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Aggregate sales start to recover

18/02/2014: Construction aggregate and concrete sales rebounded in 2013 but remain 30% below pre-recession levels. more »

Highway authorities approve new waterproofing system

17/02/2014: A new bridge deck waterproofing system from Switzerland has been officially approved by the highway authorities' product certification scheme more »

Polystyrene platform for Peterborough station

14/02/2014: Carillion has cut the time taken to extend a station platform from 20 weeks to 20 days by using polystyrene blocks more »

Packaging foam finds new role in Finnish rail tunnels

11/02/2014: Sealed Air Europe has won a €2.2m deal to provide Finland’s biggest infrastructure project with packaging foam for use as a construction material. more »

Competition Commission steps in on Breedon's Scottish deal

06/02/2014: Breedon Aggregates may have to sell asphalt and ready-mix concrete (RMX) operations in three areas of northeast Scotland, the Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally ruled. more »

Low & Bonar seeks new CEO

04/02/2014: Geotextile producer Low & Bonar has begun the search for a new chief executive after Steve Good announced his retirement. more »

New chair for builders merchants

03/02/2014: Peter Hindle of Saint Gobain has been elected the next chairman of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). more »

Leica extends Rugby laser family

28/01/2014: Leica Geosystems has introduced the Rugby 600 Series of professional rotating lasers as a lower cost option to the Rugby 800 range that came to market last year. more »

Lafarge buys Canadian ready-mix plants

27/01/2014: Lafarge Canada has completed the acquisition of eight ready-mix concrete plants from James Dick Construction. more »

Study shows benefits and viability of low temperature asphalt

27/01/2014: Researchers claim to have come up with a new way of reducing the energy required for road-building materials. more »

Market conditions force Heidelberg's closure of Belgian cement plant

24/01/2014: HeidelbergCement subsidiary CBR has announced its intention to close a clinker and white cement plant in Harmignies, Belgium, after attempts to make it profitable failed. more »

Building board producer breaks its sales records

24/01/2014: UK sales of Fermacell building boards reached a record high in 2013 thanks, its says, to keen pricing. more »

Builders warned of risks with natural materials

16/01/2014: The National House-Building Council, which provides warranties for new homes, is warning builders that using hemp and straw as building materials is fraught with risk. more »

Lafarge Tarmac says cement shake-up is flawed

14/01/2014: Lafarge Tarmac, one of the big four UK cement producers, has hit out at the Competition Commission’s plan to shake up the market by creating a fifth producer. more »

Competition Commission confirms plan for new cement producer

14/01/2014: The Competition Commission (CC) has confirmed its plan shake up the cement market and to open the way for a fifth producer to increase competition in the market. more »

Marshalls positioned for growth

08/01/2014: Paving bock producer Marshalls saw its revenue from continuing operations rise 2% for the year ended 31 December 2013 at £306m (2012: £301m). more »

Roof tile associations merge

08/01/2014: A new trade association has been formed to represent the interests of manufacturers involved in the pitched roofing industry. more »

Nottingham's new brick

08/01/2014: A new red brick has been developed for Nottingham City Council’s house-building programme. more »

New boss for Stanton Bonna

03/01/2014: Precast manufacturer Stanton Bonna Concrete has appointed Glyn Woolley its new chief executive. more »

Takeover for matting specialist

18/12/2013: Temporary roadway specialist Terrafirma Roadways has been taken over by its US supplier. more »

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