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NBT signals expansion as woodfibre insulation market heats up

UK supplier of the Pavatex woodfibre insulation range, NBT, has responded to increased demand for natural, breathable insulation materials by expanding its team with the appointment of new sales manager Phil Griffiths.

NBT has been instrumental in raising awareness of the benefits of natural, renewable insulation materials amongst housebuilders, specifiers and contractors, demonstrating the thermal performance and building comfort of breathable systems for both new build and retrofit installations.

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A huge milestone by Mick George Ltd

Throughout the 21-mile stretch of Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme there is evidence of the substantial progress being made by the A14 Integrated Delivery Team (IDT), a joint venture between Costain, Skanska, Balfour Beatty, Atkins/Ch2M and their supply chain partners, at every juncture.

One company that plays a major part in the project’s ongoing success, is local construction specialist Mick George Ltd, which this week has reached a landmark in the project’s timeline, having supplied their one-millionth tonne of aggregates to the development.

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Aarsleff roots itself with mini piling contract in Beeston

Aarsleff Ground Engineering have been awarded the foundations work on behalf of main contractor J Tomlinson at Dagfa House for the construction of a new residential development with associated landscaping and facilities.

The site is located on Salthouse Lane in Beeston, a town to the south of Nottingham City and consists of former school buildings with associated grounds, split between two separate adjacent sites, within proximity of each other. As part of Hydrogen’s development, a new student residential complex will be constructed, consisting of three independent buildings over two sites.

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FIS appoints Iain McIlwee as Chief Executive

Iain McIlwee has been appointed as the new chief executive of FIS, the trade body which represents the fit-out sector.

Iain will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Association’s long and short-term strategies to the benefit of members and industry, maintaining high profile representation and lobbying with key stakeholders both outside and within the membership.

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A beginner’s guide to rainwater goods for homebuilding and renovating

Galvanized steel guttering is deeper and stronger than plastic, creating a longer lasting rainwater management system that will resist thermal expansion and contraction providing greater joint integrity – ideal in the UK where the weather variations really test gutter joints. And offering greater capacity and better flow/discharge rates (also see UK weather!). Some systems come with manufacturer’s guarantees of 15 years although life expectancy should be more like 25 years. 

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