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Timber Expo set to address safety and quality in buildings @TimberExpo

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A unique show designed to bring together the leading voices of the construction industry for all in the
built environment

Timber Expo, the UK’s only event dedicated exclusively to Timber, announces its return to Birmingham NEC from 10 – 12 October 2017. Covering a wide range of timber applications, from timber frame through to plywood, CLT and timber cladding, the show will explore the latest developments across the industry as well as new products and innovations from around Europe, for all in the built environment.

Accoya® Wood Successfully Recertified with Cradle to Cradle Gold certification @Accoya


• Accoya wood retains Gold Standard Cradle to Cradle for the seventh year running
• The high performance wood also retains Platinum standard in the Cradle to Cradle Material Health classification
• Accoya ranked amongst one of  the top products on Google’s Healthy Materials Portal Portico

Accoya, the world-leading high performance sustainable wood product, has been successfully re-awarded Gold status by the prestigious Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Product Innovation Institute, in recognition of its sustainable credentials across its lifespan.



Construction underway at Southall Waterside on one of the most complex regeneration sites in Britain

Today (Thursday 20th July) marks the start of construction on an 88-acre West London site which will create 3,750 homes, and one of the best new villages in the capital.

The former gasworks site at Southall is among the most complex regeneration programmes in Britain. It has already required two years of infrastructure work and remediation to start cleaning 250,000 cubic metres of contaminated land, using a soil hospital the size of 12 Olympic swimming pools.

Footballing legend helps RGB raise over £3,500 during charity golf event @RGBArchie

RGB golf day 2017 winning team

Former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Wales footballer Dean Saunders was part of a team from RGB Building Supplies’ Porthleven branch that won the builders merchant’s annual charity golf day on Thursday 6th July.

The day, held at Bovey Castle and organised in association with Exeter City FC, saw 29 teams made up of suppliers, customers and staff take part in the four-ball competition. Over £3,500 was raised for RGB’s chosen charity, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). 

RGB helps primary school develop outdoor education facility @RGBArchie

Holsworthy Primary School

Following a public vote, Holsworthy Primary School has been announced as the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund.

Up against Kingsmead School in Wiveliscombe and Weir Quay Community Water Sports Hub Club in Yelverton, Holsworthy Primary School came out on top and now has £1,000 to spend at RGB’s Holsworthy branch. 


Cheltenham race course

NatraTex, one of the leading brands of hard landscaping products, has recently been used to create a disabled access footpath and viewing area at Cheltenham racecourse.

NatraTex Cotswold is the flagship product of the NatraTex range. It combines the key ingredients from their other hard landscaping products to form a durable, fully bonded, buff coloured natural aggregate surface course.

Ten New Hyundai Machines are Paving the Way for New Homes in London with ODG and Galldris Construction


A host of new Hyundai excavators are helping pave the way for new homes in London with Enfield based firm ODG Plant.

ODG Plant is the plant-hire arm of multidiscipline construction company Galldris Construction, which is working on the massive redevelopment project, centred around Silvertown on the north bank of the River Thames in East London.

Natural slate manufacturer introduces its first BIM objects @WelshSlateLtd

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Leading UK natural slate manufacturer Welsh Slate has launched its first BIM objects to specifiers and contractors.

The company, part of the Lagan Group, has introduced a total of more than 20 BIM architectural objects for roofing, cladding, flooring, walling and paving applications.

Hilson Moran moves into NEO in Manchester @HilsonMoran


Hilson Moran has led the MEP and sustainability design and implementation for the base build of their new office, at the NEO building in Manchester. Formerly known as Bank Tower, the building has been completely refurbished for developer Bruntwood, following which Hilson Moran completed their fit out on the 5th floor. The NEO office spans over 13 floors and reflects the growing position of Manchester as a prominent business and commercial location.