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REHAU is heading to Manchester in July to showcase two new products at its third Specifi event. It is the first time REHAU has exhibited at the UK’s only built environment roadshow, and is attending five events nationwide in total. The Specifi events are attended by world class industry speakers,[...]

£22m fund launched to boost construction skills

20 on-site hubs to train more people to help deliver 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s A multi-million pound fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been launched by the Skills Minister Anne Milton today (18 June). With 158,000 new construction jobs expected to be created[...]

Construction sector hit with ‘epidemic’ as over 40 firms fold,Industry warns politicians of threat to construction jobs and public projects

Ireland’s construction industry is facing a solvency crisis, with warnings of a raft of liquidations and examinerships now hitting a sector that’s still fragile – despite the building boom. At least 42 Irish construction companies have gone into liquidation since the start of this[...]

Homes Building Fund accelerates delivery of 1,300 homes for Cambridge

Ten year funding deal worth £22.4 million secured from Homes England. Fund will accelerate the delivery of 1,300 new homes at Wing in Cambridge. Funding will allow accelerated start on build, saving up to 18 months. Hill Marshall LLP, a joint venture between two of Cambridge’s leading[...]

Technical help for installers – just part of the service!

Even the most experienced installers and service engineers need a bit of technical help sometimes. So it’s important they know there’s a team of experts at the end of the line when they do, and training available that will help with servicing in the future. Damian Delaney, Technical Support[...]

WaterSafe calls for the UK’s finest plumbers to take part in national competition

WaterSafe, the national register for approved plumbers, is helping to find the UK’s finest plumber in its role as a judge for the UK Plumber of the Year 2018 competition. The organisation is calling for skilled plumbers from Northern Ireland to enter by Friday 29 June for the chance to be[...]

Five Steps to Nurturing a Happier Workforce

As Mental Health Awareness week takes hold across the UK this week, Willmott Dixon offers some simple tips that businesses of all sizes can use to help make life at work more pleasant for their employees. It’s long overdue, but our awareness of Mental Health is at last on the rise, with more and[...]

RGB will be turning people blue for charity

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to be supporting Children’s Hospice South West’s charity Rainbow Run by sponsoring its blue paint station. Taking place on Saturday 9th June at Exeter’s Westpoint, 2,000 runners are expected to take part in the fundraising event and run, walk or jog their[...]

Ministry of Housing,Communities & Local Government Building Safety Programme Newsletter

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has established a Building Safety Programme to ensure that residents of high-rise buildings are safe and feel safe from the risk of fire, now and in the future. This email update provides the[...]

New JSP Springfit™Mask offers an unrivalled fit, comfort, compatibility and performance

JSP has launched the new Springfit™ fold flat disposable mask with a unique endoskeleton structure which guarantees each mask keeps its shape, increasing performance and maintaining rigidity. This integrated spring feature allows facial movement ensuring the mask offers a secure face fit and seal[...]

Government to launch review into carbon monoxide alarms

A government review into rules that require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in homes across England has been announced. review will examine existing legislation, checking if it remains fit for purpose ministers to consider reforms once review reports back A government review into rules that[...]

WRAS Approval granted for Mag Flow Meters

M1000, M2000 and M5000 ranges from Badger Meter are now WRAS approved for measuring potable water to comply with the requirements of the United Kingdom Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Scottish Water Byelaws. WRAS approval is also accepted in other countries throughout the world as a[...]

Winner of £500 community fund announced

Horsham community group 4TheYouth has been announced as the lucky recipient of £500 funding following a county-wide campaign by D.W. Nye Builders Merchant in Kingsfold. D.W. Nye, which will give away £500 each to four different community groups and good causes in the county of Sussex during 2018[...]

WaterSafe warning after kitchen fitter fined for illegal use of lead solder on water pipes

WaterSafe, the national register for approved plumbers, is warning about the dangers of employing unqualified plumbers after a kitchen fitter illegally used lead solder on plumbing carrying drinking water. Using lead solder on any plumbing carrying drinking water can lead to unsafe levels of lead,[...]

Keyline team using pedal power to cycle from Dumfries to Inverness in aid of charity

A group of staff, suppliers and customers from heavy building materials supplier Keyline are gearing up to take on the challenge of cycling from its Dumfries branch to its Inverness depot in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. The route, which covers over 300 miles, will see the team leave Keyline Dumfries[...]


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