Construction to boost UK economic growth

The Construction Products Association is anticipating growth of 19.0% for the £111billion construction industry by 2017. This is an upward revision from the summer, reflecting an increase in activity, which will boost UK GDP by an additional £20billion. Noble Francis,... View Article

Dominvs Hospitality submits plans for historic Manchester site

Dominvs Hospitality, the Hospitality arm of the Dominvs Group, announced today their submission for planning at their ex-Employment Exchange site in Manchester City Centre. The acquisition and development forms part of the Groups planned expansion of strategically located branded hotels... View Article

Clugston starts work on new energy recovery facility in Leeds

Clugston Construction, part of the Clugston Group of companies, has started work on a new energy recovery facility in Leeds, following a recent ground breaking ceremony. Once operational in 2016, the facility for Veolia Environmental Services, will process up to... View Article

Draw daylight indoors with Xtralite’s adaptable light pipes

Divert daylight into rooms lacking natural light with the new flexible DDS Light Pipe range from Xtralite Rooflights, the UK’s largest rooflight manufacturer. The low maintenance environmentally friendly pipes act as a conduit between internal ceilings and external roofs and... View Article

Farmer Judi James is the 2013 UK Worker of the Year

Judi James, a farmer from Littlebredy in Dorchester, has been crowned UK Worker of the Year for 2013, in the competition sponsored by Dickies and Suzuki GB to recognise and reward the excellence in the British workforce. In the gala... View Article

Expert advice: Basement design and construction

By Mark Jones, head of house-building Standards at NHBC. In recent times, basements have become a relevant and attractive addition to many houses, but as new claims figures and experience show basement claims by their very nature are difficult to... View Article

Benefits of new flooring solutions for housing

With many new residential flooring types available, John Hardaker, sales & marketing manager, Gerflor Residential Floorings, urges housebuilders to find out more about the benefits they offer. He also recommends involving a flooring expert at an early stage of a... View Article

Fire in cavity walls: Regulations and solutions

When it comes to designing a building, cavity fire barriers may not be first on the agenda, but their importance was once again reiterated in a recent report from the National House Building Council (NHBC) Foundation. The document, Fire in... View Article

STYROFOAM and XENERGY BIM objects launched

Dow Building Solutions has made its core range of STYROFOAM-A and XENERGY thermal insulation products available as Building Information Modelling (BIM) objects through the National Building Specification (NBS) National BIM library. The new BIM objects – which include ROOFMATE, FLOORMATE,... View Article