The big rise in house building is beginning to fuel significant growth right across the construction sector. A jump of 33% in industry new orders during the April-June period was the biggest increase since records began in 2005 and means medium term growth is looking more secure.
Vince Cable announced a new £150m fund to boost low carbon building, whilst current new wind and solar farms construction is already contributing to the improved outlook.
Some economists are flagging up concerns that big house price increases in the short term could get us back into a damaging debt cycle. However, UK house building rate still needs to double to meet demand.
Companies that have invested in new products during the recession are now doing well. One example is Frame Wise who are launching a new timber panel solution at Timber Expo. This has also just won the 2013 TTJ Timber Innovation Award so well done.
If you want to get inspired by new products and opportunities right across Europe and beyond, why not visit BATIMAT 2013 the world’s biggest building and architecture exhibition, with 400k visitors expected to visit 3,500 exhibitors, all on one site in Paris in November. Buildingtalk is promoting the show in the UK, so look out for more details out shortly.
And a final reminder to register to visit Timber Expo, at the NEC, Birmingham, 24/25th September – see you there! Check out our Top 10 Stories, Case Studies, Top Tweets. Follow the links for more details and downloads.
Follow the links below for more details and downloads from this weeks top product stories, case studies, features and Tweets.
Barcelona’s Gran Vía Business Centre has seen managers choose SMARTair® wireless access control system to protect their premises.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Articles, Building Industry News, Case Studies, Doors, Health & Safety, Posts, Security and Fire Protection
Breathing Buildings is celebrating after its new energy efficient NVHR® was named Ventilation Product of the Year at the HVR Awards 2018.Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Roofs, Ventilation
The Kingspan OPTIM-R Roofing System has provided a slim, lightweight and highly thermally efficient solution for the Garden Museum in London.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Insulation, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs
Futurebuild has expressed its excitement at partnering with and welcoming Vision to the 2019 event, providing a London focused seminar programme.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Exhibitions and Conferences, Posts, Seminars