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Olympic boost aids precast firm’s expansion

Olympic boost aids precast firm’s expansion

21/12/2012: Telford-based Elite Precast Concrete is expanding its facilities after seeing its sales double in 2012. more »

Stanley Black & Decker acquires Powers Fasteners

Stanley Black & Decker acquires Powers Fasteners

17/12/2012: Tools company Stanley Black & Decker has completed the acquisition of Powers Fasteners, a supplier of concrete and masonry anchors and forced entry fasteners. more »

Knauf Insulation produces new Polyfoam thicknesses

14/12/2012: In response to the demand for increased levels of thermal performance, Knauf Insulation has enhanced its extruded polystyrene insulation; Polyfoam ECO range, to provide thicknesses of up to 240mm from just one layer " providing significant labour and cost savings for contractors. more »

The PPE vending machine

The PPE vending machine

12/12/2012: The people that provided chocolate bar vending machines to the Olympic construction sites are now supplying contractors with machines that dispense personal protection equipment (PPE). more »

Cumbernauld outlet for FEB products

Cumbernauld outlet for FEB products

12/12/2012: A new distribution business for the construction industry has opened its first Scottish office in Cumbernauld. more »

BRE takes over running BIM campaign

BRE takes over running BIM campaign

10/12/2012: From 1 January 2013 BRE will take over the running of BuildingSMART UK, a campaign to promote the take-up of building information modelling (BIM). more »

Expansion for precast specialist

Expansion for precast specialist

10/12/2012: Derbyshire-based bespoke precast concrete specialist Evans Concrete has entered the hard landscaping market by taking over cast stonework company Blanc de Bierges. more »

Alutec gets patent for Jurajoint

Alutec gets patent for Jurajoint

06/12/2012: Alutec has received patent approval for its JuraJoint jointing system, designed to simplify the process of connecting aluminium gutter systems. more »

Timber products firms invited to share in £21m framework

Timber products firms invited to share in £21m framework

03/12/2012: Public sector specialist procurement consortium LHC is looking to produce a slate of pre-qualified suppliers of timber windows and doors. more »

Cement industry reports continued environmental improvement

Cement industry reports continued environmental improvement

30/11/2012: The UK cement industry reduced its emissions of carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, and dust in 2011 according to the industry’s own audit. more »

Portakabin adds low-energy units

Portakabin adds low-energy units

29/11/2012: Portakabin’s new Energy-Saver range of modular buildings has been designed to reduce energy usage by more than 60%, the company says. more »

Bradfords takes over two Burdens branches

Bradfords takes over two Burdens branches

27/11/2012: The break-up of builders’ merchant Burdens continues with the acquisition of two of its depots by the Bradfords Group. more »

Frenchman to lead Tarmac/Lafarge joint venture

Frenchman to lead Tarmac/Lafarge joint venture

26/11/2012: The building materials joint venture being set up in the UK between Lafarge of France and Anglo American’s Tarmac division will be headed by Cyrille Ragoucy of Lafarge as CEO. more »

US study finds health risk in building insulation

US study finds health risk in building insulation

26/11/2012: Researchers in the USA are calling for a change to US building codes, following a study showing that the mandatory flame retardants routinely added to foam insulation are harmful to health and the environment. more »

Extra protection for composite panels

Extra protection for composite panels

22/11/2012: A new fire protection system from Promat UK has been designed to meet a growing market demand and help dispel confusion surrounding the subject of foam-filled composite panels. more »

Mittal buys Lafarge/Tarmac assets

Mittal buys Lafarge/Tarmac assets

16/11/2012: Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal is getting into the cement and concrete business through the £285m acquisition of Anglo American and Lafarge assets. more »

Echo Barrier lands its first Middle East contracts

Echo Barrier lands its first Middle East contracts

14/11/2012: Echo Barrier signed 45 deals for its noise control barriers when it exhibited last week at the Big 5 international building and construction show in Dubai. more »

Welsh government promotes timber construction

Welsh government promotes timber construction

14/11/2012: The timber construction industry will be showcased at a Welsh government-supported event at Swansea's Liberty Stadium next week. more »

Travis Perkins boss chairs CPA

Travis Perkins boss chairs CPA

08/11/2012: Travis Perkins chief executive Geoff Cooper has been appointed chairman of the Construction Products Association. more »

PICS to develop contractors' database for materials sector

PICS to develop contractors' database for materials sector

08/11/2012: Both the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and member company Cemex UK are working with contractor prequalification company PICS to set up a database of prequalified contractors. more »

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