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Construction product sales continue to strengthen in Q3

The Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey released today indicates that sales of construction products continued to strengthen during the third quarter of 2013 following the recovery in Q2. Private housing and infrastructure were still the key drivers... View Article

NHBC new home registrations rise 25%

New home registrations in the UK have risen by 25% for the year up to and including August, new figures released by NHBC reveal today. The figures show continued improvement around the country compared to the same period in 2012.... View Article

Laminating history

Abet Laminati has opened a museum to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The displays, at the company’s Bra factory near Milan, are organised chronologically to take the visitor on a historical tour of laminates in design. Over the years, the company... View Article

How to design in solid fuel

Addressing the challenges of designing solid fuel into the modern built environment, experts from the Solid Fuel Association (SPA) reports on three issues which can leave architects scratching their heads. The SFA offer expert technical guidance to the consumer and... View Article

Back to our roots

The Stone Federation delves into the history of using stonework and masonry within building structures. The crafts of stonework & masonry are some of the earliest trades in civilisations’ history and have always played a well-respected part within the natural... View Article

NHBC raises the standard for MVHR systems

NHBC is setting a new standard for Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems following recent research which raises issues about the performance of the technology. Analysis by the UK’s leading standard-setting body and warranty provider has found that the... View Article

The STA builds a future for structural timber

The Structural Timber Association (STA) has called on the UK housebuilding industry to increase timber construction to 30% of all new homes. The STA, a broadened version of the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA), launches today with a call to... View Article
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