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How did the floods affect British construction output?

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17th Apr 2014

Last week, official figures were published outlining a sharp decrease in construction output during February 2014 in the UK. Officially, the winter of 2013-2014 has been recognised as the wettest winter on record. The unprecedented February flooding has been cited as the primary cause in ...read more

Moving Mountains to build a Greener London

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11th Mar 2014

S Walsh the London Building Materials and construction services provider has secured a long term agreement with Imerys Minerals Ltd (IML) to develop the secondary aggregates market in the South East of England. IML's china clay production in Cornwall generates millions of tonnes of ...read more

How can the UK inspire more youngsters into a career in construction?

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3rd Mar 2014

With the announcement from Randstad earlier today that a further 150,000 more employees will be needed to support the construction requirements of the UK population (which is estimated to reach 74.5 million by 2050), as a whole can the UK inspire more young people into a role in the construction ...read more

British Zero Carbon House Featured on BBC

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22nd Jan 2014

A zero carbon house in Balsall Heath, Birmingham was featured on the BBC website this week, bringing more exposure to new, ground-breaking sustainable construction technology, and highlighting the requirements of the UK Code for Sustainable Homes. The refurbishment of the 1840s Victorian ...read more

RIBA Awards 2013 - Blog 2 - The Slip House

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20th Dec 2013

Today we cast our eyes over to The Slip House – a research centre for sustainable building, designed by Carl Turner Architects. The private build has been designed to meet the criteria for Level 5 of the ‘Code for Sustainable Homes' energy saving trust – and features ...read more

RIBA Awards 2013 - Blog 1 - North London Hospice

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12th Dec 2013

In the run up to the new year, we will look back at the 2013 RIBA Awards for Architecture. Today, we delve into the award winning North London Hospice by AHMM – an acclaimed architecture firm based in Old Street, London. The design brings functionality and natural light to the ...read more

Leicestershire solar house goes on sale

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4th Oct 2013

The first house to be fully powered by solar energy has been put on the housing market for £1.2million. Situated in Great Glen, Leicestershire the five-bedroom property solely relies on energy collected by hybrid solar panels during the summer to provide electricity and hot water ...read more

How far will the 150 million pound energy boost affect the construction industry?

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17th Sep 2013

Earlier this month, The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) announced that, via the ‘Low Impact Building Innovation Platform', it would be investing £60 million into current construction energy projects currently in development. These energy projects will also benefit from further ...read more

UK economy progress in July linked to rise in house building output

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9th Aug 2013

A recent report has suggested that a large proportion of economy growth in the UK during July was largely due to the increase in house building output, which is said to have risen by 2.2% between June and July 2013. The volatility of the construction industry has previously affected the ...read more

How is Crossrail helping the British economy?

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30th Jul 2013

Whether you're on the Tube, walking through Trafalgar Square, or enjoying a ride on a rickshaw, it's more than likely that you'll overhear at least one person eulogising about the Crossrail project to his or her mates this week in London. 8,000 people are currently working across 40 ...read more

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