Number of small housebuilders plummets

Trade body says banks’ reluctance to lend is main reason

How heavyweights took off overseas

The ambitious generation of 1970s and 1980s entrepreneurs took their start-ups to the top

Lloyds says 60,000 new homes needed

Bank launches fund to help housebuilders increase supply

Cargiant and QPR battle to build homes

Groups focus on capital’s last big undeveloped site

Ferrovial in A$1bn bid for Transfield

Shares in Australian infrastructure group up 27% on Spanish offer

Travis Perkins builds on sales

Builder’s merchant sees heating supplies hit by mild weather

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Balfour Beatty taps Qinetiq chief to lead

Move to revive construction group after profit alerts

HS2 contest for £10bn in contracts begins

Companies battle for deals on world’s most expensive railway

Miller Homes pulls flotation

Housebuilder blames volatility in markets

UK construction picks up in September

Strength in civil engineering and housebuilding boost activity

Wolseley upbeat on housing as profits jump

US business offsets weakness in Canada and continental Europe

Bonus clawbacks will burnish City prestige

Test will come when banks try to recover incentives

Balfour Beatty: still got your hard hat?

Balfour warns on profits again – only weeks after it rejected a takeover bid

Balfour Beatty in fifth profit warning

Executive chairman to go as shares fall 21%

Shanks tumbles after profit warning

Waste group hit by Dutch construction downturn

Nepal launches hydropower growth plan

$1.4bn contract is nation’s biggest foreign investment deal

Scotland vote to unleash London IPOs

Aldermore, Miller Group and RAC expected to file for float soon

Kier offers hope for construction sector

Revenues and profits at UK group rise 50%

Crest warns of building skills shortage

Swift pick-up in activity has caused staffing problems

Vote uncertainty hits Scottish building

Tool group says referendum uncertainty hurting sector

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