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Double digit growth for builders’ merchants

Builders’ Merchants saw major increases in sales of Tools (+12.3 per cent), Plumbing Heating & Electrical (+11.4 per cent) and Heavy Building Materials (+11.1 per cent) in October 2017. These categories all saw double digit growth compared to October 2016... View Article

UK Asbestos Training Association updates rules of membership

Key terms tightened to tackle threat from unapproved agents The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) was established in 2008.  To continue to offer benefits to members and protect their position within the Industry, UKATA has overhauled its rules of membership. As UKATA membership grew to be... View Article

A Sustainable Life Complex in Antalya: SUNIS RESIDENCE

The Sunis Residence in Antalya, designed by Alpugan Architects, offers a futuristic, flexible and sustainable living complex, with an approach based on historical, natural and physical parameters of the city, the relationship established with nature, and settlement decisions integrated with... View Article

The vinyl frontier

Jason Pethard of Forbo Flooring Systems discusses the rise of vinyl specifications and the benefits of partnering with a reputable flooring manufacturer. It is without a doubt that both housebuilders and developers are feeling the pressures of not only constructing... View Article

Brownfield: Not the answer

A new report has concluded that brownfield land cannot be the only solution to the current housing crisis. Brownfield: The housing crisis solved? dispels the idea that councils do not need to release greenfield land to meet housing need. The report compares... View Article

REL completes electrical project at £35m mixed-use scheme

REL Electrical has completed a £1.5m electrical contract at a new £35m mixed used scheme in London. Designed by Sheppard Robson and built by Bouygues UK for developer Linkcity, the Ebury Centre combines educational facilities and a 10-storey residential development... View Article

Investec goes into bat with Westbourne Capital Partners on Lord’s scheme, with £46mn facility

Investec Structured Property Finance (“Investec”) announces it has agreed to provide a £46 million financing facility to Westbourne Capital Partners (“WCP”), a leading developer of high-quality residential homes in London, for the acquisition of a prominent 2-acre site in St John’s Wood, North London. The finance package will support WCP through acquisition and planning, as it explores a number of options... View Article

Capital Valley Plastics celebrates Award win

Cwmavon-based Capital Valley Plastics is pleased to announce its success at the Monmouthshire Business Awards 2017. The independent manufacturer and supplier of polythene film won the Excellence in Innovation award and was a finalist in the Excellence in Manufacturing category.... View Article

One in five construction workers are foreign-born

New findings from the Home Builders Federation show that one in five construction workers building homes are foreign-born. Steve Mansour, CEO of building insurance specialists, CRL commented:  “The results of the Home Builders Federation emphasise what we already know; the construction industry depends... View Article

GGF cautiously optimistic with 2017 Budget

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) was cautiously optimistic in response to housebuilding announcements made at the 2017 Budget. Despite the Government’s focus on housebuilding, the GGF believes more action is needed to ensure the UK meets the target of... View Article
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