Notts construction firm backs National Apprenticeship Week

Family-owned construction firm, Robert Woodhead Limited, was out and about during National Apprenticeship Week promoting the benefits of working in the construction industry. The Nottinghamshire company is committed to encouraging young people to pursue a career in construction, as well... View Article

GGF President’s reception a great success

Over 60 guests attended the GGF President’s Reception on the 27 February at the GGF Offices to welcome Brian Baker of Glassolutions Saint-Gobain as the 21st President of the Glass and Glazing Federation. GGF Members, Staff, Suppliers and Members of... View Article

Tender prices expected to rise as optimism returns

Tender prices fell by 0.8% in Q3 2013 compared with Q2 2013, but rose by 6.3% compared with the same quarter in 2012, according to the UK construction Tender Price Index compiled by RICS’ Building Cost Information Service (BCIS). However,... View Article

Knowing your boundaries when repairing the damage

The recent high winds have caused fences and even walls to collapse in the last few weeks and many trees now need management after being damaged, but property owners should be careful when rebuilding so they do not end up... View Article

Manufacturers launch collective effort to address UK flooding

The Plastic Pipes Group (PPG), which represents the UK’s leading manufacturers of plastic piping, drainage and water management systems, have written to Government Agencies tasked with managing the country’s flooding issues to lend their expertise. Acknowledging the multi-agency effort required... View Article

Contour Showers is sole supply partner to HC-One

When HC-One approached Contour Showers over the sole supply of bathroom showering equipment and fittings to them, we embraced the opportunity to work with the third largest care provider in the UK. With over 200 care homes offering specialist care... View Article

Kidde professional business manager retires

Kidde – the world’s leading smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarm manufacturer – has announced the retirement of Gerald Jones, Business Manager for Professional and Fire Brigade Channels in the UK and Ireland. A chartered marketer, Gerald’s career was largely... View Article

Chilli Banana goes hot for new low energy kitchen

When Chilli Banana relocated their Thai restaurant to the centre of Wilmslow, Steve and Mai appointed Dawnvale to refurbish the entire ground and first floor premises. A key factor to this project was that low energy had to be the... View Article

Pringle Brandon Perkins +Will tops interior architect rankings

Pringle Brandon Perkins +Will tops interior architect rankings London-based multi-disciplinary architectural practice, Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will, has secured first place in the annual Interior Architect Rankings for London, for the third time in a row. Compiled by Metropolis Property Research, the... View Article

Mixing it up with Vince Cable and The VEKA UK Group

The VEKA UK Group was delighted to welcome Vince Cable back to the company’s Burnley HQ to officially open the system supplier’s impressive, new mixing plant. The Business Secretary enjoyed a tour of the Farrington Road site with the UK... View Article

Vortice breaks new boundaries

European ventilation market leader Vortice, whose UK office is in Burton on Trent, is expanding further into South American markets. The company, whose global turnover is in excess of Euros 80,000,000, has long been active in Russia, the Far East,... View Article