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Breedon profits rise strongly despite Hope impacting on margins

20 Jul 2017: Integration of the Hope Construction Materials business has resulted in Breedon Group doubling its revenues, leading to a 50% rise in half-year profits. more »

FM Conway expands materials offering

14 Jul 2017: Highways contractor FM Conway has begun producing its own polymer modified bitumen. more »

Worker credentials embedded in helmet QR code

12 Jul 2017: Construction workers with a Croydon civil engineering contractor now have a QR code printed on their hard hats that contains their qualifications and credentials. more »

CET opens Colnbrook testing lab

12 Jul 2017: Construction materials testing specialist CET has opened a new testing laboratory near Heathrow, its sixth lab around the UK. more »

Michelmersh wins Battersea brick deal

10 Jul 2017: Michelmersh Brick Holdings has been chosen to supply 440,000 purpose-made, wire-cut bricks to the Battersea Power Station project in London. more »

Product manufacturers report confidence ebbing away

10 Jul 2017: Construction product manufacturers once again saw growth during the spring, but gloominess is starting to spread. more »

AkzoNobel buys out Flexcrete

7 Jul 2017: UK concrete repair and protection manufacturer Flexcrete Technologies Ltd has been taken over by global paints and chemicals giant AkzoNobel. more »

Kijlstra widens culvert range

29 Jun 2017: Civil engineering contractors can now get a wider range of precast concrete culverts after precast specialist Kijlstra invested in new moulds at its UK factory in Somerset. more »

Swedish JV targets fossil-free steel production

28 Jun 2017: A trio of Swedish companies has formed a joint venture to target the production of steel without the use of fossil fuels. more »

L&G’s first housing pod revealed

28 Jun 2017: Richmond Housing Partnership has developed a modular housing prototype, designed by architect Wimshurst Pelleriti and produced in Legal & General's new factory in Yorkshire. more »

Grenfell cladding taken off the market for tower blocks

27 Jun 2017: The US manufacturer of the cladding panels used to refurbish Grenfell Tower has said that it will no longer make the product available for high-rise buildings. more »

Michelmersh takes over Carlton Brick

26 Jun 2017: Stock-market listed brickmaker Michelmersh has bought out Barnsley-based Carlton Main Brickworks for £31.2m. more »

Flexcrete’s new crack-bridging filler

26 Jun 2017: Mortar and coatings manufacturer Flexcrete Technologies Limited has a new elastomeric, intermediate crack-bridging filler and coating for use on concrete structures and buildings where enhanced cracking-bridging properties are required. more »

Causeway attracts private equity backing

23 Jun 2017: Construction software producer Causeway has secured private equity backing and refinanced. more »

NBS launches Online Viewer

21 Jun 2017: NBS, provider of building product information services, has launched a new online tool for viewing project plans. more »

All ACM cladding to undergo tests

20 Jun 2017: The government has directed local authorities and social housing landlords to run tests on any cladding on their tower blocks that has a composite core. more »

Irish GGBS to land in Sheerness

20 Jun 2017: Ecocem Ireland has opened a second bulk import terminal on the UK mainland, at Sheerness in the Port of Medway. more »

Timber frame systems join BIM Store

20 Jun 2017: The UK’s first timber frame building information modelling (BIM) library has been opened by Stewart Milne Timber Systems after 12 months of development work. more »

NBS seeks manufacturers’ views on BIM

14 Jun 2017: Construction product manufacturers are being urged to share their views of building information modelling (BIM) in an industry-wide survey. more »

Expansion in Birmingham for insulation supplier

9 Jun 2017: Encon Insulation’s Birmingham branch has moved to new premises with twice the space of before. more »

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