Latest ONS figures reveal dip in construction output

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal a 4.3% fall in construction, the first year-on-year fall since May 2013. In August...

Fenestration challenges

Jon Palethorpe, commercial director at Technal, looks at current trends in fenestration design and specification, as well as key considerations for the specification of high performance windows.

Second renewable energy firm to enter administration sparks industry alarm

Calls for the Government to rethink its green policies have grown louder following the collapse of two leading Green Deal and renewable energy installers. Climate...

Sustainable fabric

The envelope design of a new Tesco ‘eco’ store in Suffolk was required to meet exacting environmental criteria, whilst still remaining visually sympathetic to the local surroundings. Building Products reports.

Marshall-Tufflex extends its aluminium trunking range

Marshall-Tufflex is further expanding its cable management range with the launch of a sleek new 170 mm aluminium profile. Elegance 170 Aluminium (170 x 55 mm) is...

On the Table: Information Technology

With the Government’s deadline for Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) just around the corner, we asked our panel of BIM-compliant manufacturers how they have approached adoption of the technology in its infancy, and how engagement has benefitted them and the industry so far.

Re-vamped Manchester Victoria station revealed

The re-vamped Manchester Victoria station was unveiled today, following a £44m upgrade. The station, once dubbed Britain’s worst train station, features a new roof built...

Payment procedures

Jahanara Hussein, senior associate, and Tom Botterill, trainee solicitor at Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon, outline the importance of adhering to agreed payment procedures, in light of two recent cases which saw expensive disputes ensue from disagreement over contract payment terms.

Manufacturer optimism remains high, despite weaker Q3 product sales

Weaker product sales during Q3 has not dampened optimism over future prospects, according to the Construction Products Association's latest State of Trade Survey. The survey...

Seal of approval

With clients continually demanding more from window sealant products, Peter Thompson, general manager, ISO-Chemie UK, explains why solutions need to deliver both high levels of performance and ease of installation.