FMB NI Member Builds First Certified House In The Province

FMB member Moffitt and Robinson Construction Ltd have builtNorthern Ireland’s first certified passive house, Cherry Tree House for client Mrs Crosbie. Moffitt and Robinson ConstructionLtd has always had an interest inbuilding a low carbon dwelling,and during 30 years’ experience in the building trade, the companyhas looked at numerous ways ofdeveloping a house that would beeasy to More Info »

‘Plug And Play’ Ductwork Delivers Quicker, Better Results

Passivent is continuing its pioneering approach with the launch of a new ventilation ductwork system that cuts installation time by up to 70% and delivers NO air leakage and minimal pressure drop. “SRD75 is a ‘plug and play’solution for anyone involved in thedesign and installation of domesticventilation,” explained DennisBates, Passivent Product Manager. “It is easy to More Info »

Construction Material Suppliers Welcome Minister’s Concern

Industry groups representing the majority of companies who supply materials into the NorthernIreland construction industry have warmly welcomed the support and concern that FinanceMinister, Sammy Wilson, has shown over the need for prompt and fair payment of subcontractorsand suppliers in the construction industry supply chain. The Industry groups – comprisingthe Quarry Products AssociationNI, Glass and More Info »

Stormont Recognises Local Industry’s Positive Contribution

Five Executive Ministers, led byFinance Minister, Sammy WilsonMLA, have praised the local quarryproducts industry for theinnovation and contribution itmakes to rebuilding the localeconomy and the role it plays inenhancing the quality of life foreveryone in Northern Ireland. The Finance Minister wasspeaking at the launch of theQuarry Products Association NI2012 Industry Journal. Making hisaddress, the Minister More Info »

London Hosts Clean Energy Talks

Floating wind turbines are to bethe initial focus of a newagreement between Britain andthe United States afterinternational talks were held inLondon to accelerate thedeployment of clean energytechnologies. The Clean Energy Ministerial wasco-chaired by UK EnergySecretary Edward Davey and USEnergy Secretary Steven Chu.Alongside the talks, Ed Daveysigned a number of bilateralagreements with counterpartsfrom other governments to More Info »

Energy Minister Details Vital Role Of Scotland’s Renewables Sector

The UK will need Scotland’s greenenergy to help keep its lights onwhatever the constitutional futureholds, Energy Minister FergusEwing has told the UKParliament’s Committee onEnergy and Climate Change. Giving evidence to its inquiry intoenergy and climate change in anindependent Scotland, Mr Ewingtold the Committee that industryregulator Ofgem has shownhousehold energy bills will belower with more renewable More Info »

OFT Issues Call for Evidence

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT)has issued a Call for Evidence to understand whether the home insulation market is working well for consumers. The OFT is interested in hearingfrom manufacturers, distributors,trade bodies, consumer groupsand others, to understandwhether there are aspects of thismarket which may be restrictingthe entry of new competitors,limiting consumer choice orkeeping prices artificially More Info »

Ballymena Firm Gears Up For Exports

Ballymena-based companySmiths Engineering Works (NI) Ltdhas established a new exportfocused gear manufacturing andrefurbishment division with supportfrom Invest Northern Ireland. As a result of its substantialinvestment, the family firm,established in 1962, has alreadysecured its first export business tothe Republic of Ireland andScotland. It aims to create sevennew jobs by 2014. The company currently offersengine remanufacturing, specialistengineering More Info »