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GGF announces changes to senior management team

Following the recent departures from the Helix Group its parent company, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the interim replacements to ensure clients of the GGF’s subsidiary companies can look forward to a smooth transition and... View Article
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NIA announces new chairman

Following the departure of Tony Hardiman, Chair of the NIA Strategic Board in June the NIA has appointed his replacement as Derek Horrocks, Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Group and previously Vice Chair of the NIA. Commenting on his new... View Article

Breedon Group acquires of Humberside Aggregates for £9m

Breedon, the UK’s largest independent construction materials group, announces that it has today completed the acquisition of Humberside Aggregates Limited for a total consideration of £9.0 million. Humberside is a leading independent sand & gravel quarry and aggregates merchanting business... View Article

Material prices are soaring, says FMB

A third of small building firms say that soaring material prices are squeezing their margins and almost a quarter have had to pass these price increases onto consumers, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).... View Article
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GGF President steps down

It is with regret that the Glass and Glazing Federation have announced that Alan Burgess of Masterframe Windows Ltd, has resigned his position of President with immediate effect. Alan has been involved with the GGF for over 20 years and as well... View Article

Construction product manufacturers pessimistic of growth

The CPA’s State of Trade Survey for 2017 Q2 reveals that UK construction product manufacturers experienced growth in sales and activity for the 17th consecutive quarter, but higher input costs and rising uncertainty has dampened manufacturers’ views for the near-term... View Article
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Innovation – a shared responsibility

There is no doubting the fact that we are living in a global economy and that we are all going through an intense period of change. For many of us, our focus is on our immediate vicinity and surroundings and... View Article

Composites UK exceeds 300 members

Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain is very pleased to announce that it has exceeded the 300 member mark. Over the past 12 months the association has seen more than 50 companies join sizing from... View Article
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RIBA statement on Design for Fire Safety

Starting in the early hours of 14 June 2017 a devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington, London caused a significant number of fatalities. This document supplements statements made by the RIBA in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and... View Article

Look inside the Copper in Architecture Awards judging

Eight diverse projects from across Europe have been shortlisted for the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards. This following gives a preview of the shortlist and a glimpse inside the judging process. Celebrating the beauty and versatility of copper and... View Article

Joseph Walsh unveils Magnus Modus

A site-specific 7-metre wood sculpture commissioned for the Courtyard of the National Gallery of Ireland. Irish studio workshop Joseph Walsh Studio unveils its latest commission Magnus Modus, a large scale, seven metre tall, free-form sculpture made of multiple layers of... View Article

MPA publishes long term aggregate demand and supply study

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has set out long term aggregate demand and supply scenarios for Great Britain (GB) level until 2030. Launched at the joint Royal Town Planning Institute/Mineral Products Association Mineral Planning Conference held on 24th May at... View Article

How will Brexit impact material costs?

Many questions were raised in the wake of the EU referendum, with key figures in every industry speculating about the potential impact on their sector in the months ahead. Since June’s Brexit decision, the UK economy has defied some analysts’... View Article

Timber: rising to the challenges of urban construction

Metsä Wood explores the possibilities of using timber to help solve the housing crisis in our cities. Urbanisation is one of the most significant issues facing humanity today. By 2050, two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities.... View Article
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