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The construction sector could only need a 'small nudge' to fall into recession after suffering another slowdown as Britain’s builders stay put amid growing Brexit uncertainty. The latest Markit/CIPS UK Construction purchasing managers' index dropped to 50.6 for January, from 52.8 in December, marking the slowest growth since March last year. By Camilla Canocchi for

Construction industry slows down amid worrying political and business backdrop – following the release of the Construction PMI figures, Phil Harris, Director at BLP Insurance comments on the sector...

The Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme offers designers, manufacturers and constructors, as well as lenders and, ultimately, buyers confidence in Modern Methods of Construction. Formed of two separate assessments – a durability and maintenance assessment of the building product or technology and a process accreditation of the organisation itself – the Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) is an accreditation for designers, manufacturers and constructors who are involved in offsite manufacture of systems and products.

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Phil Harris - Director at BLP Insurance - comments on the latest Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI). “The construction sector suffered its second monthly fall in a row down to 50.6, but scraped in just above the growth threshold of 50.0 which was an achievement in itself given the festive seasonal slowdown and the gloomy political and business backdrop."

Bureaucracy, lack of cooperation and a dwindling SME builders market are the main blockades to reaching the government’s ambitious housing targets according to panellists at an event held by BLP Insurance and the British Property Federation on 3 July 2018.

BLP Insurance, the specialist residential warranty and commercial latent defects insurer, announces that Swan Housing Group, one of the leading regeneration housing associations in the UK, has secured BOPAS (Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme) accreditation for their precision engineered modular CLT homes.

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