Tag Archives: Future

Get Britain Building highlights £94bn return from buying British


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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Net Zero Carbon: What are Grant UK doing?

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Grant UK has outlined its vision for the future in a Manifesto for change. The publication, Grant UK 2030 Vision: Heating homes sustainably for future generations lays out the Company’s mission to support its customers on the journey to net-zero carbon by providing efficient, sustainable and cost-effective home heating, from …

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How can we Encourage Girls to Consider Construction?

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Exam season has arrived and for many 15-year-old girls, it means feeling the pressure of deciding what career path they want to follow. For many of them though, a career within the construction industry is probably not at their top of the list. CITB data shows that the appeal of  …

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Frank Key Has An Eye on Future Expansion

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  Frank Key, the independent building supplies family business operating for more than 100 years across the Midlands, has launched a new Key Essentials offer. For the first time, every single Frank Key branch will stock core products at a genuine trade net price to enable customers to buy with …

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Filplastic change name in rebrand for future growth

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Racking and storage specialist, Filplastic, has undergone the first major rebrand in its 25-year history. The company, based near Howden in East Yorkshire, has changed its name to Fil to reflect the vastly expanded product and service range it has brought to market since launching in the 1990s. Along with …

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Selco Helping Students Cement Future

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The next generation of tradespeople in Milton Keynes are laying the foundations for their future careers – thanks to a helping hand from a leading builders merchant. Milton Keynes College has linked up with the city’s Selco Builders Warehouse branch to ensure its students taking the Level 2 Bricklaying Course …

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There’s no Silver Bullet for Saving the Planet, says Vaillant Group

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Following the publication of the Committee for Climate Change’s “UK housing: Fit for the future?” report, Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs for Vaillant Group UK, weighs in on the climate change debate: “Pinning the future of the environment on a single type of fuel or technology is …

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Plumbase debuts “Branch of the Future”

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Plumbase has unveiled an innovative merchant format at its new London-based Park Royal location, with the purpose of putting the customer experience at the heart of the design. The specially designed branch incorporates many of the features you’d expect to see in a modern retail environment, with all the benefits …

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Midland Lead committed to developing future skills in construction

Midland Lead supporting future skills in construction

Derbyshire based lead sheet manufacturer, Midland Lead, supports seventeen colleges throughout the UK to help develop future skills within the construction and roofing industry. Midland Lead is a market leader in supplying premium cast and rolled lead sheet to the construction industry, and they are fully aware of the challenges …

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Apple-Powered Digital Job Box to transform construction

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The Digital Job Box starts with a heavy duty locking steel job site storage box, outfitted with marine-grade power outlets for connection to commercial power. Inside, the Job Box includes iPads with cellular connectivity (6 or 10 unit configurations) with magnetic mounted ruggedized cases that use powerful induction to charge, …

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