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Construction activity falls at fastest rate since May 2020

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The UK’s construction sector recorded a fall in activity in December 2022, with the rate of decline the fastest since May 2020. New orders fell at the fastest rate for over two-and-a-half years and optimism for the year ahead dipped into negative territory for only the sixth time on record. …

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Boris’ New Deal welcomed by BMF

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The New Deal for Britain speech by the Prime Minster Boris Johnson today (June 30) has been welcomed by the Builders Merchants Federation. The speech promised a greater commitment to creating jobs, skills and infrastructure as the Government looks to build the UK back to economic health in the aftermath …

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Howarth’s Darwen branch undergoes a revamp

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Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has completed an extensive refurbishment of its Darwen branch as part of a wider programme of investment across the UK.      Howarth, a Yorkshire-headquartered business which marks its 180th year this year, has operated its Darwen branch on Spring Vale Lane since 2007. Offering products …

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Get Britain Building highlights £94bn return from buying British

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A renewed Get Britain Building campaign is urging the government to get behind SME builders and UK manufacturers and distributors of construction products as it ramps up investment in critical infrastructure, public and commercial buildings and housing. The latest phase of the 11-year old Get Britain Building campaign, which launched …

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Forterra’s inner-city masterpieces win at Brick Awards 2019

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Building products manufacturer Forterra is celebrating after a successful night at the Brick Development Association’s Brick Awards 2019, where it picked up three awards for The Interlock and was highly commended for York House. The Interlock – a newly-built, five-storey building in London’s Fitzrovia, which blends historic and contemporary aesthetics …

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Rehau reaches new heights at South Quay Plaza

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Polymer pipes specialist, REHAU has supplied a range of underfloor heating pipe equipment to Instacoustics, who has been appointed on a prestigious new development in London. South Quay Plaza in Canary Wharf is set to be one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe when completed. REHAU’s RAUTHERM PE-xa underfloor …

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SterlingOSB Zero star of Bradford’s store

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The new Sherborne branch of Bradfords Building Supplies has designed its interiors to produce a concept store which features SterlingOSB Zero. The Bradfords’ team wanted to create visuals that would showcase 250 years of Bradford’s heritage in this flagship development; for this SterlingOSB Zero was the ideal choice. Not only …

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Multi-skilled and profitable in 2019

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According to a new survey by Logic4training, becoming multi-skilled could be a good move for building services installers looking for a more profitable 2019 – over 75% of survey respondents stated increased profits as a result of upskilling. The survey, which set-out to discover how trades people developed their skillsets …

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Norbord’s SterlingOSB Zero range for safer construction and healthier buildings

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Norbord is the world’s largest manufacturer of OSB and has recently invested £95m in a new plant in Inverness, Scotland. A new family of products is a development of the most popular OSB brand in the building and interior design arena and comprises SterlingOSB Zero 3, SterlingOSB Zero Tongue and …

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Ecological Building Systems sets sail for Belfast

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Ecological Building Systems will bring together a Passivhaus expert, a timber construction pioneer and a world famous tourist attraction this November when the company takes its Perfect Airtight Seal Seminar Tour to Belfast’s Titanic venue. Combining a celebration of the city’s shipbuilding heritage with its pioneering approach to creating a …

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