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EEPB backs Retro Expo as plans are unveiled for leading retrofit show

altThe Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings (EEPB) has signed up as a leading strategic partner for Retro Expo, the UK’s leading exhibition and conference dedicated to low carbon refurbishment.

The collaboration will result in the EEPB bringing together many of the key trade associations and industry bodies live at Retro Expo, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from 5-6th November. EEPB coordinates action across the diverse supply chains to promote energy efficiency retrofit in buildings and overcome barriers. Membership includes leading Green Deal Providers such as Kingfisher, Knauf, nPower and British Gas as well as not for profit organisations such as the National Energy Foundation, the Association for the Conservation of Energy and Warm Zones.

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Special ‘Invasive Plants – Myths and Legends’ Seminar comes to Manchester

The original Japanese Knotweed Solutions Company (JKSL), based in Radcliffe, is hosting a special all-day seminar next month to examine the myths and legends of what is arguably the most damaging invasive species found on UK shores.

‘Invasive Plants – Myths and Legends’, to be held on 22 May 2013 at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), will feature a number of discussions, question and answer sessions and presentations from guest speakers including, the founder and Chief Executive of JKSL, Mike Clough, Professor John Moverley OBE from the Amenity Forum, Richard Shaw of CABI, Rob Simpson of BASIS, and Derek Smith of Ragwort UK.

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Latest UK Concrete Show breaks all records

The third UK Concrete Show achieved record-breaking numbers of attendees, exhibitors and an increase in show area of almost 50% according to organisers', Marwood Events.

The 2013 show attendance of 4732 was up by 33% from 2012 following the move to the NEC from the Ricoh Arena and for the first time the show featured an extensive outside equipment display area alongside the 8000m2 of indoor space.

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National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC), Swindon

For those dreaming of building their own home, planning to renovate, trying to evaluate different green technologies or even have a construction project that's stalled -  The National Self Build and Renovation Show at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon is a must visit.

The Show runs from the 12th - 14th April 2013 (9:30am - 5pm).

Across the three days visitors will have the opportunity to attend exciting seminars, meet product manufacturers, listen to educational talks, visit example life size houses, take informative audio tours and meet a raft of experts – all on hand to answer any questions.

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Construction News Specialists Awards

The CN Specialists Awards are our way of recognising, on a national platform, the very best of the best, and giving you the opportunity to shout about it. Winning recognition for the great work you do feels fantastic, and winning even more work because you've won an award for all the great work you do is even better.

The winners of our 2012 awards have told us that the benefits of winning a Construction News Specialists Award go far beyond the celebrations on the night. Having a trophy from the only national awards for specialist contractors in your cabinet helps you stand out when bidding for work, and staff love working for an award-winning company.

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