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Bilco takes over Profab Access

5 days: Horizontal access specialist Bilco UK has acquired Profab Access, a UK manufacturer of vertical access panels, riser doors and steel doors.

More fire doors exposed as inadequate

1 Aug: A mass programme of replacing fire doors in public housing is set to begin after the discovery of a widespread industry failure to meet standards.

Solar studs light up A38

31 Jul: Highways England contractors have installed more than 4,500 solar-powered road studs on an eight-mile stretch of the A38 near Alfreton.

Brick demand keeps Forterra growing

30 Jul: Brick maker Forterra has reported a 10.6% increase in half-year revenue, thanks partly to the September 2017 acquisition of the Bison pre-cast concrete business.

£1bn VAT bombshell on building supplies

19 Jul: The Builders Merchants Federation is warning that its members face a £1bn Brexit bombshell if they are forced to pay 20% VAT upfront on European building materials.

Troubled Safestyle turns to Lovell

16 Jul: Doors and windows supplier Safestyle has turned to construction turnaround specialist Alan Lovell to help return the business to profit.

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