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Construction Update
May 2017
Please see Construction Update’s May 2017 issue, traditionally the biggest and best issues of the year showcasing the most exciting Products, Services and Innovations in the Building and Design Industry.
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Exciting times ahead for access specialists

Two of the UK’s leading manufacturers of access solutions have joined the home security expert ERA. Bilco UK, manufacturers of speciality access products, was acquired in June 2016 by Amesbury Truth, a subsidiary of London based Tyman Plc. In March 2017 Howe Green Ltd, manufacturers of metal fabricated access covers, was acquired by the group to support Bilco’s offering for “access all areas”.

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Buckbootz by Buckler Boots is one of the most recognisable safety footwear products in the UK and Northern European markets. The first ever EN S5 standard boot of this type was created by Buckler Boots in 2007 and launched in the UK and selected mainland Europe markets in 2008. Ten years of continuous and ongoing development has created a boot which has revolutionised the perception of safety wellies and brought completely new levels of user comfort, safety and durability to thousands of people working in cold, wet and arduous conditions.

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Concrete and Composites: A Powerful Partnership

At the end of 2016, the UK government unveiled a record infrastructure spend pipeline of £500 billion-plus, £300m of which will be invested by 2020/21[1]. Composite materials play a growing role in this, with expected growth in the construction industry of 42-78% by 2020 (to £510-640m) and £1240-1520m by 2030[2].

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Chantelle Lighting
Bringing the outdoors in.

As we well and truly settle into 2017, the suspected trends are beginning to take a firm grip in the interiors world. In the modern home we are choosing to incorporate the Scandi style, in the form of pale wood furniture and clear glass lighting to give the space a clean, uncluttered feel. Bars and restaurants are adding a pop of colour to their projects, breathing life and fun into a room.

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’What’s New at Aluprof’

Key to success for any business today is the ability to be flexible and meet customers changing requirements, this is particularly relevant in the rapidly moving UK construction industry. Over the last few years Aluprof have grown significantly in UK by meeting this need whilst completing all the necessary standards and regulations.

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GeoCeramica® a game-changer for gardens and driveways

Brett Landscaping has introduced GeoCeramica®, a new product range which integrates porcelain with an innovative pre-bonded drainage mortar base. This brand-new development in paving vastly increases the ease-of-installation and long-term durability of porcelain paving in the UK market.

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There are legal and Regulatory obligations to provide appropriate toilets in buildings to which the public have access. But often, installation takes longer than necessary- costing time and money- just because the process has not been thought through and co-ordinated.

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