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Lafarge Tarmac says watchdog's cement proposals are flawed

09/10/2013: Leading producers have criticised the Competition Commission’s proposals to intervene in the cement industry. more »

Competition Commission sets out plans for cement market reform

08/10/2013: The Competition Commission is stepping in to create more competition in the cement market and opening the way for a new independent producer. more »

New screed for rough floors

27/09/2013: Flexcrete Technologies has launched a new rapid curing, self-levelling cementitious mortar for rough and uneven concrete floors. more »

Brick chooser app

27/09/2013: The UK’s largest brickmaker has developed a iPad and iPhone app for customers to match and select bricks. more »

OFT refers Breedon's Scottish deal to the Competition Commission

25/09/2013: The Office of Fair Trading has referred the completed acquisition by Breedon Aggregates of certain assets of Aggregate Industries to the Competition Commission. more »

Cemex resumes Woodbridge production

24/09/2013: The recent upturn in construction activity across central England has promtpoed materials giant Cemex to resume production of readymix concrete at its Woodbridge plant just outside Ipswich. more »

Lignacite sees sales soar

16/09/2013: Masonry products manufacturer Lignacite has notched up a 40% increase in sales of its masonry block products since the start of 2013. more »

Low & Bonar buys Slovakian geotextile producer

06/09/2013: Performance materials group Low & Bonar is buying Texiplast, a Slovakian producer of high-strength geosynthetic products serving the civil engineering market. more »

Belgium fines cement producers over delays in use of slag

05/09/2013: The Belgian Competition Council has imposed fines totalling €14.7m (£12.2m) on a range of cement producers over delays in the adoption of ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS). more »

Lafarge sells Honduras cement business

05/09/2013: Lafarge has announced the sale of its cement operations in Honduras to Cementos Argos. more »

LDG takes over Formes Alutek

05/09/2013: Lancashire window producer LDG Group has just completed the purchase of Formes Alutek, saving 50 manufacturing jobs at Ellesmere Port. more »

Improvement for Alumasc

03/09/2013: Building products group Alumasc has reported strong profit growth, signalling a degree of recovery from previous poor performance. more »

New sleeper speeds track renewal, manufacturer claims

03/09/2013: A new type of sleeper has been laid on the London Underground’s Metropolitan Line. more »

Knauf compiles BIM object library

03/09/2013: Insulation products supplier Knauf has produced what it describes as a comprehensive library of BIM objects. more »

New chairman for MPA

03/09/2013: Brett Group chairman Bill Brett has taken over as chairman of the Mineral Products Association for the next two years. more »

Brick sales up for Michelmersh but losses widen

02/09/2013: Michelmersh Brick sold 9% more bricks in the first half of 2013 compared to the first half of 2012. more »

Recovering market boosts Marshalls

30/08/2013: A restructuring at paving block producer Marshalls appears to be paying dividends with profits on the rise. more »

FM Conway’s Heathrow asphalt plant approved

29/08/2013: FM Conway has got planning permission to build a £10m asphalt plant near Heathrow airport. more »

Painless delivery for hospital built offsite

19/08/2013: The largest ever off-site building project for the health sector is nearing completion. Emma Crates reports more »

Towering ambitions for timber

19/08/2013: Move over steel and concrete. Could timber be the radical new material for the tall buildings of the future? Emma Crates reports more »

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