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Plastics in construction – how can we reduce our reliance?

In this exclusive feature for Building Products, James Ayres, Operations Director at Lime Green, leading suppliers of lime-based products for use in construction, talks...

UK manufacturers voice concerns over ‘dumping’ of cheap foreign heat pumps...

  British industry is increasingly concerned that quotas for heat pump sales, rumoured to be in the Government’s long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy, will lead...

CITB’s Levy Proposals get the backing of construction employers

Construction employers have backed CITB’s Levy Proposals to support skills and training across England, Scotland and Wales, by way of the Consensus process. The provisional...

What does the upcoming UK environmental bill mean for product manufacturers?

The Environment Bill of the United Kingdom is due to become law this autumn and it presents product manufacturers and others in the construction...

Fire safety confusion after new requirements for high-rise buildings

New planning requirements on fire safety for high-rise residential buildings came into force on August 1st and require developers to consider fire safety at...

The value of new construction contract awards might have dwindled, but...

The value of new construction contract awards recorded in August 2021 showed a fall against the previous month. But with tender activity still positive,...

National Construction College set to host SkillBuild National Finals

The UK’s top construction trainees will battle it out 16th-18th November at CITB’s SkillBuild National Finals. SkillBuild, the largest multi-trade construction competition in the country,...

More efficient electricity distribution thanks to new insulation material

High-voltage direct current cables which can efficiently transport electricity over long distances play a vital role in our electricity supply. Optimising their performance is...

Work begins on £4.5m development at Ravenscraig

Ravenscraig’s regeneration is continuing apace, with work underway to prepare a new development for employers, called SevenFourEight Ravenscraig. The £4.5m investment aims to attract...

Proposals to help people build their own homes welcomed by Housing...

Proposals to help more people build their own homes have been ‘warmly welcomed’ by the Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP. Richard Bacon MP’s review...