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The recent drop in building work throughout the country might be on its way back up with one in five homeowners saying that they will extend rather than buy new.
Property prices are certainly showing no sign of releasing a few pound signs which has pushed homeowner to look at enhancing what they already have rather than looking for a new property.
According to a new study by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), more than 20% of homeowners with a swelling family will invest in modernising …Read more
Translucent polycarbonate panel manufacturer RODECA has completed its largest UK roofing contract to date.
RODECA are market leaders for innovative transparent building elements with production facilities in Germany and Brazil.
Their polycarbonate roof-lights are an elegant solution to introduce natural daylight into covered spaces.
The manufacturer replaced glass roof-lights in an aircraft hangar at Heathrow airport. Around 1,300m2 of RODECA’s PC 2630 panels have been installed by …Read more
The pressure is on as we come closer-and-closer to the target set by the EU that 15% of all energy should come from a renewable source by 2020.
Companies across various sectors have been embracing a greener ethos however; the greatest and most difficult green transition faces the construction sector.
This being said the sector on the whole has embraced the transition with construction firm Balfour Beatty plc being recognised as a world leader for corporate action on climate change.
Greater …Read more
Eco-driving is no longer a concept exclusive to green enthusiasts and is now a buzzword among light commercial vehicle (LCV) users across the UK.
Many people are becoming aware of fuel consumption, in particular tradespeople who rely on their LCV to get them from a-to-b.
A gruelling two-day mile-per-gallon (MPG) Marathon held this month (October) was designed specifically to put fuel economy performance and eco-driving techniques in the spotlight.
Winning the titles of “Best MPG” …Read more
The British population is swelling and the construction industry could fail to meet future housing demand. Could this be the start of a property shortage crisis?
The latest official figures have highlighted that the UKs population growth has surpassed 400,000 with only 134,460 new properties completed over the same period.
Quite simply; there aren’t enough homes being built to meet the population demand based on a survey by Gocompare.com.
House prices sky-rocketing
The high …Read more