work so far with key partners to achieve its net zero goals and what the future has in store. Procast Group is a strong advocate for sustainability, and we invest significantly both internally,

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Zander Muego discusses the complexities of decarbonising the UK's existing housing stock, particularly social housing, in the pursuit of net zero targets while addressing fuel poverty and ensuring wider community benefits. The importance of decarbonisation is becoming increasingly well understo

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Jane Wood, chief executive of Homes for Scotland, discusses the alarming decline of small and medium-sized home builders in Scotland and its impact on the housing crisis, emphasising the need for urgent policy reforms to support the sector. Last week, Homes for Scotland (HFS) published a report reve

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Thomas & Adamson partner Hamish Paterson provides his take on new legislation giving Scottish Ministers powers to assess and remediate buildings which have unsafe cladding. In mid-May, the Scottish Parliament voted unanimously to pass new legislation that will speed up the removal of potent

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Paul Coulter, managing director at Eden PAM, the local asset manager on behalf of VCM Global Asset Management, argues that properties on the fringe of city centres are proving more popular for businesses to locate their offices. In just half a decade, the workplace has undergone a dramatic transform

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Julie Moulsdale from Perceptive Communicators shares how the homebuilding industry can use proactive community engagement to unlock the planning system. We are in the grip of a nationwide housing crisis, yet recent figures reveal that the timescale for average planning application is four times long

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The full impact of the Cladding Remediation Bill, which was recently passed in the Scottish Parliament, is still to be felt within the construction sector, write Shona Frame and Ryan McCuaig. The 2017 Grenfell Tower tragedy, which claimed 72 lives, put a sharp focus on the safety of cladding systems

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Formal building contracts are a fundamental part of any construction project, specifying the contractual obligations on all parties, avoiding any ambiguities and the need for third-party interventions that can add to project costs and timescales, writes Ian McCann. The Joint Contracts Tribunal

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Muir Group chief executive Martin Smith takes a positive look at housebuilding across the UK amid indications of recovery for the sector. There is no denying that the challenges faced across the housebuilding and wider construction industry over the last few years have been particularly ac

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