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New owner for Allen Concrete

19 Oct 2017: Construction materials group SigmaRoc has taken over Topcrete Ltd, including its subsidiary Allen Concrete. more »

Marshalls buys CPM for £38m

19 Oct 2017: Precast concrete manufacturer CPM Group has been taken over by Marshalls for £38.3m. more »

Weaker third quarter for construction product manufacturers

19 Oct 2017: UK construction product manufacturers are seeing sales slow and costs rise, according to the latest state of trade survey. more »

Amey trials wearable safety tech

18 Oct 2017: Amey highway engineers have been trialling wearable technology, with a view to reducing risks to drivers and lone workers. more »

Brick maker reveals succession plan

11 Oct 2017: Wayne Sheppard will retire as chief executive of brick maker Ibstock in 2018, to be succeeded by Joe Hudson of Aggregate Industries. more »

Tarmac buys out PFA partner

11 Oct 2017: Tarmac has acquired Scottish Power’s 50% share of their ScotAsh joint venture to take full ownership of the materials business. more »

JCB brand now stretches to paint

10 Oct 2017: JCB has licensed the use of its brand name to a new supplier of paint. more »

The woman who turns soil into rock

10 Oct 2017: BAM Nuttall is backing a university research programme into the use of bacteria to solidify soil instead of cement. more »

Bathroom pods developed for Scottish hospital

9 Oct 2017: Morrison Construction has awarded Offsite Solutions the contract to supply bathroom pods for the new £69m East Lothian Community Hospital. more »

Cable logging data moves to the cloud

19 Sep 2017: Radiodetection, a Bristol-based manufacturer of products to detect buried utilities, has added new functionality to its CAT4 cable avoidance tools. more »

Solution to micro-fibre concrete topping ban

15 Sep 2017: Jablite has launched a new version of its All-in-One Thermal Floor System that is BBA-certified for use as a load-bearing beam and block floor. more »

British construction products firm to build US factory

7 Sep 2017: Staffordshire-based Don Construction Products (DCP) is to invest US$6.2m (£4.75m) building its first US manufacturing operations. more »

Stone wool insulation passes cladding fire tests

29 Aug 2017: The Building Research Establishment has completed the seventh and last of its large-scale fire safety tests that were commissioned by the government in the wake of June’s Grenfell Tower blaze. more »

Cementitious coating protects McAlpine piles

29 Aug 2017: Cement-based technology has been used to provide anti-corrosion protection to steel at a new materials handling facility under construction at Lynemouth Power Station in Northumberland. more »

Big claims made for new blacktop

25 Aug 2017: Aggregate Industries has developed a new surface course for highways that it claims could speed up road surfacing by more than 40%. more »

Phenolic foam insulation fails cladding fire safety tests

22 Aug 2017: Aluminium composite material cladding with a fire retardant polyethylene filler and phenolic foam insulation has been confirmed as not meeting current Building Regulations. more »

Brick demand returns to 2007 levels

22 Aug 2017: Brick sales are running at their highest levels for 10 years, prompting a warning to builders to be sure to plan their deliveries. more »

Skanska FM trials data gathering tech

21 Aug 2017: Skanska is adopting the use of smart technology in its facilities management operations. more »

McGee and Brett team up for recycling

15 Aug 2017: Demolition contractor McGee and materials firm Brett Aggregates have joined forces to develop a demolition recycling centre in West London. more »

BRE finds a cladding system that is safe

14 Aug 2017: Government-commissioned tests of cladding systems have finally found one that passes fire safety standards. more »

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