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Now Grenfell doors come under scrutiny

15 Mar 2018: First it was the cladding, and now it has emerged that doors inside Grenfell Tower were not up to regulation standard. more »

Strong showing from Forterra

14 Mar 2018: The strong house-building market helped generate double digit growth at brick and block producer Forterra in 2017. more »

Marshalls' profit up 13%

14 Mar 2018: Marshalls, producer of paving blocks and landscaping products has reported increased revenue and profit for 2017. more »

Recycling plant reduces Knauf's carbon footprint

13 Mar 2018: A £10m facility has opened in St Helens to turn old jam jars and wine bottles into building insulation material. more »

Acquisitions swell Breedon coffers

7 Mar 2018: Building materials group Breedon had its biggest year to date in 2017, with acquisitions helping revenue and profit both grow in the region of 50%. more »

UK brick makers are failing to meet demand

6 Mar 2018: UK brick makers were unable to satisfy domestic demand last year, often leaving house-builders to rely on imports. more »

New chief joins Ibstock

6 Mar 2018: Brick maker Ibstock has appointed Joe Hudson of LafargeHolcim to be its next chief executive. more »

Revived aggregates fund proposed

2 Mar 2018: The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has set out proposals for a new aggregates levy community fund (ALCF) to be introduced in England in April 2020. more »

Mapping the future

28 Feb 2018: Mobile 3D mapping is an increasingly important BIM tool. David Taylor reports more »

Time to get a grip on productivity

28 Feb 2018: For BIM to really makes a difference, the construction industry needs to get to grips with the amount of time it wastes. Lisa Russell reports more »

From caviar to carriageway

28 Feb 2018: An episode of the Spanish version of MasterChef has inspired a breakthrough in self-healing roads. Lisa Russell reports more »

Gasket supplier secures Thames Tideway deal

28 Feb 2018: Cambridgeshire-based VIP Polymers has won a contract to provide tunnel segment gaskets for the 12.7km central section of the Thames Tideway wastewater tunnel in London. more »

Ready to work

27 Feb 2018: Time-consuming and inefficient site inductions are becoming a thing of the past thanks to cloud-based technology more »

Concrete reasons to go to the NEC

26 Feb 2018: The UK’s only event exclusively for the concrete industry takes place 21-22 March 2018 in Halls 17 and 18 of the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. more »

Kendalls joins Aggregate Industries

26 Feb 2018: LafargeHolcim has acquired south coast aggregates supplier Kendall for an undisclosed sum. more »

Cement delivery strike averted

26 Feb 2018: Planned strike action by cement delivery drivers this week will not now be going ahead after a deal was reached. more »

Builders’ merchant sales up nearly 5% in 2017

22 Feb 2018: Builders’ merchants report sales growth of 6.3% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to a year before, and a 4.8% rise for the whole year. more »

Tarmac faces more strike action

21 Feb 2018: The industrial dispute at Tarmac Building Products in Essex has escalated with further strike dates announced by the Unite union. more »

Timber frame maker heads for £100m turnover

21 Feb 2018: Building timber frames for house-builders has put Stewart Milne Timber Systems on course to hit its five-year targets. more »

Nuttall impressed by smart ear defenders

20 Feb 2018: Civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall has been trialling a new type of ear defenders that block out background noise but still allow workers to talk to each other. more »

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