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FlueSnug wins Product of the Year Award

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FlueSnug has won the Product of the Year Award 2022 for Safety, Energy Efficiency and Wellbeing at the ASCP Safety and Compliance Awards. The product caught the eye of the judges for its simple, cost-effective and energy-efficient sealing around all 100mm boiler flues. Approved by major boiler manufacturers, FlueSnug is …

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Russell Roof Tiles increases plastic manufacturing operation

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Russell Roof Tiles has invested £90,000 in an energy efficient, high performance Borche injection moulding machine to speed up its plastic manufacturing operation. Borche is one of the largest injection moulding machine manufacturers in the world. The new Borche BS series injection moulding machine has already proven to increase the …

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Freefoam is top pick for C & A Building Products

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Independent UK stockholder of plastic building products, C & A Building Products, has seen such an increase in sales of Freefoam that its range of products now accounts for a significant proportion of the company’s portfolio. C & A Building Products managing director, Chris Candlin, said: “When we switched over …

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GROHE continues journey to plastic-free packaging

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With a tenfold increase in plastic waste pollution in the oceans since 19801 and the annual flow of plastic into the ocean estimated to triple by 2040, immediate action is needed to tackle the plastic pollution crisis. While plastic-free solutions are increasingly demanded by consumers and regulators, options are still …

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Selco turns to electric

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Selco Builders Warehouse has accelerated its evolution towards a sustainable transport fleet by adding 12 electrically powered counterbalance forklift trucks. The builders merchant has also extended its use of alternative fuels by introducing the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in its fleet. HVO is a cleaner alternative to diesel …

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Band of Builders confirms first project in Northern Ireland

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Band of Builders has answered the call to adapt the home of a former bricklayer, Kevin McGowan who has been bed-bound for a decade due to a rare neurological disorder. McGowan, a 65-year-old father of six from Toomebridge, County Antrim, was told his life expectancy could be as little as …

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Bosworth MP returns to Forterra’s Desford site

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Forterra has welcomed back Member of Parliament for Bosworth, Dr Luke Evans, to its Desford site recently which is currently undergoing a £95 million expansion. Once complete, it is set to be the largest and most efficient brick facility in Europe. During the visit, Dr Evans was given a tour …

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Hughes Forest welcomes Shadow Environment Minister

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As part of its industry and parliament programme, the BMF arranged a constituency visit with Ruth Jones MP. The focus of the visit was how the building materials’ supply chain is evolving to support environmental responsibility in construction, and how they are responding to the net zero carbon challenge. The …

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Russell Roof Tiles specified for affordable housing project

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Lovell Partnerships recently specified Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) for an affordable housing project in one of Scotland’s most affluent areas. The local people of Callander, (near Stirling in Central Scotland) are finding it harder to live in the town due to the skyrocketing house prices.  In the last 10 years …

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Sika shortlisted for Quality Team of the Year Award

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Sika has been shortlisted for the Quality Team of the Year Award at the International Quality Awards which is due to take place on June 23. Spanning eight major categories and now in its fifth year, the International Quality Awards are designed to recognise and reward the contribution of quality …

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