70% rise in contracts – how to make the most of growth in 2014

  • 28 Jan 2014

Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes…

Balfour Beatty offer advice on how to make the most of a year now promising growth and opportunity.

The exhibition season kicks off next month with Build It LIVE: UK offering products, seminars and advice on building or renovating individual homes.

Ken Livingstone and Kevin McCloud will be speaking at Ecobuild at ExCeL London in March at what looks like an interesting seminar programme held during this major UK exhibition. 

We have included Ecobuild previews from Klober and Eurocell profiles below – you can follow the links for full details.

If you are exhibiting and have something new at the show, do send details so we can include them on the Buildingtalk website and perhaps feature them in our special Ecobuild preview promotion next month.

Finally, for all you plumbers out there, here is a link to details about World Plumbing Day on March11th.


Balfour Beatty comment on strategies for growth in an improving market

Roofing airtightness and solar installation demonstrations at Ecobuild

Radiator guard brochure launched featuring infection prevention study

Façade insert window launched in three formats from Schueco UK

Fully integrated door and window system to be displayed at Ecobuild

Lambda controls feature in new energy efficient biomass stove range

New INSUL8ED energy saving and mold inhibiting emulsion paint

Gypsum fibre board supplier breaks UK sales records in 2013

Tempo LST radiators prevent accidental burns at care home village

Materials technology company re-launches its brand name and identity


Encon Group launches new academy designed for employee training

Web based security management system monitors key control at Gatwick

Solid timber panelled doorsets specified for university refurbishments

Fire detection technology solution installed at London junior school

Timber and building suppliers are offering a new Valentines promotion

Façade panels chosen for use at Birkenhead health centre

External wall insulation system fitted for ECO funded housing project

Windows and doors site includes dedicated information for specifiers

Electromechanical locking system for bank security designed by ASSA

Find a new job in construction via Buildingtalk JOBsearch

Latest from FASTRAK CAD


Barbour ABI report £6bn contracts awarded in Dec, 70% up on same month last year 

Value of UK construction industry up 67% in the last 12 months

Ken Livingstone at Ecobuild talking about a ‘Blueprint for a resilient city’ 

Heathrow Terminal 2 is UK’s first airport to be awarded BREEAM rating

ISGplc help with Barca footie stadium revamp

EU scraps targets forcing Britain to build wind farms so UK free to go Nuclear and use Fracking  

Only 626 households used Green Deal in a year that government predicted 10k

More about World Plumbing Day, March 11th 2014

Scientist given €1m to build UK’s first plant for turning human waste into ‘biocoal’






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