MCRMA publishes sustainability guidance document

The Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association has published a new sustainability guidance document.

Construction to grow despite potential supply issues, says CPA

The Construction Products Association’s latest quarterly forecast suggests that output in the industry will grow by a robust 4.3% in 2022, slowing to 2.5% in 2023 compared to the 13.3% seen in 2021.

SIG appoints sales director for national accounts

SIG UK has appointed Jason Hemingway as sales director for national accounts as he returns to the company.

Industry enters 2022 with good availability but supply challenges linger

With the reduction in demand for building products, particularly in domestic repair, maintenance and improvement sector, the industry is entering the new year with relatively good stocks and availability of most products, including timber where prices have also fallen from their peak. 

LGA urges MPs to prevent Building Safety Bill creating a ‘two-tier’...

The Local Government Association is urging MPs to back amendments to the Building Safety Bill, which will protect the future residents of new buildings under 18m not covered by the scope of the document.

London mayor calls for new 12-month construction visas to help meet...

London mayor Sadiq Khan is calling for the government to create a new 12-month visa for construction workers to help London meet its goal of 66,000 new homes a year.

NFRC updates Blue Book with latest guidance

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors has published the Fifth Edition (Revision A) of 'Profiled sheet roofing and cladding—the NFRC guide to design and best practice', which is aimed at designers, managers and estimators.

MCRMA publishes new guidance document on cavity barriers

The Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association has published a new Guidance Document GD36 Cavity barrier for ventilated rainscreen façades.

Construction industry sees boom in November 2021

The Office for National Statistics has found that November 2021 saw the largest rise in monthly construction output growth since March 2021.

BSI publishes new code of practice for fire risk appraisal

The BSI has published a new code of practice for the fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing multi-storey and multi occupied residential buildings.