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US sales lift Ibstock

US sales lift Ibstock

16 Jan 2017: Brick and block maker Ibstock saw its group revenue rise 5% in 2016, mainly because of a lift in its US operations. more »

Telford steel manufacturer supplies Zaha Hadid Cyprus project

Telford steel manufacturer supplies Zaha Hadid Cyprus project

11 Jan 2017: Telford-based manufacturer Fabweld Steel Products (FSP) has completed a €50,000 (£43,500) contract to supply access covers to a project in Cyprus designed by the firm of award-winning architect, the late Zaha Hadid. more »

FM Conway makes second asphalt acquisition

FM Conway makes second asphalt acquisition

5 Jan 2017: FM Conway has acquired United Asphalt from owners Ross and Lisa Snape. more »

Membrane addresses moisture problems

Membrane addresses moisture problems

14 Dec 2016: A Finnish company has developed a membrane to tackle the problem of moisture in buildings. more »

Alstom's concrete rail track gets German approval

Alstom's concrete rail track gets German approval

2 Dec 2016: The German rail authority has approved Alstom’s concrete slab track system for both high-speed and conventional rail services. more »

Steel fabricator boosted by new water regs

Steel fabricator boosted by new water regs

30 Nov 2016: A steel fabricator is expecting a surge in orders for manhole covers as new regulations on the ownership of private water pumping stations come into force. more »

Former Amey boss steps in to steady SIG

Former Amey boss steps in to steady SIG

11 Nov 2016: Building materials group SIG has ousted its chief executive and is reviewing its UK operations after a disappointing performance that it partially blames on Brexit. more »

Entu sheds Astley Facades already

Entu sheds Astley Facades already

28 Oct 2016: Roughly 18 months after buying it, building products group Entu has sold Astley Facades after deciding it is not a core business. more »

Wood you believe it?

18 Oct 2016: Scientists have developed a method of making wood transparent. David Taylor reports more »

Kingspan colour coding aids assembly

Kingspan colour coding aids assembly

14 Oct 2016: Kingspan Steel Building Solutions has introduced colour coding to its steel framing systems to simplify site installation for contractors. more »

SIG disappoints in 2016

SIG disappoints in 2016

13 Jan 2017: Building products distributor SIG saw flat like-for-like sales in 2016, in what chief executive Mel Ewell described as a disappointing year. more »

Construction products continue growth run

Construction products continue growth run

9 Jan 2017: Sales of UK construction products rose for a 15th consecutive fifteenth quarter in the ast three months of 2016, according to the Construction Product s Association’s latest state of trade survey. more »

FM Conway boosts asphalt capacity with acquisition

FM Conway boosts asphalt capacity with acquisition

3 Jan 2017: FM Conway has acquired Berkshire Macadam, a manufacturer and supplier of bitumen and asphalt. more »

Hot-on-hot asphalt paving trialled on M6

Hot-on-hot asphalt paving trialled on M6

8 Dec 2016: Aggregate Industries, Kier and Highways England have collaborated on the UK’s first hot-on-hot inline paving trial. more »

Another acquisition for Breedon

Another acquisition for Breedon

30 Nov 2016: Building materials group Breedon has agreed the purchase of Sherburn Minerals Group for £15.7m. more »

Builders' merchants enjoy third-quarter growth

Builders' merchants enjoy third-quarter growth

25 Nov 2016: Sales of building materials through UK builders’ merchants rose by 3.8% in the three months after the EU referendum, compared with the same period of 2015. more »

New material simplifies asphalt sealing

New material simplifies asphalt sealing

8 Nov 2016: Aggregate Industries has developed a single polymer modified bitumen (PMB) bond coat that replaces the two products traditionally used in a two-stage manual application for sealing asphalt pavement layers and joint overbanding. more »

Amey trials flood sensors in gullies

Amey trials flood sensors in gullies

20 Oct 2016: Amey is trialling the use of sensors in gullies in Hampshire to prevent roads flooding. more »

Pop-up office block

18 Oct 2016: One of the world’s largest port developments has been equipped with modern offices in just 30 days using prefabricated units sourced from China. Jim Simpson reports more »

Mick George opens Northants batching plant

Mick George opens Northants batching plant

13 Oct 2016: Mick George has opened a concrete batching plant in Great Billing, Northamptonshire. more »

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