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Welcome to our New Look and Size for Modern Builder/Plumber/M&E magazine.

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Meet the team that brings you Modern Builder Magazine
Marytn Boyd

Marytn Boyd

Partner, UB Media, Publisher of Modern Builder Magazine

With an Art & Design background from the University of Ulster, plus over 25 years of Retail, Trade and Advertising Sales experience to the Retail & Construction Trade, Martyn has proven track record within this industry, of which, over 16 years, is with publishing trade publications.

Jasen Upritchard

Jasen Upritchard

Partner, UB Media Business Development

With over 35 years experience in the construction industry as a Refrigeration, Air conditioning , Heating and Cooling design, Sales and installation Engineer, I share my wealth of Industry knowledge through Modern Builder,Plumber M&E magazine with our readers,advertisers and critics. Building Better Together

Craig Kennedy

Craig Kennedy

IT & Software Development

Craig has over 20 years in the IT and Telecoms industry spanning everything from web design and programming to the planning and implementation of large scale CRM / MRP / ERP Solutions

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McAvoy announces expansion into offsite housing – FROM FOUNDATIONS TO OCCUPATION IN JUST 7 DAYS

The Dungannon-based McAvoy Group, the leading offsite construction specialist in Ireland and Northern Ireland, has announced its expansion into the residential sector with the launch of a new modular solution for all housing tenures – affordable homes, market sale, buildto-rent, student accommodation, and emergency housing. Following extensive product development and collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast,McAvoy More Info »

Funding released to make social sector homes safe

12 councils and 31 housing associations will receive funding for the removal and replacement of unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from 159 buildings. £248 million has been released to social sector landlords to fund the removal and replacement of unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from high-rise (defined as 18 metres or higher) social More Info »

£2 billion of new investment opportunities launched across the UK

Thousands of new homes and jobs across the UK will be created thanks to a portfolio of 7 new investment opportunities being promoted by the government. A 12,500 seat stadium to be built in Gateshead is one of the 7 investment projects being New £2 billion property investment portfolio launched, creating thousands of jobs and More Info »

GCSE Construction Book helps pupils build for the future

CITB NI has launched a newly revised textbook to support the delivery of GCSE in Construction and the Built Environment qualification and is providing 25 complimentary copies to each of the 47 schools that teaches the subject. GCSE in Construction and the Built Environment provides students with a realistic understanding and experience of modern day More Info »


Free Trade & DIY show in Farnborough until 1st October A whole host of industry specialists and celebrity guests, including well-loved EFL Footballers, Paul Merson and John Barnes, joined Screwfix CEO, John Mewett and the team to welcome the first of many visitors to the highly anticipated Screwfix LIVE event at Farnborough Exhibition Centre, today More Info »

Seasoned advice for working in all weather

Dr Bill Price, National Commercial Technical Manager at Tarmac Cement, looks at how the unpredictable British weather can affect working with concrete and offers some useful tips for builders on managing their projects around the elements. The weather. It’s the go-to topic of conversation for us Brits – and, given what we’ve seen so far More Info »


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