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Fusion moves from trial to live with Barratt

Following its successful completion of an offsite trial project with Barratt Developments last year, Fusion Building Systems is now working on its first live site with the residential housebuilder. Work started on site for Fusion at Barratt’s Cane Hill Park... View Article

UK builders merchant Q2 sales show resilience

The latest data released in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) confirms a continuing positive trend for UK builders merchants with Q2 sales increasing by 5.3% (when adjusted for there being two fewer trading days in period) compared to... View Article

Despite housing crisis, 81 per cent of Brits snub new-builds

41 million Brits call on the Government to back the restoration of Britain’s traditional properties, rejecting identikit homes sweeping the nation 21 million of us are sick of seeing poorly-built, unattractive new-builds being constructed in our local areas New research... View Article

Housing White Paper must be implemented, says FMB

The only way we will increase the number of new homes we are building is if Ministers act now to implement measures in the Government’s Housing White Paper aimed at removing barriers to small house builders, according to the Federation... View Article

A lintel contribution to fabric first

Catnic’s Richard Price offers a philosophy of designing and constructing homes where individual components and systems contribute to, rather than compromise, the overall building performance. ‘Fabric first’ remains the optimum way for housebuilders and developers to create homes that are... View Article

Right as rain

Rainwater systems might not be seen as the most exciting part of a project, but as well as playing a critical role in safeguarding a home from the elements, they also make a real difference to its aesthetics. Hayley Lowry... View Article

Designer Contracts strengthens team

Designer Contracts – the UK’s largest flooring contractor – has announced a number of promotions and a new appointment to support its growing business.  Recently promoted to area manager running the Wales and West of England region, Anthony Partridge has... View Article

High Security: Carl F Groupco’s Hot Topic

Growing demand for high security hardware is reported by Carl F Groupco. The introduction of Document Q, which stipulates adequate prevention of unauthorised access and safe means of escape for new buildings, has triggered an increase in fabricator enquiries for... View Article

The practicalities of upskilling

With the industry skills gap still widening many companies are looking to find a suitable and sustainable solution to the skills shortfall, says Philip Burgess of the Construction Equipment Association’s Skills Advisory Panel. As we know, the extent of the... View Article

dhf stresses the benefits of EPD to the industry

dhf (Door & Hardware Federation) is emphasising the increasing importance of EPD to the construction industry – and in particular – architects, builders and specifiers, in meeting the growing requirements relating to the sustainable building process.  An EPD (Environmental Product... View Article

Cairngorm Group success supported by Carl F Groupco

Recent contract gains for the Inverness based Cairngorm Group, manufacturers of high energy rated windows, are being supported with hardware supplied by Carl F Groupco. With a Scottish distribution centre located in Cumbernauld, Carl F Groupco has a strong track... View Article
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