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NFB sees construction growth as the start of a trend

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that construction output in July 2013 increased by 2.2 per cent compared with the previous month. Whether comparing figures month on month or year on year – when there was a 0.8... View Article

Report sets out blue print to help build thousands of new homes

A new report from Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the body that represents 23,000 planning professionals working in the public, private, charitable and education sectors globally, outlines 15 key measures needed to boost house building. The report, published today, highlights... View Article

Domestic RHI good news, for heat pumps

Space Air, Daikin Europe’s largest independent distributor is delighted by the long awaited news from DECC, that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be introduced into the Domestic sector in April 2014. Mark Houghton, Commercial Director, commented: “At last we... View Article

A ray of hope for the “death-ray” building

A London skyscraper – nicknamed ‘The Walkie Talkie’ – which unwittingly projected scorching sunbeams onto the streets below has highlighted the need for city planners to use a “plug-in” tool pioneered by a Birmingham City University-led consortium. The European-wide KIC-Transitions... View Article

Arbor Forest Products, commited to ongoing investment

Arbor Forest Products Ltd is investing a further £5million during 2013 in its Lincolnshire dedicated timber terminal. The provision of a new fully concreted 10 acre hard standing storage site will allow for a substantial increase in timber stockholding, further... View Article

SIG UK launches free branchfinder app

SIG UK has developed a new mobile app enabling construction professionals on any site in the UK to quickly and easily locate the nearest branch of the construction supplies firm, based on the type of products they need. The app... View Article

Garador production running at all-time high

Production at leading garage door manufacturer Garador is running at an all time high following the recent expansion of its Somerset-based factory. The 1,600 square metre extension of Garador’s production plant in Yeovil, has made the factory the most modern... View Article

Pitched roof installation kits – MCS 012

Recent figures published by DECC show that the level of solar panel installations has seen a healthy improvement with 3000 installations registered in the sub 50kW band in the week ending June 23rd. This is positive news for an industry... View Article

Assael trio earn promotion

Leading practice of architects, Assael has recognised three of its architectural staff with promotion. Assael‘s Senior Architects Tim Chapman-Cavanagh and Rory O’Hagan have both become Associate Directors and Liz Wilks becomes a Senior Architect with the practice. Tim Chapman-Cavanagh has... View Article

SAS International CPDs receive RIBA approval

SAS International, a manufacturer of interior fit-out solutions, is pleased to announce that it has produced two new architectural RIBA-accredited CPDs for partitioning systems and suspended ceilings. These add to its existing portfolio of RIBA-accredited Core Curriculum CPDs. Designed to... View Article

£17Million support to help communities build

On 5th August, Housing Minister Mark Prisk announced the fund, which will offer additional support to people with plans and ideas for their neighbourhood, from self-build homes to community shops. The minister said the money will ensure that those wishing... View Article

MAB Comments on the Nationwide house price index

Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), comments on the latest rise in UK house prices in the Nationwide House Price Index for June: “The pace of house price rises continued to pick up in July, with... View Article
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