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A force for good in roofing

As part of an initiative to attract former service personnel into the construction industry, Coleg Cambria, Deeside, North East Wales; is hosting a Forces in Construction Insight Day on October 10th. Organised by the CITB, Kier, the MoD’s Career Transition... View Article

Royal visit marks manufacturing success at Norbord

Norbord, leader in engineered wood panel manufacture, welcomed His Royal Highness, The Duke of York KG to the Inverness factory to commemorate one year of production on its new manufacturing line. The Royal visit marked one year since the first... View Article


Market-leading aircrete manufacturer H+H held an official opening for its newly refurbished Borough Green factory on 14 September: Tom Tugendhat, MP for Tonbridge and Malling, performed the opening itself with the Secretary of State for Housing, Local Government and Communities... View Article

Stylish solutions from BLANCO by GUTMANN

BLANCO UK has launched the new BLANCO by GUTMANN extractor hood brochure which illustrates the very latest in extraction hood design and technology. GUTMANN’s hand-crafted extractor hoods set the highest standards on the market, combining style with unrivalled technology and advanced engineering. The creation of... View Article

Persimmon trading update

Persimmon plc today releases its third quarter Trading Statement which covers the period from 1 July 2018 to 6 November 2018. With the start of the autumn season customer activity has strengthened in line with the traditional seasonality of the... View Article

Integrating cladding into the offsite process

Steve Thompson of EOS Facades offers his perspective on the offsite opportunities available to housebuilders in a changing political landscape. Following the Hackitt Report further changes in Building Regulations have been anticipated, and the ban on all combustible materials on... View Article

Hotel-style living in Birmingham

379 apartments are being launched by Galliard Homes and Apsley House Capital in Birmingham. Intended to produce a sense of hotel-style living, with amenities such as a gym and cinema, the partnership hopes to set a benchmark in area. Intended... View Article

Appeal to find war heroes

A Midlands businessman has vowed to fully restore a World War One memorial in Leicestershire after ‘despicable’ thieves stole the brass plaque which honoured the names of those killed in action. Adrian Burr, managing director of award-winning builders Springbourne Homes,... View Article

227 new homes for Barking Riverside

Anew development named Parklands, bringing 227 new homes to Barking Riverside, is to be launched by L&Q. As part of the new masterplan by Lifschutz Davidson and Sandilands, Parklands will include 115 Shared Ownership homes, and 112 private sale units.... View Article

A Chinese takeaway for Theresa?

According to Riccardo Dawson of the new-build sales platform Yourkeys, overseas buyers should be thanked, not taxed, as they kick-start housing developments, boosting the overall number of new-build properties. In political parlance, the housing market is broken. And the party... View Article

Tool theft spike

Tradespeople across the UK are losing out on thousands of pounds at the hands of tool thieves. Recent research from the FMB has found that more than half of builders in the UK have been victim to tool theft at... View Article
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