Customers invited to sign up to SIG LIVE

One of the UK’s leading construction material suppliers, SIG is busy preparing to host SIG LIVE, a virtual conference and update for its customers, to be held on Thursday 16th July 2020. The live video conference, which will be sponsored... View Article

Wetland project would ease flood risk

An innovative water management scheme, designed to ease pressure on Sheffield’s sewer system, is being proposed as part of plans to build 148 new homes in the city. The sustainable urban drainage system – or SuDS – would reduce the... View Article

Freefoam launch video to acknowledge 30 year anniversary

Freefoam Building Products has now released a video to highlight and celebrate their 30 year anniversary. Featuring an informative interview with Chairman and founding Director Tony Walsh, and Managing Director Aidan Harte, the video brings the Freefoam story to life... View Article

South Wales church warms to Circoboard performance

The congregation of a church in the Vale of Glamorgan can look forward to physical as well as spiritual comfort during services next winter, thanks to a comprehensive upgrade of the building’s heating provision, with a full underfloor heating system... View Article

Kingspan helps Passivhaus development to meet the standard

A development of 13 homes in the Bedfordshire village of Sharnbrook has been certified to the rigorous requirements of the Passivhaus Standard, with a specification combining Kingspan’s premium performance insulation boards and the Kingspan TEK Building System of Structural Insulated... View Article

Earthborn doubles silicate colours

Exterior masonry is probably the toughest test of all for a paint. It needs to be durable and weatherproof, as well as good looking and not all masonry paints were born equal. Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint is a highly durable, breathable... View Article

Over 80,000 new homes will be lost in one year to Covid chaos

Shocking new analysis predicts the pandemic will see 84,000 fewer homes delivered this year – with overall output dropping from 255,000 last year to just 171,000 homes in 20/21. Without urgent government action, the research carried out by Savills for Shelter, estimates 116,000... View Article

Sinking in the Sun

With May 2020 officially designated as hottest on record, it is very possible that the UK will experience another hot, dry summer again this year. As most will remember 2018 saw an uncharacteristic six-week long heatwave which caused a surge... View Article

New director appointed for Barratt West region

Barratt Developments has appointed Ian Menham as its new regional managing director for the company’s west region, replacing Chris Burton who is retiring after more than 30 years in the business. Ian Menham will be responsible for Barratt’s operations in... View Article

Birmingham’s first co-housing projects underway

Birmingham City Council, in partnership with Housing 21, a leading not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people of modest means, has identified land in Lozells and Saltley to provide the city’s first co-housing projects for older people. The... View Article

CITB levy cut welcome relief for construction, says FMB

Responding to today’s announcement from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) that it will be suspending levy payments from industry until September, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), said: “The cut in the CITB levy which... View Article