Extra schools building and Green Deal funding plus UK top solar PV growth
Growth in construction continues apace with English schools building programme now boosted by an extra £2bn on top of the allocated £2.4bn for repairs; UK house building is experiencing the longest period of continuous growth in 8 yrs; and aggregates and asphalt sales are up 17% plus ready mixed concrete sales up 5%.
The UK is also forecast to be largest solar photovoltaic market in Europe as 120 PV farms receive planning approval. And we have links to a Quick Guide to the new £7600 Green Deal Home Improvement Fund that will be available from next month.
Check out the new product and project stories via links from the summaries below. These include a new patented natural ventilation system; SmartWindow building control App; and a dirt barrier protection system.
And finally, with over 10k self-build projects on the go in the UK during 2014 and 20 companies specialising in custom builds, why not get down to Grand Designs Live at Excel, London which opened at the weekend it’s on until the 11th May and the feedback from visitors has been very positive.
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