22 balconies installed in a day + Timber Expo review + latest news from Buildingtalk

  • 3 Sep 2014

Latest products, projects stories, news and comments from Buildingtalk Editor, Howard Chapman

Sapphire Balustrades demonstrate the value of offsite construction

Follow the link to detailsof the Sapphire Balustrades record-breaking demonstration of the value of offsite construction, with an entire residential project’s pre-assembled balconies being installed in a single day!  

We also explain the benefits of plasterboard in steel frame construction; the benefits of combining BIM and digital prototyping; and a step-by-step video guide to installing render.

We are encouraging all those involved in specifying and supplying timber to visit Timber Expo next month for 2 days packed with the latest products, innovations and developments. Alongside the Exhibition there are free seminars, ToolBox Talks, Timber Awards, plus the Buyers & Specifiers Forum – which is a great way to do business.  Register here for the show.

On the jobs front we have news that industry vacancies up 8% in July, 33% in last 12 months – and there is a boom in UK white-collar construction workers wages, especially architects.

And finally, every white van man or women should check-out the latest Infographic that shows the real costs of transport and how to make big savings.




Step-by-step video guide to installing Alumasc Silicone Render


Boy 10 cuts safety rope to stop building noise so construction worker dangling from 8th floor

Recruitment firm Hays posted a sharp increase in earnings as demand for construction jobs soar – free JOBsearch

Read latest PSB Magazine online, includes ‘Green Space Tackles Anti-social Behaviour’

Consumer confidence rises more than expected in August – matching June’s nine-year high

Simple fire safety compliance solution for open plan homes via almost invisible fire suppression!

Demand for Gherkin & HSBC Tower shows London City property booming with overseas investors

Falling wages mask booming pay rises in white-collar UK construction industry especially architects

UK construction jobs boom – vacancies up 8% in July, 33% in last 12 months – check out JOBsearch

UK echo barriers reduce construction noise at new World Trade Centre in New York

Battle to control your home heating as Google launch Nest smart thermostat to cut UK bills

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