Manitowoc’s Niella Tanaro plant adds new Grove GRT655/655L rough-terrain cranes to production line-up @Manitowoc

The first Grove GRT655L and GRT655 rough terrain cranes have been assembled at Manitowoc’s Niella Tanaro plant. The news comes almost exactly one year after it was announced that GRT880 and GRT8100 rough terrain cranes would begin production from the Italian factory – the first to be produced outside of Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, USA. What’s more, given the success of the production of GRT8100 and GRT880 models from Niella Tanaro, Manitowoc has decided to expand the product portfolio of its European production.

Welsh Slate products help strike the balance between design and crime @WelshSlate

Architectural products feature on the new HQ of an international crime agency.

Natural slate walling and decorative aggregates from Welsh Slate are bringing a soothing calm to the new headquarters of an international crime agency.

Smart Buildings Show 2019 Is Open For Registration! @SmartBuildingsShow2019

London, United Kingdom, August 12th, 2019  – Smart Buildings Show 2019 is now open for registration. The free-to-attend conference and exhibition, which takes place at the Olympia London on the 9th and 10th of October 2019, features its biggest line-up of exhibitors and keynote and CPD-accredited training sessions from some of the biggest names in the smart buildings industry.


With the NHBC reporting the highest number of new home registrations since 2007*, it’s good to see brick manufacturers continuing to increase production numbers, ensuring the supply of British-manufactured bricks keeps pace with demand.

Brick production figures have been consistently rising over recent years and this month’s figures, showing a modest but positive 2.2% rise for the first six months of 2019, demonstrate the result of ongoing investment in the sector.

£195m development of 725 homes announced in Gloucestershire @BovisHomes

Bovis Homes, the FTSE 250 listed housebuilder, has announced plans to build a new £195m development of 725 homes in Twigworth, Gloucester.
The development will include 471 private units ranging from two to four-bedroom houses from the company’s new Phoenix range. In addition, 254 units will be provided as affordable housing, including one and two-bed apartments and two to four-bed homes.

BW: Workplace Experts appoints Commercial Director

BW: Workplace Experts (BW), has announced the appointment of Steve Tucker as Commercial Director. Steve will join newly appointed Managing Director, Max Steward to collaboratively lead a team as part of BW’s agreed strategy for the growth of the business.

The largest and fastest-growing membership group, The IPG, helps shape the future of its members by opening new flagship stores. @ipg_the –

The IPG have united with three of their members, namely Newline Plumbing & Heating Supplies, Plumb Inn, and Gas & Plumb Bits to launch their newfound flagship stores across the UK, this Summer.

The IPG was formed in 2013 with one vision: to bring independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists together, and in turn, to give their customers the opportunity to buy the best brands locally at great prices. Fast forward five years, The IPG’s vision is now implemented across its member locations nationwide with a multitude of excellent brands on board.

CAN Launches ‘Confined Spaces Division’ – Making the Inaccessible Accessible – Safely! @CAN

Structural engineering specialist, CAN, has launched a specialist ‘Confined Spaces Division’, with a dedicated team of confined space technicians, estimators and project management staff. This will open the company’s 20+ years of confined space experience, predominantly requiring the use of complicated rigging and rope access techniques, to a much larger market.

Planning application for 2,300 homes on Meridian Water submitted @MeridianWater

Ambitious plans for up to 2,300 homes and one of London’s most stunning parks on the site of the £6bn Meridian Water scheme have been submitted by Enfield Council.

The application which aims to create a vibrant riverside community is the largest ever submitted to the local authority and has been accompanied by a second application which sets out the strategic infrastructure required to support the new homes being built.


The skilled team DV8 Designs, based at Birchwood Park, have announced that they will partner again with Dawnvale Group, working alongside Sefton Council to transform the historical Southport Market in the popular North West seaside town. Plans are already underway and the project is set to return the site to its former glory and re-establish Southport as a cultural destination for the future.

Ecodek @ecodek

British manufacturer Ecodek have been producing their unique Wood Polymer Composite boards system for over 14 years. In 2018 alone, the production of ecodek® material consumed more than 3600 tonnes of recycled plastic milk bottles and sustainably sourced hardwood fibres.

ecodek® boards are available in three profiles, two finishes and five colours, so suitable for a huge range of applications both commercial and residential. ecodek® can be found across the UK and beyond, in public realm areas such as walkways, bridges, schools, care homes, stadia, restaurants – the list goes on.

Three brands, one objective – safe access all areas @bilcouk @accesspanels @HoweGreen

Three of the UK’s leading access specialists have come together to form the Access 360 portfolio, providing a total manufacturing solution for roof, ceiling, wall and floor access products for the construction industry.

Access 360 comprises Bilco UK, Profab Access and Howe Green.  These well-established brands all have a strong reputation for delivering innovative solutions to address the challenges of safe access within a building or external environment.