The Façade Awards UK 2020 are open for entries!

Free to enter, the Façade Awards UK, which will be held on May 21, 2020, will celebrate the very best in façade design across the UK from the past year, as well as promote the creative and innovative use of products or materials.

£83 million worth of tools stolen from tradespeople in the last...

More than £83 million worth of tools have been stolen across England and Wales in the last three years, according to new research from Direct Line for Business, equating to £83,500 of equipment going missing every day.

Negative growth in Q4 rounds off disappointing year for builders merchants

Sales figures for the final quarter of 2019 published today (21 February) in the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) round off a disappointing year for the sector, with a third consecutive quarter of negative growth.

The Guttercrest Group acquires new premises to accommodate rapid growth

Suppler for the construction industry, The Guttercrest Group, has acquired an 11-acre site, previously home to Richard Burbidge, tripling its manufacturing space to accommodate a rapidly expanding workforce and customer demand.

Champion apprentice receives prestigious invite

Newcastle College apprentice Jordan Condren has been invited to the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers Craft Awards Luncheon, following his recent success at WorldSkills UK.

HD Sharman Group acquires ITAC

HD Sharman Group has acquired ITAC, furthering the company’s strategy of serving the commercial roof repair, refurbishment and maintenance sector with outstanding product systems and services.

Health and safety investment puts Russell Roof Tiles on top

Russell Roof Tiles has become one of the first concrete roof tile manufacturers to adapt to new health and safety standards ahead of schedule.

National Insulation Association annual conference and gala dinner announced

The National Insulation Association (NIA) will hold its Annual Conference and Gala Dinner on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham.

Immigration restrictions threaten construction delivery, says FMB

Federation of Master Builders (FMB) chief executive, Brian Berry has given his thoughts on how the points-based immigration system launched today (February 19) will threaten the construction industry.

Façade panels blown off Angel Gardens tower block

Three panels have been blown off the 36-storey skyscraper in Manchester, during high winds, leading to the council closing adjacent roads for safety reasons.