H+H meeting clients needs with solid wall construction

A private four bedroom, custom built house has been constructed using H+H Celcon Blocks Standard Grade and Celcon Foundation Blocks with traditional mortar. The house in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, was built by Chris Page Building on the site of the... View Article

Gorilla Glue invests in £500,000 national marketing drive

The world’s toughest all purpose adhesive brand, Gorilla Glue, has embarked on its first national marketing campaign with a £500,000 investment supporting the brand’s rapid UK growth. Already the number one polyurethane adhesive in the UK, sales of Gorilla Glue... View Article

UGIBRIGHT® stainless steel for Liverpool NHS Health Centre

£12million new build using stainless steel facades throughout. The £12M South Liverpool Health Centre with Aperam UGIBRIGHT® stainless steel facades provides a contemporary landmark. Designed by Manchester architects MBLA the building achieved a BREEAM Healthcare ‘Excellent’ rating. The lightweight 0.5mm... View Article

VEKA gets an A+ (or three) from the BFRC

VEKA has updated its WER calculators to reflect the new BFRC SEL A+ scheme. The BFRC is now accepting applications for the new ‘A+’ band, which applies to windows only. Any BFRC ‘A’ rated product which achieves a rating index... View Article

Calthorpe Estates reveals village centre vision

As part of its vision for enhancing Edgbaston, Calthorpe Estates has developed a masterplan on how future leisure and retail could be developed to create a high quality urban village within a mile of Birmingham city centre. The area will... View Article

Construction adds to UK economic growth

Today’s GDP figures, published by ONS, highlight that the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the third quarter of 2013 and construction grew 2.5% over the same period. Commenting on these figures, Noble Francis, Economics Director at the Construction Products... View Article

10×10 Drawing the City London artwork

World-renowned artists, architects and designers have taken part in the 10×10 Drawing the City London, helping to raise funds for the UK’s leading architectural and construction aid charity, Article 25. A section of London was divided into a 10×10 grid... View Article

BAM to redevelop Somerset school

BAM Construction is to create new buildings for Penrose School in Somerset, working in collaboration with Penrose School, Somerset County Council and Futures for Somerset. The contractor will demolish the existing single-storey school buildings in Bridgwater and replace them with... View Article

UK new home growth continues to soar in 2013

Latest figures from NHBC detailing new home volumes across the UK have revealed a 19% increase in the number of new homes registered in Q3 compared to the same period in 2012. In total 33,573 new homes were registered between... View Article

2013 Young Builder of the Year winners announced

Youthbuild UK has announced that Kimberley Beagan of Novus Solutions, Glasgow is the 2013 Young Builder of the Year and the first-ever Scottish winner of the annual award. The UK-wide awards, now in their fourteenth year, celebrate the achievements of... View Article

Developers welcome further Community Infrastructure Levy reform

The property industry has welcomed further changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) after raising concerns with Government that the development tax risked becoming unworkable and would frustrate economic growth. The Department for Communities and Local Government announced today that... View Article