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Article 50 triggering: the industry reacts

Prime Minister Theresa May has today invoked Article 50 triggering the beginning of Great Britain’s exit from the European Union. Here we offer some of the responses of industry bodies and experts. RIBA President Jane Duncan wrote in a statement:... View Article

Major new partnership to boost construction skills for heritage

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has joined forces with the Welsh Government’s Historic Environment Service (Cadw), Historic England and Historic Environment Scotland in a landmark partnership. The ‘Strategic Skills Partnership Agreement’ was signed on Friday (24 March 2017) at... View Article

Organowood® makes timber cladding sustainable

Organowood®, a leading sustainable wood protection specialist, is fast becoming known as having the ideal solution to protect and strengthen all types of timber cladding. With strong sustainable and aesthetic qualities, OrganoWood provides architects, professionals and end users with an... View Article

Materials 2017 Podcast #1

The first installment in the podcast press release series for Materials 2017 – the new conference and exhibition focused entirely on materials for architecture, construction, and design – produced by media partner BusinessNet... View Article

Fast Systems Limited to exhibit at Materials 2017!

Fast Systems Limited, who specialise in electronic water conditioners, are showing their Scaleguard electronic water conditioner at Materials 2017 as a simple and economic solution for house builders to incorporate hard water protection in new homes as recommended in the... View Article

Lendlease launches innovative eco-concept, Futurehome

Lendlease has introduced an innovative new type of home within its UK property portfolio: Futurehome. A significant step in the growth of the company’s residential business and its commitment to sustainable urban development, the pioneering concept delivers advanced low-energy homes... View Article

Taylor Wimpey invests in employees

Leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey is helping its production staff across the UK to further their careers thanks to an exciting training programme. The Production Academy is a structured learning and development programme, aligned to job levels and career paths, which... View Article

Electric log books loom for UK homes

Homeowners will publish electronic log books containing a detailed history of all maintenance and improvements before their house goes on the market, under industry plans unveiled this week. The proposals, released by the trade body for the conveyancing industry, will... View Article

Pupils building better futures with Barratt Homes

Edinburgh high school pupils have been learning about roles in construction thanks to a new initiative with Scotland’s leading housebuilder. Pupils from Portobello High School were joined by Barratt Homes last week to take part in an interactive session which... View Article

Fire door code of practice revised

BSI, the business standards company, has revised BS 8214 Code of practice for fire door assemblies. The updated standard gives recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors. BS 8214 now includes updated guidance associated with the... View Article

Maximise your existing order book with Freefoam cladding

All building companies are looking for ways to expand their business. Products to upsell to existing customers, opportunities to revisit previous customers and options to develop new markets –PVC cladding could be that opportunity. There has been a huge interest... View Article
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