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Export drive for building products sector

Export drive for building products sector

30/07/2013: The government is funding a programme to help UK suppliers of building products to increase their exports. more »

Ready-mixed concrete sales up 18%

Ready-mixed concrete sales up 18%

29/07/2013: Rising sales of aggregates provide further evidence that UK construction activity may be turning a corner and looking at recovery. more »

Lafarge Tarmac takes a hit on reduced prices

Lafarge Tarmac takes a hit on reduced prices

26/07/2013: The new Lafarge Tarmac building materials joint venture made a £20m operating loss for its shareholders in the first half of 2013. more »

Milestone for Tilbury cement works

Milestone for Tilbury cement works

26/07/2013: The new Cemex cement plant at Tilbury docks in Essex has produced its millionth tonne of cement. more »

Brick prices likely to rise soon

Brick prices likely to rise soon

22/07/2013: There are early indications that the price of bricks will soon be going up for the first time in years. more »

BBA approval for Jablite FRI

BBA approval for Jablite FRI

19/07/2013: Jablite has secured British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification for its Flat Roof Insulation (FRI) for use on zero fall flat roofs, balconies, terraces and green roofs. more »

Sustained recovery under way says Breedon

Sustained recovery under way says Breedon

18/07/2013: Quarrying group Breedon Aggregates has reported growing sales and profits for the first half of 2013 amid an improving outlook for the construction industry. more »

CRH names next CEO

CRH names next CEO

18/07/2013: Irish building materials group CRH has named chief operating officer Albert Manifold as its chief executive designate, to take over in January 2014 on the retirement of Myles Lee. more »

Hope seeks contractors for approved network

Hope seeks contractors for approved network

17/07/2013: Hope Construction Materials, the company formed from the bits that Lafarge and Tarmac were not allowed to keep when they merged their UK operations, is looking for firm to join its network of approved contractors. more »

Saint-Gobain opens Russian plasterboard plant

Saint-Gobain opens Russian plasterboard plant

15/07/2013: Saint-Gobain has just started production at its first plasterboard plant in Russia. more »

Building products lift Alumasc

Building products lift Alumasc

12/07/2013: Sales of building products at Kettering-based Alumasc Group are running 20% higher than last year and the business is outperforming the expectations of its management. more »

Takeover for cladding firm

Takeover for cladding firm

12/07/2013: Leading cladding manufacturer Steni has been bought out by a Swedish investment fund. more »

Modest recovery for construction products

Modest recovery for construction products

08/07/2013: After a poor first quarter, sales of UK construction products rose slightly in the second quarter, helped by strong export growth. more »

CRH takes stock of €470m first-half acquisitions

CRH takes stock of €470m first-half acquisitions

02/07/2013: CRH carried out 12 acquisitions and investments in the Americas in the first half of this year at a total value of €178m (£152m), as part of €470m spent on development. more »

Cemex launches integrated global service

Cemex launches integrated global service

02/07/2013: Cemex has launched Cemex Global Solutions, an integrated service aimed at providing customers worldwide with best value across cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. more »

SIG streamlines brands

SIG streamlines brands

02/07/2013: Building materials supplier SIG is dropping a raft of brands and consolidating them under the SIG Insulation name. more »

Cemex sells Northern Irish assets to CRH

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

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!

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

SIG expands in H&V market

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

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