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Manufacturing firm Cellecta opens new factory

Cellecta, one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of Acoustic & Thermal Insulation has officially opened its new 60,000ft2 manufacturing and distribution facility in Rochester, Kent. The Mayor and Mayoress of Medway, Councillor David and Mrs Denise Wildey, opened the facility... View Article

On another level

Brian Davison of Delta Membrane Systems delves into the benefits of including a basement in a property, and advises on how to prevent water damage. When asked in what type of house you would usually find a basement, the average... View Article

Material prices are soaring, says FMB

A third of small building firms say that soaring material prices are squeezing their margins and almost a quarter have had to pass these price increases onto consumers, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).... View Article

Bridging finance stepping into the mainstream

Bridging lenders who provide development finance for residential developers undertaking projects with predicted sales of £2m or £3m will consider 65% of estimated sales revenue, equal to 80% to 90% of cost, according to Alternative Bridging Corporation (Alternative). Whereas high-street... View Article

Sustainable building – where manufacturers come in

Bill Price, Marketing Communications Manager at Tarmac’s Cement business Green buildings are no longer a thing of the future, but they still throw up a series of challenges to builders and developers. Tougher environmental targets and the changing expectations of... View Article

An affordable homes programme to be proud of…

At a time when the lack of affordable housing across the country is a hot topic, Ashford Borough Council has approved the provision of a further 190 homes through its Housing Revenue Account between 2018 and 2024. This is on... View Article

Growth slows for construction SMEs, says FMB

The SME construction sector grew in the second quarter of 2017, albeit at a slower rate than the first three months of the year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s State of Trade Survey... View Article

New age bathrooms

Martin Walker of Methven UK considers the role played by technology and design in the creation of usable bathrooms for the country’s ageing population. Thanks to better healthcare and advancements in technology, the UK’s population is living longer. While this... View Article
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