Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
Take a look at the full version of the latest weekly Buildingtalk Newsletter emailed to industry subscribers.
Our video of the week looks at why we should be visiting Ecobuild next month.
Plus a couple of exhibitors set out their stalls with a spotlight on LED quality and new BIM software for designers of timber frames.
News that building detached homes is up 24% and now higher than even during boom in 2007 so a reminder to self-builders and housing developers that it is a good time to visit the Homebuilding andamp; Renovating Show, also on in March.- and see the latest Black Millwork fenestration there too.
Interesting new products include biomass boilers;G-Smatt Glass LEDs built into insulating structures and in-roof PV – all of which generate income.
Plus the latest Admin App for field-based trades.
We also look at ways the industry can tackle the skills gap with new ideas on training opportunities plus BM Trada offer timber visual strength grading courses.
Construction is predicted to grow 5.3% in 2015 and 17.8% by 2018 but will the election hinder prospects? Also, what are the key policy priorities that could impact our industry? Let me have your comments and they will form part of a Buildingtalk feature that I will be emailing to our politicians.
Finally, if you have favourite building or landmark, send a photo and a comment to Saint-Gobain – and you could win a great prize!
10 year high for detached homes built – 24% up andamp; more than during boom in 2007
Construction to grow 5.3% in 2015 and 17.8% by 2018 but will the election hinder prospects?
Well done Building Lives skills Academy helping young people into construction
Building industry UK government 2015-2020 action – FMB key policy priorities
UK economy fastest growth since 2007 – up 2.6% in 2014 from 1.7% in 2013
Survey of 10k Trade professionals shows that white van man is a romantic
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