Total value of work in the building industry last year was £62 billion, says the detr. This was up 6 per cent on the year before and up 2 per cent in volume terms.
One in 20 judges admits to being a Freemason, the Lord Chancellor's Department has revealed. Forms were sent to 5290 judges.
Construction tender prices fell by 0.7 per cent in the last quarter of 1998, says the rics. But there was a rise in the year up to then of 5 per cent.
The average cost of cleaning, utilities and admin for offices is around £5200 per 100m2, says Building Maintenance Information. Supermarkets cost £5600 and schools £2300.
Manchester council tenants are to have £35 million of repairs on Darnhill Estate, Rochdale, after voting to transfer 1030 homes to the Guinness Trust.