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Build UK starts 2020 in style with high profile new members

Build UK enters the new year having consolidated its position as the voice of UK construction by welcoming into membership a number of major client and contracting organisations, including Laing O’Rourke and Transport for London (TfL).

This follows a successful 2019 in which the Government-sponsored Construction Leadership Council (CLC) endorsed a number of Build UK initiatives aimed at driving change in construction, breaking new ground in areas such as pre-qualification, contractual practice, and retentions.

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University unveils building brick made from 90% recycled construction waste

A Scottish university has unveiled the world's first building brick that's made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste. 

The K-Briq produces a tenth of the CO2 emissions of a traditional fired brick, uses less than a tenth of the energy in its manufacture and can be made in any colour.

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ASFP announces 2019 Passive Fire Protection Awards

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection announced the winners of the 2019 Passive Fire Protection Industry Awards on Thursday, 5 December at an Awards Lunch held in the Pavilion at the Tower of London. The awards were presented by ITV’s Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins to companies and individuals judged to have contributed to the advancement of the passive fire protection sector.

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New multi-million-pound school facility in Histon

The Mick George Group on behalf of Acrabuild Ltd are set to kick-start a £16m project being led by RG Carter Construction Ltd, that has recently been given the go-ahead in Histon to enhance the existing education facilities.

The infant and junior schools in Histon and Impington will both be enlarged to meet growing demand, amid increased pressure for school places across the Cambridge region which has resulted in some within the catchment area being unable to secure a reception place at the infant school.

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Heritage Cast Aluminium Beaded Deep Run stocked in textured black

In response to a growth in orders for this 115x75mm (4.5x3") deeper profile, Rainclear, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater, roofline and drainage systems are adding it to stock, for next day delivery, in the popular textured black colour. 

An ideal solution for properties that require a rainwater system with extra volume/rainwater flow capacity. This traditional cast aluminium beaded half round profile gutter is made deeper - for a greater flow capacity and is already available in 7 standard RAL textured colours or 25 standard Matt RAL colours in 15 days. 

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