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UK cement market shake-up remains on course

17 Dec 2014: European Commission Clearance of the merger of global cement giants Holcim and Lafarge, reported yesterday, paves the way for the emergence of a fifth independent cement producer in the UK. more »

Thatchers make comeback to provide new take on modern methods of construction

17 Dec 2014: A project in Norwich could pave the way for the revival of a traditional craft for modern construction. more »

CRH sells brickmaker Ibstock

15 Dec 2014: Irish building materials group CRH has agreed the sale of its UK clay and concrete businesses and its clay business in the USA to private equity firm Bain Capital for £414m. more »

Dutch materials producer moves to UK production

3 Dec 2014: Specialist drainage systems manufacturer Kijlstra is opening a UK production facility for precast offsite drainage products. more »

Researchers explore the potential for using fly ash in concrete

1 Dec 2014: The UK Quality Ash Association is sponsoring research into the recovery and use of stockpile fly ash for construction materials. more »

Bat-friendly roof slates

28 Nov 2014: A new roofing slate has come to market that is specially designed with a ventilation slat to help protect bats and their roosts. more »

BRE investigates ethical sourcing

28 Nov 2014: Building materials firms have commissioned research to ensure that they do not fall into the same trap that a recent pro-feminism campaign found itself in. more »

Boris brick sells for £600

25 Nov 2014: The price of building materials is on the rise but £600 for a single clay brick might be a new record high. more »

Arco buys height safety specialist

25 Nov 2014: PPE supplier Arco has expanded its training and consultancy division with the acquisition of height safety specialist Total Access (UK). more »

New laser tool for interior wall layout

5 Nov 2014: Trimble has launched a new laser tool to help drywall and interior contractors to lay out points. more »

Collaboration app offered for free

5 Nov 2014: A system for sharing construction documents on mobile phones has been developed by a British surveyor working in Denmark. more »

Derbyshire door manufacturer wins £1.5m Louvre Abu Dhabi contract

5 Nov 2014: Alfreton-based Gilgen Door Systems has won a £1.5m contract to supply doors and security shutters for the new Louvre Museum under construction in Abu Dhabi, UAE. more »

Semi-automatic stapler aimed at timber frame sector

5 Nov 2014: Nail gun manufacturer BeA has brought out a new semi-automatic stapler, developed specifically for the timber frame and off-site construction industries. more »

Marshalls sales up 18%

5 Nov 2014: Paving stone producer Marshalls plc is set to beat market expectations this year, having seen an 18% rise in revenues so far. more »

Strong Q3 rise for aggregates sales

4 Nov 2014: There was a strong rise in sales of aggregate materials in the third quarter of 2014, indicating continuing growth in construction activity. more »

Breedon completes Barr Quarries deal

3 Nov 2014: With due diligence and staff consultation complete, Breedon Aggregates today takes ownership of Barr Quarries Limited. more »

Bison lands flooring deal for Selly Oak school

27 Oct 2014: Bison Manufacturing has won a contract from Willmott Dixon to supply hollowcore flooring for the construction of the new University of Birmingham School. more »

Wood on Top

27 Oct 2014: Clugston Construction has erected what is believed to be the UK’s largest timber frame to date. David Taylor reports more »

Smart Safety

27 Oct 2014: Forget “selfies” - now you can take “safies”. David Taylor reports more »

Certification for Marshalls' sourcing

27 Oct 2014: Paving and masonry products firm Marshalls has become the first company in the materials sector to secure BRE Global’s BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing certification. more »

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