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.
The BBC DIY SOS Grenfell special has featured Structura UK’s help in delivering a new Community Centre and a replacement Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Cladding, Facades, news, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls
When Powys County Council started receiving complaints about the tiles in the bathroom, it chose Fibo bathroom wall panels to replace the tiles.Posted in Articles, Bathrooms & Toilets, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Interior Design & Construction, Walls
Buildings for education certainly have particularly stringent design requirements, something which this article from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions looks at…Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Ceilings, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation
Abet Laminati have played a part in DIY SOS Grenfell project’s to build the replacement Dale Youth Boxing Club and new Community Centre.Posted in Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Case Studies, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation