Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes Get cracking with fracking is the message from the UK Prime Minister this week as an energy supply crisis looms. After years of dithering, including by Ed Miliband when he was Energy Minister, we are facing the prospect of power shortages. So tax incentives to councils are part of a[…]
Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes We begin this first Buildingtalk newsletter of the year with a quick look back at some of 2013’s most read stories. Almost 500 readers used the link to the Buildingtalk website to read all about the Geberit toilet installed at The Shard, with this highest loo in Europe featuring in[…]
A construction video showcasing the work undertaken for the project is available to view on Centriforce’s YouTube Channel.
Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes House building news this week: latest ONS statistics show that new residential construction orders are up 41.6% and are now nearly 20% of all construction output. Planning permissions for new homes are up 33%, the highest since 2007. With London’s population growing faster than anytime in history, Boris Johnson[…]
Jacob said: I am so grateful for the opportunity that Novus has given me and thankful to Bromford for putting me forward for it. Working for a reputable company such as Novus means doors will certainly open up for me in the future. This opportunity has given me the boost I needed.
The changes have been brought about after concerns in the industry that some of the material is not meeting the standards of BS 1088:2003: Marine Plywood, defined to ensure a high quality material. The Timber Trade Federation now requires all of its members to comply with BS 1088, stating that products must be of suffient[…]
As usual, you should turn to the BBC for the best objective at-a glance’ review of the Autumn Statement, and for interesting comment, Robert Preston is always good for the money. If you want to read the 130 pages of the actual report you can get this for £45 from HM Treasury or just[…]
The literature details the variety of fit-out interior products that the company produces, including ceiling tiles and grids, drywall and dry lining components, aluminium partitioning systems and integrated doors. The portfolio is available from SAS depots across the UK and is designed to advise on accurate installation methods whilst keeping costs down.
The research found that value growth in the SIPS market and rising volume demand for open panel timber frame will continue to drive healthy growth for off-site manufacturers and timber suppliers in 2014. Wood panels are set to continue to gain share as housebuilders increasingly adopt timber frame as a more cost effective method of[…]
Debates about sustainability do not occur in a vacuum. Population growth is one variable that can put huge pressure on the environment and, if the figures from the Office for National Statistics are anything to go by, then that pressure is only going to increase in the UK. According to the ONS’s latest figures, the[…]