BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
My favourite comment after the clear Tory majority win in the UK General Election last week was: No more Balls from Labour – and no Scottish Nanny putting us all on the naughty step. I couldnt possibly comment, but I do believe it was a good result for the construction industry. Ive listed below just some of the Government pledges that will help promote UK construction.
However, we still face a number of key challenges, not least how to solve the current housing shortfall. Despite housebuilders having the best results since 2007 (40k homes were registered in Q1, up 18% on 2014, says NHBC), PSB Magazine explains why a single strategy wont be enough to solve the issue.
Next week I will be at THE VAULT showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week. I will be live online via the new Periscope technology, promoted via Twitter, to interview interior designer Gary Wheeler. If you have an iPhone or iPad, do follow Buildingtalk on Twitter and you will get a live link prompt next Thursday lunchtime, 21st May. You can comment live during the interview but do keep it clean or I will be in trouble.
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Quantum are unveiling an exciting new product, set to create a new benchmark for pedestrian safety: Quantum Plus-Tread.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Facility Management & Building Services, Floors, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Posts
Visqueen has added a range of fresh roles for its workforce, consisting part of its strategy for the year that will continue to enhance the company’s offering to the industrial sectors.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Damp & Waterproofing, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Plumbing, Posts, Recruitment
Wrightstyle, the advanced steel and aluminium glazing company, has won a contract to work on a sixth Crossrail station.Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Curtain Walling, Doors, Glazing, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows
Fire door & window partition systems specialists Aluprof and fire glass experts Pyroguard have teamed up for an ambitious testing programme for a new, cost-efficient, non-insulated, slimline fire-resistant glazing system.Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Systems, Curtain Walling, Doors, Glass, Glazing, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection, Walls