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Astley goes from Gentoo to Entu

27 Mar 2015: Building products group Entu has taken over Astley Facades and its subsidiaries from Gentoo Group for £200,000. more »

Sika buys Australian mortar business

27 Mar 2015: Sika is to acquire Construction Technologies Australia (CTA), which supplies tile adhesives and associated mortar products in Australia. more »

Brick prices rise 13.5%

23 Mar 2015: The price of bricks went up by 13.5% last year, according to one leading producer. more »

Flashing vest warns of oncoming train

23 Mar 2015: A software developer has come up with a high visibility vest for rail workers with LED lights that flash when a train is coming. more »

Holcim backs away from Lafarge merger

17 Mar 2015: Holcim’s board has written to Lafarge saying that it has decided against pursuing the proposed merger deal under the terms agreed in July. more »

Self-compacting concrete speeds Lovell's barracks scheme

16 Mar 2015: The use of self-compacting concrete has significantly accelerated the construction of houses for the Ministry of Defence. more »

High-tech paint speeds floor coating

16 Mar 2015: Coatings manufacturer Watco has developed a new polyaspartic floor paint that it says cuts job time by two-thirds. more »

Marshalls has plans for intelligent bins and talking bollards

6 Mar 2015: Block paving producer Marshalls is spending some of the £20m it has accrued in its bank account on developing intelligent street furniture. more »

Breedon doubles its profits

3 Mar 2015: Acquisitions and improving market conditions helped Breedon Aggregates to 20% sales growth in 2014 and doubled profits. more »

BRE and UL agree mutual recognition

25 Feb 2015: The Building Research Establishment (BRE) and US-based certification body UL Environment have agreed to recognise each other’s environmental product declarations more »

Freshfield Lane brickworks capacity expanded by 20%

23 Feb 2015: Michelmersh Brick has increased production capacity of its Freshfield Lane brickworks in West Sussex by 20% to 36 million bricks per year. more »

Tools: Mirka’s new sander

19 Feb 2015: Abrasives specialist Mirka has launched a new lightweight 110v sander. more »

Bespoke concrete troughs for National Grid sites

17 Feb 2015: Poundfield Products, an Ipswich-based manufacturer of concrete retaining wall and related products, has supplied close to 1,000 bespoke concrete troughs to Alpha Construction. more »

A phoenix from the ashes

17 Feb 2015: As the supply of fresh fly ash gradually dries up, suppliers and consumers are exploring ways of exploiting historic stockpiles. David Taylor reports more »

Dutch courage

17 Feb 2015: Although a big noise in its native Netherlands, precast manufacturer Kijlstra is virtually unknown in the UK. But now that it has a factory over here, that might be about to change. David Taylor reports more »

BAM introduces Xbloc armour to India

12 Feb 2015: BAM’s Xbloc breakwater armour units are to be used on the Mundra LNG project in India. more »

Concern mounts over sub-standard PPE

11 Feb 2015: Construction workers across the country could be wearing hard hats and safety equipment that is not up to the job. more »

Saint-Gobain sells UK pipes business

10 Feb 2015: French building materials giant has sold its UK pipes and valves distribution business, Ashworth, to a private investment firm more »

Building product manufacturers see sales rise and fuel costs fall

9 Feb 2015: The Construction Products Association’s latest state of trade survey indicates that manufacturers of construction products ended 2014 with continued growth in sales. more »

New British Standard for fixing roofing tiles coming into force

6 Feb 2015: There are important changes coming up next month for roofers. more »

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