Building big profits + 7 reasons to visit Ecobuild

  • 3 Mar 2015

Round-up of latest construction industry news

Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk

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The latest Buildingtalk Newsletter highlights 7 good reasons to visit Ecobuild, plus how big industry profits are being driven by house building growth, and help for specifiers on roof safety.

Ecobuild 2015 is the future of design, construction and the built environment

7 reasons to visit Ecobuild

Ecobuild is on at Excel in London this week our 7 top reasons to visit plus video highlights below.

We also have a video from Alutec on aluminium rainwater specification and BIM at Ecobuild.

Spectus will be displaying housing through the ages on Epwins stand N2080 + we have details on CPDs from Stroma at the show.

Building safety

Help from NARMs latest guidance on non-fragile rooflights and walk-on rooflights to help specifiers to avoid hazards caused by confusing these.

We also look at potential impact of a global approach to Health andamp; Safety in the construction sector and how glazing systems protect shopping centres from terrorist attacks

Big profits from housebuilding

Twitter was awash with good economic news last week.

New homes built in UK are up 10%, the highest total since 2007, and 217k affordable homes have been built since 2010.

Not surprising that there are big profits at Bovis Homes, and over andpound;1bn of house sales in 6 months for Galliford Try.

With UK unemployment and inflation still falling plus pay up 2.4% – maybe its a good time to have an election.


Video highlights inspire new visitors to Ecobuild 2015

Improving poorly performing properties across UK housing sector

Energy logger monitors hospital electrical consumption

New access control system offers standalone single door control

Work for 25% longer with cordless tools from Festool

New window systems with thermal insulation to Passive House levels


Aluminium rainwater specification andamp; BIM experts at Ecobuild


New insulation system means clean lines for penthouse roof terrace

How glazing systems protect shopping centres from terrorist attacks

Concrete block paving improves hard landscaping for schools

Glazing solution provides thermal and acoustic control for London refurbishment

Fabric structure brings new life to iconic shipyard buildings


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