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Pre-cast firms admit to illegal cartel

1 day: The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally found that three drainage product manufacturers broke competition law by fixing prices, dividing up the market between them and ripping off their construction industry customers.

SigmaRoc agrees £15m CCP takeover

3 days: SigmaRoc, the new mini conglomerate seeking to consolidate the building materials sector, has struck a deal to buy Lancashire’s CCP.

QPANI becomes MPANI

4 Dec: The Quarry Products Association Northern Ireland (QPANI) is changing its name to the Mineral Products Association Northern Ireland (MPANI) on 1st January 2019.

Window supplier doubles aluminium capacity

13 Nov: A £500,000 investment programme in factory equipment and personnel has more than doubled production capacity for aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling at Cumbernauld-based CMS Window Systems.

Lagan products rebranded as Breedon

1 Nov: Following the acquisition of Lagan Group by Breedon Group, Lagan’s brick, tile and bagged cement products have been rebranded as Breedon.

Wearable tech fails to live up to expectations

25 Oct: A trial of ‘wearable technology’ to monitor the safety of lone workers has concluded that the ‘Internet of Things’ has a way to go before a practical solution is found. David Taylor reports

Patent protection for roof tile

28 Nov: It may look to the untrained eye just like an ordinary roof tile but Forticrete has been granted three UK patents for its large format SL8 tile.

Timber windows firm turns to plastic

13 Nov: Blairs Windows plans to invest £1m next year in its Inverclyde facility to introduce a new PVCu window production line to supplement its traditional range of timber windows and doors.

New noise barrier trialled on the M1

5 Nov: Highways England is trying out a new type of barrier along a section of the M1 at Wakefield that should not only reduce noise for nearby residents but also act as a safety barrier.

Best practice in specifying louvres

25 Oct: Louvres can play an important role in improving the performance and aesthetics of a building – but the correct specification and installation is vital

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