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  • Insulation product lines suspended


    Celotex has suspended sales of five polyisocyanurate rigid foam boards after one of the key lines failed to achieve a Class 1 fire rating.  Saint-Gobain group, who own the products, have temporarily suspended the supply of some of its 5000 range in light of these recent test results.  These products are design to be used...
  • Balfour tops contracts league table after HS2 awards


    Balfour Beatty has risen to the top of the contracts league in August due to their HS2 phase one contract.  They haven’t been in pole position since April 2016. Vinci, a fellow joint venture contractor, came in second place and not far behind is Kier, Costain and Skanska – all firms involved on the...
  • London Mayor urged to promote offsite construction boom


    In a bid to solve London’s housing crisis, the London Mayor - Sadiq Khan - is being urged to promote an offsite construction boom and encourage more modular housing. A standard design code for offsite manufacturing is being encouraged, as is the designation of public land and faster planning in a bid to solve...
  • Great Western electrification deal awarded to Balfour Beatty


    Network Rail have awarded Balfour Beatty the contract to electrify a 40-mile train route as part of the Great Western Mainline upgrade. The work, which will start this month, will cover the last phase of the mainline electrification between Cardiff and Bristol Parkway.  The contractors will be using the latest technology and innovation in...
  • Custom Printed Clothing For Your Business


    In an age where you can find exactly what you need at the click of a button, a company’s brand and identification have never been so important. A strong brand name and unique logo helps customers to remember your business, building loyalty and creating the opportunity to upsell on the good name you have created. ...
  • Virtual reality systems to be implemented across construction sites


    Virtual reality systems that were developed on Crossrail by Laing O’Rourke, are set to be implemented across constructions sites with the intention that they cut costs by up to 25%.  The system will provide the industry with both augmented and virtual reality to improve the construction process at every stage. Visualisation specialist Soluis, is...
  • Lakeside extension contractor confirmed


    McLaren Construction have been appointed to build a 175,000 sq ft leisure extension at Lakeside that will host Nickelodeon’s first UK shopping centre attraction. The £73 million scheme will open in 2018 with the first phase of construction stating this month.  It will be anchored by a Nickelodeon-themed family entertainment centre as well as one...
  • Miller Homes bought out by Private Equity Group for £655m


    Bridgepoint, a private equity group, has bought Miller Homes in a deal worth £655m.  Miller Homes, who are the largest privately-owned housebuilder in the UK, operate from three regional divisions in the Midlands & South, the North and Scotland. In 2016, Miller Homes built 2,380 homes and have reported a 13% increase in revenue...
  • Planning Permission secured for major London City student scheme


    Urbanest, the student accommodation specialist, has secured planning permission for a mixed-use development in the heart of the City of London. The scheme in EC3 which is valued around £200m, looks to create 643 new student homes alongside affordable offices and innovation space for King’s College London. In partnership with the Museum of...
  • Profit boost at Morgan Sindall


    Unlike their major competitors, Morgan Sindall seems to have buckled the trend with some positive trading results. The news is a welcome relief for the construction sector. Strong trading during the first half has been driven by margin and profit growth in Fit Out and margin improvement in Construction and Infrastructure. The first half...

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