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Flamasble

When using flammable solvents take note of the warnings.

Simon Thomerson, Director of Clearview Design & Construction Ltd, has been jailed for eight months after pleading guilty to a health & safety breach that resulted in two brothers working...

French limestone

Now it is protected.

10 July 2018 | Market Intelligence

French dimensional stone is starting to receive the EU geographical identification (GI) protection already extended to food and drink products such as Melton Mowbray pork pies and Champagne.

Construction output

Construction output showed healthy growth in May.

10 July 2018 | Market Intelligence

Construction output grew 2.9% in May compared with April and 1.6% compared with May a year earlier. This follows a slow start to the year, with the late snow dampening construction output. 

Kit Malthouse

The new Housing Minister, Kit Malthouse.

10 July 2018 | Market Intelligence

In the Government reshuffle following the resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson this week, Christopher (Kit) Laurie Malthouse has been appointed as the new Housing Minister.

Construction Industry Deal

The Government sets out its proposals to deliver £600billion-worth of projects for construction, including £44billion of housing, in the next decade in the Construction Sector Deal.

6 July 2018
Wacker Neuson-Lithium ion

The Wacker Neuson lithium ion-powered mini excavator showing what it can do at the Hillhead exhibition in June. It is clean, quiet and as powerful as a diesel equivalent.

6 July 2018
building site

Building sites kill four times as many workers as the all industry average. Photo from HSE.

4 July 2018
GMM buys Techni

This was the workshop of Planet Granite last year when Glenn Langdon (left), the Sales Director of Australian Techni waterjets, dropped in to see Steve Murphy, the owner of Planet Granite, the first UK stone processor to buy a Techni waterjet. Now Italian CNC stone saw and edge polisher manufacturer GMM has bought the Techni company. Its UK agent, Roccia Machinery, will add Techni waterjets to its offering.

29 June 2018
construction

Going up. Above inflation pay rise and benefits in construction are intended to offset the loss of overseas labour as a result of Brexit.

25 June 2018

The SpeedCut 100 wire saw from Epiroc, with a wire at speeds of 45m per second, is on show this week (26-28 June) at the Hillhead heavy plant exhibition and demonstration in Derbyshire.

24 June 2018
Building in London

In London, 28% of people in construction come from other parts of Europe.

19 June 2018