The South West has a thriving construction industry with the region predicted to exceed the projected average UK growth rate for 2015 to 2019. The estimated regional average output over this period is 3.6%, considerably higher than the UK predicted rate of 2.9%.

The nation’s media has been reporting on a UK housing crisis for many months, but is there now a climate for change in the industry?

Gypsum fibre dry lining boards from fermacell helped a specialist timber frame manufacturer make a promising start in a new sector.

A brochure highlighting that with fermacell gypsum fibreboard all education specifiers have to choose between is six systems, compared to dozens when using conventional plasterboards, was launched.

Gypsum fibreboard from fermacell was used to dry-line a new primary school to enable the main contractor to accelerate construction.

2016 has been another good year for Newton when it comes to awards.

The winners of the UK Roofing Awards were announced at a ceremony hosted by BBC’s Steph McGovern at the Hilton London Metropole on Friday 13th May 2016.

Celotex, specialist PIR insulation providers with over 90 years of experience in the industry, unveils a new innovative range of flat roofing solutions giving installers a versatile, quality product range. The range comprises three products; Celotex Crown-Bond, Crown-Up and Crown-Fix.

Mark Tomlin, UK Group Sales and Marketing Director at one of Construction United’s Official Partners, SIG plc, discusses the skills gap, and the role that every worker in the industry can play in encouraging new talent to move into the sector.

Contrary to general assumptions, the design process for industrial wood construction can be high quality and fast. The advantages of modular design are clear: dimensionally-accurate wood elements can help improve both the technical design process and collaboration between partners.

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