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Builders’ merchant sales up nearly 5% in 2017

22 Feb 2018: Builders’ merchants report sales growth of 6.3% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to a year before, and a 4.8% rise for the whole year. more »

Tarmac faces more strike action

21 Feb 2018: The industrial dispute at Tarmac Building Products in Essex has escalated with further strike dates announced by the Unite union. more »

Timber frame maker heads for £100m turnover

21 Feb 2018: Building timber frames for house-builders has put Stewart Milne Timber Systems on course to hit its five-year targets. more »

Nuttall impressed by smart ear defenders

20 Feb 2018: Civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall has been trialling a new type of ear defenders that block out background noise but still allow workers to talk to each other. more »

Harmful gloves still reaching the market

20 Feb 2018: A leading PPE supplier is warning that carcinogenic safety gloves that irritate the skin are still being sold to UK construction workers. more »

Breedon hovers over Lagan Group

19 Feb 2018: Building materials group Breedon has confirmed that it is in talks to take over Northern Ireland’s Lagan Group. more »

Timber sector consolidation begins

16 Feb 2018: Thornbridge, a Scottish timber processing and distribution company, has merged with timber merchant North Yorkshire Timber. more »

Cladding sector remains in post-Grenfell confusion

15 Feb 2018: The cladding sector remains in confusion eight months after the Grenfell Tower fire and the risk of specification errors is worryingly high, according to one supplier. more »

Cement deliveries threatened by strike

15 Feb 2018: Delivery drivers working for Castle Cement are preparing to take strike action over a two-year pay deal offer described as ‘very unsatisfactory’ by their union. more »

Aggregate sales indicate official data on construction output is wrong

8 Feb 2018: Producers of construction mineral products saw no growth in sales in Great Britain in 2017. more »

CMA invites comments on Tarmac-Breedon asset swap

2 Feb 2018: The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is considering calling in an asset swap deal announced in December by Tarmac and Breedon. more »

Wade takes Alumasc from rain to drain

1 Feb 2018: Gutters and drainpipes producer Alumasc has taken over drains firm Wade International for £8.0m. more »

Catseye firm responds to Highways England’s loose way with words

31 Jan 2018: Highways England has received a rap on the knuckles for its apparent failure to respect intellectual property. more »

Quarry firms slam 'blinkered' infrastructure commission

26 Jan 2018: The government’s National Infrastructure Commission has been labelled ‘blinkered’ by building materials suppliers for failing to understand or recognise the role of the supply chain in the construction industry. more »

Cementitious coating passes 29-year test

26 Jan 2018: Flexcrete’s Cementitious Coating 851 has received the thumbs up from scientists at the Vinci Construction Technology Centre in Bedfordshire, who have confirmed that it provides an effective barrier to chlorides for at least 29 years. more »

Brick-laying robot reaches the UK

23 Jan 2018: A UK start-up company has secured exclusive distribution rights to the US-made SAM 100 brick laying robot. more »

Marshalls maintains momentum

10 Jan 2018: Paving and landscaping products supplier Marshalls grew its revenues by 8% in 2017 on the back of continued growth in new build housing. more »

Building products sector braced for slowdown

9 Jan 2018: Sales of construction products slowed in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a further slowdown is expected in 2018. more »

GRS takes over Walsh

8 Jan 2018: Aggregates supplier GRS Roadstone has taken over London-based S Walsh & Sons. more »

SigmaRoc snaps up Poundfield

13 Dec 2017: Construction materials group SigmaRoc has agreed a deal to acquire Poundfield Products for £10.25m. more »

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