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Cable logging data moves to the cloud

19 Sep 2017: Radiodetection, a Bristol-based manufacturer of products to detect buried utilities, has added new functionality to its CAT4 cable avoidance tools. more »

Solution to micro-fibre concrete topping ban

15 Sep 2017: Jablite has launched a new version of its All-in-One Thermal Floor System that is BBA-certified for use as a load-bearing beam and block floor. more »

British construction products firm to build US factory

7 Sep 2017: Staffordshire-based Don Construction Products (DCP) is to invest US$6.2m (£4.75m) building its first US manufacturing operations. more »

Stone wool insulation passes cladding fire tests

29 Aug 2017: The Building Research Establishment has completed the seventh and last of its large-scale fire safety tests that were commissioned by the government in the wake of June’s Grenfell Tower blaze. more »

Cementitious coating protects McAlpine piles

29 Aug 2017: Cement-based technology has been used to provide anti-corrosion protection to steel at a new materials handling facility under construction at Lynemouth Power Station in Northumberland. more »

Big claims made for new blacktop

25 Aug 2017: Aggregate Industries has developed a new surface course for highways that it claims could speed up road surfacing by more than 40%. more »

Phenolic foam insulation fails cladding fire safety tests

22 Aug 2017: Aluminium composite material cladding with a fire retardant polyethylene filler and phenolic foam insulation has been confirmed as not meeting current Building Regulations. more »

Brick demand returns to 2007 levels

22 Aug 2017: Brick sales are running at their highest levels for 10 years, prompting a warning to builders to be sure to plan their deliveries. more »

Skanska FM trials data gathering tech

21 Aug 2017: Skanska is adopting the use of smart technology in its facilities management operations. more »

McGee and Brett team up for recycling

15 Aug 2017: Demolition contractor McGee and materials firm Brett Aggregates have joined forces to develop a demolition recycling centre in West London. more »

BRE finds a cladding system that is safe

14 Aug 2017: Government-commissioned tests of cladding systems have finally found one that passes fire safety standards. more »

Insulation innovation in offsite construction

14 Aug 2017: Knauf Insulation has launched what it says is the UK’s first automated system for the installation of blown glass mineral wool during offsite manufacturing. more »

Single materials supplier for £1.5bn A14 project

14 Aug 2017: Building products outlet Keyline has beaten off competition from merchanting rivals to secure a £15m contract to supply the Highways England’s A14 contractors. more »

Lafarge to use water treatment residuals in cement

9 Aug 2017: Lafarge Canada has come up with a way of using the waste minerals and chemicals removed during drinking water filtration. more »

App for selecting concrete bridge beams

4 Aug 2017: Nottinghamshire’s ABM Precast has developed an app that helps designers and estimators select pre-stressed concrete bridge beams. more »

Construction materials prices up 4.7%

3 Aug 2017: The ‘All Work’ construction material price index increased by 4.7% in June 2017 compared to June 2016. more »

Materials trade deficit hits £2.5bn in the first quarter

3 Aug 2017: Britain’s trade deficit in building products and materials widened by 7.4% in the first quarter of 2017 to reach £2,498m. more »

SIG sells plastics and windows businesses

2 Aug 2017: Blackburn-based General All-Purpose Plastics Ltd has bought SIG Building Plastics and SIG Windows from SIG UK Exteriors. more »

Forterra grows 11%

1 Aug 2017: Brick and block producer Forterra, formerly Hanson Building Products, has reported 11% growth in revenues for the first half of 2017 on the back of growth in the house-building sector. more »

Bolt-on acquisition for Breedon

1 Aug 2017: Breedon has taken over Humberside Aggregates Ltd for £9m. more »

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