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Causeway attracts private equity backing

Causeway attracts private equity backing

23 Jun 2017: Construction software producer Causeway has secured private equity backing and refinanced. more »

All ACM cladding to undergo tests

All ACM cladding to undergo tests

20 Jun 2017: The government has directed local authorities and social housing landlords to run tests on any cladding on their tower blocks that has a composite core. more »

Timber frame systems join BIM Store

Timber frame systems join BIM Store

20 Jun 2017: The UK’s first timber frame building information modelling (BIM) library has been opened by Stewart Milne Timber Systems after 12 months of development work. more »

Expansion in Birmingham for insulation supplier

Expansion in Birmingham for insulation supplier

9 Jun 2017: Encon Insulation’s Birmingham branch has moved to new premises with twice the space of before. more »

Graphene paint comes to UK market with remarkable claims

Graphene paint comes to UK market with remarkable claims

31 May 2017: The first commercial application of graphene in paint has now arrived in the UK. more »

Jablite protects its thermal floor kit

Jablite protects its thermal floor kit

25 May 2017: After £1m of product development and two years of work, Jablite has secured patent protection for its All-In-One Thermal Floor System. more »

Polypipe picks new CEO

Polypipe picks new CEO

24 May 2017: Polypipe Group chief financial officer Martin Payne is to take over as chief executive when David Hall steps down in October. more »

Go Interiors takes over FGF

Go Interiors takes over FGF

23 May 2017: Building materials supplier Go Interiors has taken over FGF Ltd, a supplier of cladding, insulation and fire-resistant products. more »

Cemex drivers to strike

Cemex drivers to strike

10 May 2017: Eighty-two cement delivery drivers are to hold a work-to-rule, followed by a one-day strike. more »

Report calls for new approach to use of composite materials

Report calls for new approach to use of composite materials

25 Apr 2017: The use of composite materials in construction and engineering is being stymied by inappropriate standards and regulations, according to a major new report. more »

NBS launches Online Viewer

NBS launches Online Viewer

21 Jun 2017: NBS, provider of building product information services, has launched a new online tool for viewing project plans. more »

Irish GGBS to land in Sheerness

Irish GGBS to land in Sheerness

20 Jun 2017: Ecocem Ireland has opened a second bulk import terminal on the UK mainland, at Sheerness in the Port of Medway. more »

NBS seeks manufacturers’ views on BIM

NBS seeks manufacturers’ views on BIM

14 Jun 2017: Construction product manufacturers are being urged to share their views of building information modelling (BIM) in an industry-wide survey. more »

SIG strikes Carlisle factory sale and lease back deal

SIG strikes Carlisle factory sale and lease back deal

2 Jun 2017: Building materials giant SIG has sold its Steadmans roofing materials factory in Welton, Carlisle but is staying put and leasing it back. more »

Further growth for builders' merchants' sales in first quarter

Further growth for builders' merchants' sales in first quarter

30 May 2017: Sales of building products and materials were up 5.9% by value in the first quarter of 2017 compared to a year earlier. more »

App measures stockpile volumes

App measures stockpile volumes

25 May 2017: There is now an iPhone app for measuring stockpiles of materials. more »

Belgian takeover for geotextile specialist

Belgian takeover for geotextile specialist

24 May 2017: Industrial textiles manufacturer James Dewhurst Group has been taken over by Sioen Industries NV. more »

Private equity backing for dotcom builders’ merchant

Private equity backing for dotcom builders’ merchant

17 May 2017: An online building products retailer has secured £8.65m from a private equity firm in exchange for majority share of the business. more »

February sales see landscaping up but decorating down

February sales see landscaping up but decorating down

26 Apr 2017: Builders’ merchants’ daily sales were up again in February 2017, despite the wet weather. more »

CPA elects new chairman

CPA elects new chairman

12 Apr 2017: The Construction Products Association has named Carl Arntzen as its new chairman. more »

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