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Aster Group builds record number of homes

Housing association and developer Aster Group delivered 939 new homes last year, a 14 per cent increase on 2016’s total. This is more than the group’s average build rate for the past 10 years – 550 homes – and has... View Article

New Online Tool Helps Designers with HIU Specification

Evinox are excited to announce the launch of the ModuSat® Heat Interface Unit Online Selector. Available via the Evinox Energy website, this intuitive tool recommends the ideal HIU(s) for a district or communal heat network development, based on project parameters... View Article

Finding Funding

Go Develop’s Jason Tebb explains why joint venture funding could be the future of development financing. There is currently real momentum within the UK housebuilding industry, following significant governmental drives on planning, Help to Buy and wider policy changes after... View Article

Builder and Plasterers Essentials

One of the world’s largest construction manufacturers, Simpson Strong-Tie, has released a new catalogue of structural connectors, beads and meshes aimed squarely at the repair, maintenance and improvement sector. The 2018 ‘Builder and Plasterers Essentials’ brochure includes all of the... View Article

UK construction activity growth remains subdued in May

Latest PMI data signalled only a modest improvement in UK construction activity midway through the second quarter, with the pace of expansion matching that registered in April. Commercial activity growth accelerated to a three month high in May; however, softer... View Article

Dundee students get a taste of the built environment industry

Students from Dundee & Angus College have spent the week with infrastructure giant Robertson after winning a prestigious student challenge. The team of four students triumphed over twenty participating teams from higher education bodies across Scotland competing in the Chartered... View Article

Historic school to be revitalised with adjusted CALA plans

Fresh proposals to breathe new life into one of Edinburgh’s most distinctive old school buildings have been submitted for approval. Plans for the sympathetic restoration of the former Boroughmuir High School had been revisited prior to a community event as... View Article

Norcros Adhesives is three times an environmental winner!

Norcros Adhesives, the tile adhesive, grout and preparation products manufacturer, has just a won the Gold Award for Best Environmental Initiative at the recent Tile Association Awards. This achievement is impressive enough in its own right, but is even more... View Article

New Pro-Tek™ WPC engineered vinyl flooring launches in UK

PRO-TEK™ WPC – the next generation engineered vinyl floor – has launched in the UK.  Developed to meet the demands of the commercial and residential sectors, PRO-TEK™ WPC features the latest technology and offers superior performance, ease of installation and... View Article

SME builders now better represented on CITB Board, says FMB

The appointment of two construction SME representatives to the CITB Board is an important step forward, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the CITB’s announcement regarding the new appointments to the CITB Board, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the... View Article

Take it easy with Sikaceram Fix & Grout

Let Everbuild – A Sika Company take the hassle out of tiling with SikaCeram® Fix & Grout; a ready mixed waterproof wall tile adhesive and grout for use in bathrooms, showers and kitchens. Coming ready mixed and ready to use... View Article

CITB head office plans branded deeply flawed by workforce

The Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) proposed move from its headquarters in Bircham Newton, Norfolk, to an unspecified site in Peterborough, has been described as deeply flawed by Unite, the UK’s largest union and management representatives, which has no confidence... View Article
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