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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 »

Hanson reopens Teesport plant

21 Feb 2017: Hanson has re-opened its ground granulated blast furnace slag grinding plant at Teesport Docks in Middlesbrough. more »

Record year for Kingspan

17 Feb 2017: Kingspan, manufacturer of building panels, has reported annual revenue of more than €3bn for the first time ever. more »

Warwick NAIC pioneers Bubble Deck void forming system

17 Feb 2017: Contractors building the National Automotive Innovation Centre at the University of Warwick are saving on concrete by making the biggest UK use of the Danish Bubble Deck void former system. more »

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