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Conservatory installed values up by 9%
New findings from Palmer Market Research reveal that the total installed value of the UK conservatory market jumped by 9% to £1.05 billion last year – the highest level since...
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Construction activity rises slightly in October, but optimism falls to lowest for almost five years
UK construction companies signalled that business conditions remained subdued during October. Output growth was largely confined to house building, which partly offset lower volumes of civil engineering and commercial activity....
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Construction Growth in Q3 but weak orders worrying
The Construction Products Association’s Construction Trade Survey for Q3 shows that despite rising costs and diverging performance across sectors, the industry extended its run of growth to 18 quarters.The survey...
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Hotel and leisure, retail, and civils bright spots amid overall drop in construction starts
The value of work starting on site in the three months to September was 15% lower than during the same period a year ago, according to the latest Glenigan Index....
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Three quarters of UK builders under threat from ‘cowboy clients’
Three quarters of construction SMEs say ‘cowboy clients’ are hampering their business, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s UK-wide...
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Healthy quarterly figures for joinery undermined by long-term question marks over skills and construction growth
The BWF’s Joinery State of Trade Survey Q3 2017 has indicated that the medium-term prospects of the joinery industry remain sound, but growing concerns over skill, raw materials and the...
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Business as usual’ following MBO
A management buyout (MBO) recently took place at Gloucester-based CDW Systems. The existing senior management team of Richard Smith, Angela Phillips, Jeremy Phillips, Allan Little, Martin Rowe and Mike Davis...
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Latest industry financial performance
A significant divide has opened between supply-only fabricators, fabricators that install, and installers that don’t manufacture, according to a new report from Insight Data.Fabricators that supply only performed the best...
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Energy award winner
Epwin Windows Systems has won the BPF Energy Award 2017 for the facility BPF/F00150 within the Climate Change Agreement. The award was given in recognition of the company’s ongoing commitment...
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Committed to recycling
Camden Group has been certified with the BSI certificate of registration in Environmental Management System. PVCU recycling in 2016 has reportedly reached a new high with 120,392 tonnes being diverted...
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Door lock secrets exposed
Polyframe Livingston teamed up with its local fire crew to deliver training on identifying door locks that can be breached quickly.The Green Watch crew from Livingston Fire Station visited Polyframe’s...
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Popular Pigs and the Pitcher and Piano
Even the miserable weather couldn’t stop the hoard of Pigs descending on Pitcher and Piano at Brindley Place in Birmingham on Thursday 19 October 2017; it was the fourth and...
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Entrepreneur shortlist
Neil Ginger and Victoria Brocklesby, founders of Origin, have been jointly shortlisted in the Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year category at the NatWest Great Entrepreneur Awards 2017. The...
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Celebrating success with Spikey
Veka celebrated the achievements of its Burnley-based workforce with the help of Dave Spikey (of Phoenix Nights fame) for the company\'s second annual ‘Pride of Veka’ event.Head of HR Gabriela...
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