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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

BIM Academy to support Hong Kong construction professionals

BIM Academy has joined forces with Hong Kong University to deliver an initiative to give industry clients in Hong Kong a greater understanding of best practice in Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation and project management. In August, BIM Academy begins... View Article

New policy adviser joins House Builders Association

The House Builders Association (HBA), a division of the National Federation of Builders (NFB), welcomed its new Strategic Policy Adviser James Hulme. James replaces Roger Humber who is retiring after many years of service to the housebuilding industry, and in... View Article

Affordable housing programme unveiled in Wandsworth

Close to 1,000 affordable homes are in line to be built in the borough over the next five years, as the council looks to secure more housing opportunities for residents. Wandsworth has also announced that it hopes to directly support... View Article

PPG’s support gives local landmark a bright future

Global paint manufacturer PPG Architectural Coatings has recently given a local landmark to its Birstall site, Oakwell Hall, a much needed boost in the form of a significant cash donation. The presentation at Oakwell Hall saw PPG’s general manager for... View Article

Everyone’s getting into it – the new Salice UK website

pioneers in the development and production of market leading furniture fittings, have recently launched their impressive new website at www.saliceuk.co.uk The new site has been specifically designed to enable architects, specifiers and distributors easy and rapid navigation to a library... View Article

Ceram welcomes Skamol A/S as a technology partner

Ceram, the international materials technology company, is pleased to announce that Skamol A/S has become an Industry Associate Technology Partner. Skamol A/S develops, manufactures and markets thermal insulating materials for heat-intensive industries and passive fire protection. As an Industry Associate,... View Article
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