Tag Archives: Construction

Construction starts fall by a third from last year

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Construction project-starts plummeted by -47% to the end of January 2023, compared with the preceding three months to stand one-third lower than a year ago, according to the February edition of the Construction Review from Glenigan, the construction insight and intelligence provider. Construction-starts remained weak throughout the three months to …

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Heavy material sales slide on housing slow-up

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Heavy side building material producers have reported falling sales due to a slow-up in project starts for a second quarter. That’s according to the latest Construction Products Association’s State of Trade Survey for the last quarter of 2022, which found that, conversely, light side product sales have held up supported …

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Construction recession on the cards, says CPA

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The construction industry is expected to see a recession this year after two strong years, according to the latest Construction Products Association’s Construction Industry Forecasts. Construction output is expected to fall by 4.7% in 2023 before recovering slowly in 2024 with growth of just 0.6%. Private housing new build, the …

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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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Investment in construction can kick start the UK economy say experts

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An £11.27bn investment in construction and a series of strategic decisions around new home building can kick start the UK’s economic recovery and deliver a £33bn return for the Government, according to experts at Birmingham City University. The Build Back Better: Covid-19 Economy Recovery Plan features a blueprint for a …

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Aggregate Industries issues final call to enter world’s most prestigious green build competition

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As climate change continues to put sustainable construction at the top of the industry’s agenda, Aggregate Industries is issuing one last call to UK visionaries of sustainable design to submit their entries to the LafargeHolcim Awards. Giving winners the chance to share a sizable $2m pot of prize money, entries …

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MRA Research triumphant for Hanson Cement at Construction Marketing Awards

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MRA Research has won the Best Use of Research & Insight award for its work with Hanson Cement at this year’s prestigious Construction Marketing Awards (CMA). This is awarded based on the use of research and insight to guide marketing strategy and drive improved performance in the market. Hanson Cement’s …

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Polypipe’s C3 Alliance seeks paradigm shift in construction collaboration

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Polypipe is proud to be one of the founding members of the C3 Alliance, a group of manufacturers, contractors and developers that aims to boost productivity and value on construction projects through early collaboration. By bringing all those involved in a building together on day one, C3 hopes to influence …

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TIMco new abrasives range

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TIMco has expanded its selection of abrasive products to now include a wide variety of abrasive rolls, sheets, pads, discs and belts. The comprehensive TIMco ADDAX abrasives range meets the high demands of the modern woodworking, decorating and metalworking industries using tear and crack resistant backing paper, heat resistant resin …

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£36m fine for construction firms who broke competition law

The CMA has issued 3 firms with fines totalling more than £36m for breaking competition law in supplying certain concrete drainage products for building projects. Following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Northern Ireland-based firm FP McCann Ltd is facing a fine of more than £25 …

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