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Dennis Flower, Editor

Exports weaken but manufacturers optimistic for the year ahead

Exports weaken but manufacturers optimistic for the year ahead

The Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey for the first quarter of 2015 indicates an eighth consecutive quarter of increasing sales for construction product manufacturers. 

Housing starts continue to rise in Q1 2015

Housing starts continue to rise in Q1 2015

The UK housing market has shown an upward trend since October 2012, albeit from a low base caused by the effects of the recession.

NAPIT consumer campaign reaches over one million readers

NAPIT consumer campaign reaches over one million readers

NAPIT’s local newspaper campaign has reached 1.4 million readers in 600,000 households nationwide, bringing advice to householders on using competent, registered installers.

UK scientists suggest space laser could fix renewable energy problems

UK scientists suggest space laser could fix renewable energy problems

A scientist at Dundee University is currently building a laser which will convert sun beams into energy, the Daily Times has reported.

Roger Webb

Low carbon heat report advice on future energy strategy

Following on from its Pathways for Domestic Heating report published in 2013, the Heating & Hotwater Industry Council will publish a new document advising how the next UK government on its energy strategy.

Gort Scott's scheme in Haringey - delivered with backing from the London mayor Boris Johnson’s targeted post-riot regeneration fund and is part of a wider programme overseen by the borough with the GLA’s Design for London team.

£1bn framework contractors appointed

Wates and Willmott Dixon have been appointed to a major £1bn framework agreement in London led by Haringey Council.

Unclaimed building allowance could exceed £2bn

Unclaimed building allowance could exceed £2bn

Catax Solutions’ analysis of HMRC property figures estimates that as much as £2.1bn of tax may have gone unclaimed since the implementation of the Finance Act 2012 in April last year.

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Engineers record high confidence level

An industry survey has shown that 87% of engineers and plumbers questioned reported that they were either very or quite sure about their future prospects.

Industry personnel involved in Worker of Year final

23 September 2014

Two people from the building services sector have been named as finalists within the UK Worker of the Year 2014 initiative.

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    H&V News - 22 April 2015

    H&V News - 22 April 2015

    22 April 2015

    Only in our digital edition - unique news items in this week’s issue include the changes to health and safety procedures within the Construction Design and Management regulations, Ireland’s new flywheel energy storage plant and issues emerging from the incorrect use of push-fit fittings.

    Graham Kelly G&H MD

    Secret of succeeding in the M&E market

    The M&E sector has not been the easiest market to operate in over the last few years, but there are many encouraging examples of those who have continued to grow, such as G&H Building Services.

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    The sustainability of biopropane

    The sustainability of biopropane and its production process has been a clear area of focus throughout the development of the product (“Biopropane could power Britain, Calor Gas says”, H&V News, 22 October).

    Systemair launches AHU integrated heat pump

    Systemair launches AHU integrated heat pump 

    Systemair presents DVU-HP, a new highly energy-effective, fully integrated heating and cooling solution named that uses a reversible heat pump system together with a rotary heat exchanger.

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