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WorldGBC launches World Green Building Week ahead of COP28

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The Building The Transition campaign is calling on the global building and construction sector to accelerate the transition to secure an energy efficient, regenerative and just future for all – it has been created by the World Green Building Council. Now in its 15th year, the week-long event will show …

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Federation of Master Builders say “builders could be overwhelmed” following RAAC crisis


The Federation of Master Builders has explained how Builders could be overwhelmed with repair work to schools, hospitals, theatres, and other unsafe public buildings due to failing RAAC panels. The government revealed 156 schools contained reinforced autoclave aerated concrete, RAAC, of which 104 required urgent action with 52 already repaired. …

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Russell Roof Tiles completes £1 million manufacturing upgrade

Russell Roof Tiles completes 1million manufacturing upgrade to its Lochmaben site

Russell Roof Tiles has announced it has officially completed its latest £1 million manufacturing upgrade, the investment is to improve the efficiency of the facility. The investment follows a £2 million utility plant investment at the site last year, which involved the firm’s first robotic packer helping to increase production …

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Chief Economist to speak at BMF Annual Conference

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The Builders Merchant Federation announces that James Sproule, chief economist of Handelsbanken UK, has been confirmed to speak at the BMF Members’ Annual Conference on 21 September. Sproule is an adviser to a wide range of the bank’s clients, as well as being an integral part of the bank’s broader …

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CCF invests in ecofriendly fuel


CCF, a drywall and ceiling product distributor, announces it has invested in a sustainable fuel source to cut carbon emissions across its delivery fleet. The distributor will be using hydrotreated vegetable oil to make deliveries, the move to a more sustainable fuel source is part of its commitment to reduce …

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BMF says ULEZ “is bad news”

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The BMF, the Builders Merchants Federation, has said it is disappointed at the High Court ruling which supports the expansion of London’s ultra-low emission zone. The high court ruled against the challenge brought by the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Harrow and Hillingdon, and Surrey County Council, it found that the …

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CPA warns CE marking extension excludes construction products

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Following clarification from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, about an indefinite extension to the use of CE marking for UK businesses, the Construction Products Association has warned that it does not pertain to the construction products sector. CPA chairman Peter Caplehorn says: “Rather, the situation for our sector remains the …

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Cirrus Consortium launch sixth Building Materials Framework

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The Cirrus Consortium has launched their sixth succession of Building Materials Framework, which is for the next four-years and is available across England, Wales and Scotland. The Cirrus Consortium has been an effective route to market for contracting authorities for the last decade, it consists of Registered Providers of Social …

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Food for thought


Tis the voice of the lobster; I heard him declare You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair I suppose it was only a matter of time. After the Great British Bake-Off, the Great British Pottery Throw-down and the Great British Sewing Bee, there was only really …

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UK’s first net zero cement works one step closer

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Hanson UK has progressed to the due diligence and negotiation phase in its bid to install carbon capture technology at its Padeswood cement works in Flintshire through the Government’s Phase-2 cluster sequencing programme. The announcement represents another important step forward for the construction sector in its ambition to reach net …

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