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Michelmersh profits soar despite drop in volume

21 Mar 2016: Michelmersh Brick Holdings sold fewer bricks last year but, thanks to price rises and production efficiencies, it managed to increase its profits. more »

Marshalls hovers over acquisition targets

11 Mar 2016: Marshalls, the paving blocks and slabs company, has revealed that it is in takeover talks with several target companies. more »

New mixing plant for Maidstone quarry

11 Mar 2016: Kent based Gallagher Group has bought a new Rapidmix 400CW mobile continuous mixing plant. more »

Ibstock buoyant thanks to strong brick demand

10 Mar 2016: Brick maker Ibstock has reported healthy pre-tax profits in its first financial results announcement since its October 2015 stock market listing. more »

Breedon hits targets with profits growth

9 Mar 2016: Building materials firm Breedon Aggregates saw its group revenue increase by 18% in 2015 to reach £318.5m on the back of a continuing recovery of UK construction. more »

SIG buys SAS distribution arm

9 Mar 2016: SAS International, manufacturer of ceiling and partitioning, has sold its distribution subsidiary, SAS Direct & Partitioning, to SIG. more »

FM Conway targets house-builders with screed

9 Mar 2016: Infrastructure services company FM Conway is expanding its materials portfolio to include flooring screeds for house-builders across London and the southeast. more »

CMA brings concrete pipe cartel charges

7 Mar 2016: Former Stanton Bonna chief executive Barry Kenneth Cooper has appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court to face charges of market rigging. more »

Market grows for Portakabin reuse

4 Mar 2016: Foremans Relocatable Building Systems has invested £1.5m in new stock to meet growing demand for refurbished Portakabin buildings. more »

Rebar body joins scheme for responsible sourcing

3 Mar 2016: The UK’s Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels (CARES) has joined BRE’s scheme for responsible sourcing. more »

Kawneer lands Sunesis supply deal

26 Feb 2016: Architectural aluminium systems supplier Kawneer has secured a contract to supply glazing systems to Sunesis, the school-building joint venture between Willmott Dixon and local authority-owned Scape Group. more »

Serbian flies in to head Sika UK

22 Feb 2016: Building product manufacturer Sika has appointed Dragan Maksimović as general manager of its UK operations. more »

Buildings could be constructed by swarms of flying robots

18 Feb 2016: Scientists and engineers are collaborating on a project to develop flying robots that can make buildings in remote areas using 3D printing technology. more »

New guide for deep foundation concrete

18 Feb 2016: Foundations contractors on both sides of the Atlantic have joined forces to produce new best practice guidance on using the tremie method of piping concrete. more »

Fermacell ramps up production

17 Feb 2016: Building board manufacturer Fermacell is increasing its production capacity, in part to meet unprecedented demand from the UK. more »

Declining aggregate reserves still causing concern

12 Feb 2016: Aggregate reserves continue to be consumed quicker than new quarrying capacity is being permitted, the quarrying industry warns. more »

Facial recognition technology ‘saves Dunne £3,000 a week’

11 Feb 2016: Contractor Dunne Group estimates that it is saving £150,000 a year in wrongly paid wages after installing facial recognition technology on its construction sites. more »

Hope plans bagged cement launch

11 Feb 2016: Despite being on the verge of being taken over, Hope Construction Materials continues to invest in expanding and strengthening a brand with an uncertain future. more »

Brick shortage officially over

10 Feb 2016: Brick production in 2015 reached its highest level since 2007, according to the latest statistics from the Department of Innovation & Skills (BIS). more »

Sika’s fast-set screed

9 Feb 2016: Materials firm Sika has a new screed system that it says makes it easier and quicker to finish floors. more »

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