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Cemex sells Northern Irish assets to CRH

02/07/2013: Building materials giant CRH has acquired the readymixed concrete, aggregates and block operations of Cemex in Northern Ireland. more »

Marshalls sees upswing in Q2

02/07/2013: Paving block producer Marshalls saw its revenue from continuing operations slide nearly 4% in the first half of 2013 to £157m (H1 2012: £163m). more »

Pimp your house!

25/06/2013: First there was Jack and Vera Duckworth’s stone cladding; now there is a product that allows homeowners to really pimp their house and stand out from the street. more »

SIG expands in H&V market

25/06/2013: SIG has acquired SK Sales, a supplier of specialist air handling products. more »

Guide to scary BIM for products sector

19/06/2013: A new guide to the implications of Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been published specifically for construction products manufacturers and suppliers. more »

Promat acquires safety glass firm

18/06/2013: Promat UK, supplier of passive fire protection products and systems, has acquired the operations of Yorkshire-based C3S Securiglass, which produces fire- and blast-resistant glass. more »

Sika takes over UK sealant producer

18/06/2013: Swiss chemicals giant Sika has acquired Everbuild Building Products, which is billed as the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and construction chemicals. more »

UK launch for ‘active skylights’

11/06/2013: A US product that boosts natural lighting in buildings is now being distributed in the UK. more »

Oxford PV claims ‘breakthrough’ in solar glass

11/06/2013: Windows that generate solar energy have come a crucial step closer, according to Oxford Photovoltaics (Oxford PV), a development firm spun out of an Oxford University research programme. more »

Record slipform for Lee tunnel shaft

07/06/2013: The longest continual slipform pour in the UK, and possibly in Europe, has been carried out by Cemex UK on one of the five shafts for the Thames Water Lee Tunnel project in Beckton. more »

Structura adds Kalwall distribution

04/06/2013: Structura UK taken over the Kalwall distributorship for England, Wales and Northern Ireland from Stoakes Systems. more »

Tudor Griffiths buys four Cemex batching plants in Wales

04/06/2013: Shropshire aggregates company Tudor Griffiths has acquired four Cemex readymix concrete plants in mid and north Wales. more »

Danish court rules against Rockwool marketing claims

03/06/2013: Manufacturers of expanded polystyrene have won a court ruling in Denmark against advertising claims made by Rockwool. more »

Eleco offloads loss-making building products division

03/06/2013: Eleco has sold its four building products manufacturing businesses to Omnis Industries Ltd for £200,000. more »

Lifting gear firms for sale

03/06/2013: Melrose Industries is looking to sell two of the three lifting gear companies that it acquired as part of its takeover of FKI in 2008. more »

Strainstall to monitor Forth bridge construction

03/06/2013: Strainstall has been awarded a contract to provide structural monitoring technology and engineering support to the new Forth crossing, a cable-stayed bridge carrying a motorway that will complement the existing road and rail crossings over the Firth of Forth. more »

Carbon-negative building block unveiled

24/05/2013: Masonry products manufacturer Lignacite has launched what it describes as “the world’s first carbon-negative building block”. more »

Dunton brickworks to close

23/05/2013: Michelmersh Brick is closing its Dunton brick-making plant in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. more »

New planning policy fails aggregates industry

21/05/2013: Are changes in the planning regime failing to safeguard the future supply of essential construction materials? Is it a real threat? Mark Smulian reports more »

Cement market reform to improve competition

21/05/2013: The Competition Commission (CC) is promising 'hard-hitting measures' to 'break open' the cement market amid allegations of coordination among producers. more »

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