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Product sales complete fourth year of growth

10 Apr 2017: Sales of UK construction products and materials have now risen for 16 consecutive quarters after further growth was recorded at the start of 2017. more »

Sandwell sidings to become sleeper factory

6 Apr 2017: Network Rail has earmarked a site in Sandwell railway sidings for the construction of a sleeper factory more »

SIG and Celcon form system build combo

6 Apr 2017: Building products supplier SIG Offsite has collaborated with aircrete producer H+H UK to create a new house-building system. more »

Polypipe profits surge to new heights

30 Mar 2017: With house-builders increasingly preferring plastic to traditional clay pipes, Polypipe goes from strength to strength. more »

Knauf invests in glass recycling plant

28 Mar 2017: Mineral wool insulation manufacturer Knauf Insulation has signed a long-term deal with Veolia that will see £10m invested in a new glass cullet processing facility next to its manufacturing plant in St Helens. more »

Lego inspires precast wall system

23 Mar 2017: Kijlstra, a manufacturer of precast concrete systems, has developed a modular wall system that mimics Lego. more »

Precast flooring for Lincoln car park

20 Mar 2017: Bison Manufacturing has secured an order from Willmott Dixon to supply precast concrete sections for a multi-storey car park it is building in Lincoln. more »

Backing for MDF recycling

17 Mar 2017: A company that is developing a world-first technology to recycle MDF waste has received a £250,000 investment from one of the UK’s leading waste management firms. more »

Highway contractor pioneers hi-tech hard hat

16 Mar 2017: Workers at highway maintenance contractor A-one+ are being issued with a new type of hard hat that exploits military and automotive technology. more »

Hanson plans Greenwich wharf overhaul

16 Mar 2017: Construction materials supplier Hanson is planning a £12m overhaul of its Victoria Deep Water Terminal on the River Thames at Greenwich. more »

Forterra makes progress

15 Mar 2017: Forterra, the former Hanson brick business, has shown modest growth in its first year as a listed company and debt reduction is running ahead of schedule. more »

Marshalls profits up a third

15 Mar 2017: Marshalls, producer of paving blocks and other landscaping products, has reported continued growth in 2016. more »

SIG blames internal distractions for £100m loss

14 Mar 2017: Building products group SIG has reported a pre-tax loss of £106.3m for 2016. more »

Timber imports keep rising

14 Mar 2017: Imports of timber and panel products are at their highest level for nine years, industry statistics show. more »

Breedon profits up 50% in its biggest year to date

8 Mar 2017: Aggregates supplier Breedon Group has reported a 50% leap in profits in 2016, a transformational year that saw it take over Hope Construction Materials. more »

Ibstock reinvests rocketing profits

7 Mar 2017: Britain’s biggest brick maker made a pre-tax profit of £111m on revenues of £435m in 2016 and it is ploughing much of it back into the business for further growth. more »

New concrete for power cables

6 Mar 2017: Hanson UK has launched a high-performance concrete for the power sector. more »

Plumbing problems weigh on Travis Perkins

2 Mar 2017: Builders’ merchant group Travis Perkins saw its profits nosedive in 2016 after reorganisation of its plumbing & heating operations. more »

Dense concrete dampens Crossrail noise

27 Feb 2017: Track slab construction on the Crossrail project is seeing the use of an innovative heavyweight concrete mix to minimise noise and vibration. more »

RMD’s Paraslim makes Irish debut

24 Feb 2017: RMD Kwikform’s Paraslim cantilever formwork system is being used on the Gort to Tuam Bypass in Galway. more »

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