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Leeds geotextile manufacturer expands into Saudi

15 Nov 2013: A specialist geotextile manufacturer is set to expand into new markets across the Middle East after securing a long-term partnership deal with a Saudi Arabian business. more »

Lafarge Tarmac to take over Tarmac Building Products

14 Nov 2013: Anglo American has agreed a deal to sell Tarmac Building Products to Lafarge Tarmac, its joint venture construction materials business. more »

Knauf makes plea to prime minister to sort out green levies

11 Nov 2013: Britain’s biggest insulation manufacturer is seeing rolls and rolls of material becoming stock-piled in its factory yard when it should be lining the nation’s houses. more »

UK rise leads Kingspan's sales growth

11 Nov 2013: Building products producer Kingspan has seen its sales revenue rise 13% in the first nine months of 2013. more »

Pilkington shuts architectural float glass line

8 Nov 2013: Construction’s upturn appears to be too soft and too late to rescue Britain’s manufacturing sector. more »

Construction products sector warns on energy taxes

8 Nov 2013: Carbon taxes are threatening the competitiveness of UK manufacturing, the Construction Products Association (CPA) has warned. more »

Construction materials trade gap widens as deliveries increase

7 Nov 2013: Britain’s construction recovery is leading to a widening trade deficit in building products and materials. more »

HardieFloor follows HardieBacker to UK

1 Nov 2013: James Hardie, the Australian fibre cement building materials manufacturer that makes HardieBacker, has launched a new structural flooring system called HardieFloor. more »

No rise in construction steel demand means job losses at Tata

30 Oct 2013: A decline in demand for constructional steelwork has prompted Tata Steel to lay off 500 people in its Long Products business. more »

Aggregate sales up 10%

30 Oct 2013: Sales of aggregates, asphalt and ready-mixed concrete continued to grow strongly in the third quarter of 2013. more »

Secondary aggregate plant opens at Drax

29 Oct 2013: Specialist lightweight aggregate producer Lytag has opened a new manufacturing facility within the grounds of Drax power station in North Yorkshire. more »

Vibrating hard hats protect Carillion roadworkers

25 Oct 2013: Carillion is going the extra mile to protect its workers on the A23 Handcross to Warninglid road widening project. more »

Insulated retractable tagline

24 Oct 2013: The manufacturer of a retractable tagline has added a new variant with a built-in insulating block to protect the user from electric shocks in the event of contact with power cables. more »

Quarry firms push for aggregates levy axe

21 Oct 2013: The aggregates levy could be on the verge of being scrapped, following a European ruling. more »

Pro-Teq trials glow-in-the-dark surfacing

18 Oct 2013: Pro-Teq is carrying out trials of a surfacing system that absorbs energy from ambient light during the day, then releases this energy at night allowing the particles to glow. more »

Cement sector gets water-saving tool

17 Oct 2013: CH2M Hill has worked on the development of a new global water tool (GWT) launched last week to help cement companies use water in a more sustainable way. more »

Bovis to develop brick factory site

17 Oct 2013: Bovis Homes has completed a deal to buy an old brick factory site from Michelmersh Brick in Telford, Shropshire. more »

Fatalities prompt quarry owners to call safety summit

10 Oct 2013: Mounting concern over public safety at disused quarries has prompted site owners to call a summit meeting. more »

Nicholls & Clarke takes over Colchester Tile

9 Oct 2013: Tile company Nicholls & Clarke has acquired Essex builders merchant Colchester Tile Supplies. more »

Lafarge deal aims to reduce emissions from precasting

9 Oct 2013: Lafarge has signed a partnership agreement with a US start-up to industrialise a technology that could reduce the environmental footprint of precast concrete. more »

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