Industry News

Thornton Tomasetti acquires Romsey-based security consultant MFD

Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering consultancy behind the new US Embassy in London, has acquired Romsey-based security consultancy MFD, comprising MFD International and MFD Security, in a deal that will strengthen Thornton Tomasetti’s existing expertise in protective design and security services.

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Could a builder be Britain's Top Tradesperson 2018?

Britain’s Top Tradesperson 2018 competition has launched this week (7 May, 2018) inviting builders and construction workers from across Britain to be recognised for the great work that they do in keeping our homes and local businesses in the best condition.

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Mapei are sustainability - Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

Mapei Are Sustainability - A global corporate focus to protect the earth, use energy and resources sustainably, minimise waste and develop and supply products with end user safety in mind.

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Kemper System provides award winning refurbishment at Gatwick Airport

When the existing flat roof above the international Departure Lounge at Gatwick Airport's North Terminal was failing, Kemper System's liquid applied waterproofing was the first port of call.

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Rinnai Tackles Rugby League Sponsorship with Widnes Vikings

Rinnai, the UK’s leading manufacturing supplier of commercial hot water heating systems, has a major sports sponsorship with one of Rugby Leagues most historic clubs - Widnes Vikings.

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Made for Trade deliver for Chewton Bespoke Homes

Four Korniche Aluminium Roof Lanterns installed on a large commercial Bournemouth Hotel refurbishment project.

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54% of tradesmen don't understand insulation

A recent survey has found that more than 54% of tradesmen believe that the only use of insulation is to prevent heat loss.

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Masonry Crack Stitching

FFX offer a crack stitching system for masonry that is fast, cost effective, non-disruptive and simple to install.

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Energy Assets appoints new Head of HR & Compliance

Margaret Maclean has been appointed Head of HR and Compliance at Energy Assets Group, one of Britain’s leading independent metering services, asset management and utility network construction companies.

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How success secures future project safety

It was a hands-on success for Hire Association Europe (HAE) as it showcased the latest in virtual reality training software as part of its 12th appearance at the Executive Hire Show in Coventry.

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Assa Abloy UK Specification announces RIBA approved seminar

ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, is offering a new RIBA-accredited CPD seminar on creating standards-based BIM Door Objects.

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Lindapter Launches its Guide to Sustainable Construction

Lindapter, the pioneer of steel clamping systems, has extended its range of CE approved fixings and launched a booklet that explains how its products can be used for sustainable construction.

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Dunlop brings new demo trailer to PB Live Manchester

Dunlop – manufacturer of tiling, flooring and decorating products - are debuting a new demonstration trailer at Professional Builder Live in Manchester from 15th-16th March at Events City.

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Plaswood wins prestigious industry award

Plaswood (part of RPC bpi recycled products) is proud to have won a prestigious Horners Award for Plastic Innovation and Design.  Winning one of only two highly commended positions, the award is in recognition of its lock gates made from Plaswood.

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What will 2018 have in store for the construction industry ?

“This time last year, I shared my thoughts on what would dominate the construction agenda in 2017. Some of the observations I made, such as Brexit being linked to skills shortages, were fairly safe, while others, like losing one of the major contractors due to decreased investor confidence, were a little more risky.

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Construction pay trends reflect confidence in sector

Hudson Contract has today revealed that self-employed builders in England and Wales have seen a year-on-year increase* in average weekly earnings of 3.8% - with the biggest uplift experienced by those working in the East of England (3.8%).

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Mighton appoints David Lambert

Mighton Products has appointed David Lambert as its new Warehouse Manager. The news follows a recent announcement from the hardware specialist stating that the company’s new additonal on-site warehouse, and improved trade counter, are now complete.

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Maxtop hammers it home with training award win

Maxtop Quartz Ltd has been crowned winner of the Training Excellence category in the On The Tools Awards 2017, following a national roll out of its training programme earlier this year.

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