21 January 2014

Timber strength grading courses launched for industry employees

The dates for the softwood training and refresher courses are as follows:• 3rd to 7th February• 28th April to 2nd May• 6th to 7th February• 1st to 2nd May The additional Hardwood VSG training course dates are as follows:• 16th to 18th July• 26th to 28th November For more details, visit www/bmtrada.com/technical/training or to book a place, phone 01494 569725 or[…]

  • 21 January 2014

10 January 2014

Architecture Awards held at BATIMAT praises Europe’s best designers

The Platform of Arts and Creativity incorporates unifying abstract cubic forms with a grid of brass profiles Four awards were made from ten shortlisted projects. The outright winner was Platform of Arts and Creativity, Guimarães, Portugal – designed by Pitágoras Aquitectos. This regeneration of the ancient centre of one of Portugal’s most historically important cities[…]

  • 10 January 2014

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17 December 2013

Dulux Trade awards presented to contract painter Kenny Halsall

Kenny was chosen as the overall winner and regional winner for the North West after being nominated by his boss, who praised him for his work ethic and excellent customer service over the past 30 years of his career. The competition was launched in August in order to find contract painters across the country who[…]

  • 17 December 2013

16 December 2013

Heating and ventilation solutions company win at 2013 STEPS awards

The company achieved a total score of 98.93% for the STEPS programme in addition to 100% in the final six months of the monitoring period. Johnson & Starley has now won three awards after being assessed on delivery performance, stockholding, timely arrivals, packaging, labelling and absence of packaging discrepancies.

  • 16 December 2013

13 December 2013

Green build agenda education earns Jewson praise at Marketing Awards

The company has been recognised for its service to educating trade professionals about the green building agenda and the sourcing of sustainable products. The event is organised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Construction Industry Group and celebrates excellence in construction marketing and business development.

  • 13 December 2013

13 December 2013

Construction Marketing Award success for Door Stop International

The achievement comes after the introduction of a series of web-based initiatives, including a Sales Manager tool that enables users to generate leads, sell and take payments online more easily. Door-Stop’s online success has led to an increase in online orders to 97%, whilst the company has gained 540 new customers and the average order[…]

  • 13 December 2013

27 November 2013

Green building skills on show at the Greenbuild Conference

The Trade and Investment delegation showcased the UK’s capabilities and services in sustainable building practices, ranging from consumption and waste reduction solutions, sustainable building practices, through to energy efficiency and building materials. North America has taken a keen interest in the experience of the UK market, propelling British companies to expand their services to North[…]

  • 27 November 2013

26 November 2013

Duggan Morris Architects walk away with Supreme Winner Award for the design of Ortus

Duggan Morris Architects were commissioned to design the learning centre, which incorporates a mix of materials including precast concrete, brick and glass to create a Georgian appearance in terms of scale and proportion. Freshfield Lane First Quality Multi Facings, Selected Dark and Light Facings were chosen to create a blend of colour and variation of[…]

  • 26 November 2013

26 November 2013

Modern Carmelite monastery wins Architect’s Choice Award

Designed by Austin-Smith: Lord architects, the monastery has been built to minimise energy consumption with the introduction of natural ventilation and improved insulation using maximised daylight and solar water heating. Over 200 registered architects and architectural students voted for the building which combined modern elements with traditional monastic design. The Brick Awards showcases the achievement[…]

  • 26 November 2013