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Re-roofing tips, consumer law changes, plus latest Election poll

  • 21 Apr 2015

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Construction industry opinion survey

UK Election chaos, getting re-roofing right, consumer law changes + new products and projects

The latest construction industry opinion survey conducted by UK Construction Week shows that though the Tories are top, a big majority say the needs of the construction industry have been ignored by the key political parties.

We also offer a round-up of General Election promises and how they could affect construction contractors.

But just as construction business start-ups begin to outstrip closures for the first time in 4 years, many now fear that post-Election chaos and compromises will jeopardise this progress.

What do you think? Do Email me your comments and I will include them in our Buildingtalk Election Blog that begins next week.

Tips on safe and legal domestic re-roofing

Feature articles

  • tips on safe and legal domestic re-roofing
  • how condensation andamp; mould can be avoided in different design situations
  • how the biggest shake up of consumer law for a generation will affect the glass andamp; glazing industry and building products

Video of the Week

  • final video from Pilkington in their interesting series on how float glass is made.

Glazing frame for rooflights and canopies with pitches as low as 5¡

Product News

  • glazing frame for rooflights and canopies with pitches as low as 5¡
  • fabric ductwork system that saves HVAC costs
  • new fasteners for Mandamp;E contractors.

Project Stories

  • thermal break benefits for PFI projects
  • special rooflight solution for motorway services
  • access for all via wheelchair platform lift at Yorks railway museum

Nine event sections at UK Construction Week

Update on Construction Industry Events

UK Construction Week

6-8 October at NEC Birmingham

  • Plant andamp; Machinery Live will showcase the latest lifting, handling, demolition and earth moving products on the market at UK Construction Week
  • HVAC 2015 will showcase whats new for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning sector at UK Construction Week

Vision London at Olympia, London 2 – 3 June 2015

Vision London

2 – 3 June at Olympia

  • Technology Talks offered alongside the Vision London exhibition, is a free-to-attend seminar focusing on the use of technology across the Built Environment.

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