MPs warn Green Homes Grant could be damaging the industry

A report from MPs warns that the underperforming Green Homes Grant has been “botched” due to supply and demand problems, with severe consequences for many builders across the industry. The environmental audit select committee said that the scheme, which offers... View Article

Meeting the evolving needs of timber product specification

With timber increasingly being recognised as our ‘go to’ construction material of the future, it’s crucial that it is specified correctly. Ensuring that the timber has been sourced from sustainably managed forests is paramount, as is checking that it is... View Article

Break the mould with Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme

Crown Trade’s range of Clean Extreme Mould Inhibiting paints offers long-lasting protection against unsightly and unhealthy surface mould. Available in a choice of matt and acrylic eggshell, Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme Mould Inhibiting paint range benefits from built in fungicide that prevents mould... View Article

Topps Tiles appoints new Head of Marketing – Commercial

The Commercial Business Unit of Topps Tiles Plc has appointed Tina Hughan as Head of Marketing – Commercial responsible for its design-led specification and technical tile specialist brands Parkside and Strata. As it continues to develop its position in the... View Article

SWA member replaces 203 steel windows at Dantzic, NOMA, Manchester

Steel Window Association (SWA) member, REA Metal Windows, has completed work on the Grade II listed Dantzic on the NOMA estate in Manchester. Situated near Manchester Victoria train station, Dantzic, NOMA has been transformed into 45,000 ft² of office space. Russell WBHO  was the main contractor... View Article

Construction output growth offset by fall in RMI

Following a December lull, the construction sector showed signs of recovery from Covid, growing by nearly 1 per cent in January 2021, according to new ONS data. However, repair and maintenance fell by 4.7 per cent in private housing in... View Article