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Housing developers to work with Scottish Government on fixing cladding issues

THE Scottish Government has confirmed that some of the country's largest housing developers have agreed to work with it to address cladding issues. Holyrood said...

Scotland bans combustible cladding on ‘high-risk’ buildings over 11 metres

DEVELOPERS are to be banned from using combustible cladding on 'high-risk' buildings over 11 metres in Scotland. The move follows legislation to improve fire safety...

Brick clad system certified

SHACKERLEY has announced it has secured a BBA Agrément Certificate for the company’s BrickClad mechanically fixed brick cladding system. Launched last year to allow specifiers...

Collaboration holds the key to tackling cladding challenges

INSITE Group has called on the construction industry to continue working collaboratively in navigating its way through the current cladding challenges amidst ‘more demands...

Timber cladding offers ‘striking’ exterior look

CHARRED Kebony timber cladding has been used on a new luxury development on the outskirts of Rugby in Warwickshire. BoBen Construction’s Bilton Fields project has...

The changing faces of façades

Manufacturing firms, who have always been at the forefront of innovation, are facing challenges that not too long ago, seemed unimaginable. They are being...

McConnell hails success of adding to principal contracting capabilities

KILMARNOCK-headquartered McConnell has revealed the business has strengthened its principal contracting capabilities and is on course to achieve revenues exceeding £20 million. The business, which...

Materials manufacturer pledges support for construction industry charity

CONSTRUCTION materials manufacturer, TN International, has announced it has joined the industry charity CRASH as a corporate patron to support its work in helping...

New careers service launches to tackle ‘chronic’ shortages in roofing and cladding sector

THE National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) has announced the launch of a new careers service to help tackle 'chronic' skill shortages in the...

Cladding specification considerations for BTR developments

By Brian G Newell, chief executive of Shackerley BUILD to rent (BTR) developments have become such a proven property investment model that high-end BTR projects...

Cladding remediation, reports, resources and rumours…

Is Scotland ready and prepared to deal with the recladding of high-rise buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, asks William Barlow,...

McConnell ramps up growth plans with opening of new East Kilbride base

MCCONNELL, previously known as Hugh LS McConnell or McConnell Roofing, has announced it is relaunching the 'McConnell' brand and has opened a new office...

Mott MacDonald appoints new façades director

MOTT MacDonald has appointed Simon Pierce as director of façade engineering, where he will be tasked with leading the UK façades team within the...

Roofing and cladding skills shortage a ‘ticking time bomb’

THE National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) has warned that the skills shortage in roofing and cladding is a 'ticking time bomb'. It comes following...

Documentary looks to ‘change the culture’ within Scottish cladding sector

A film exploring the construction industry’s response to the Grenfell Tower disaster has been produced by a cladding firm with strong roots in Scotland. Made...

Sotech ‘breakthrough’ sees launch of new alternative to terracotta cladding

RAINSCREEN cladding specialist Sotech has launched an alternative to terracotta cladding called the Optima XTR Contour range. Named Contour in reference to an 'irregular, bespoke'...

Cladding panels offer first class solution at university building

CLADDING panels from Proteus Facades feature prominently on Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) new centre for enterprise and innovation. Proteus explained that higher education providers are...
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Roofing and cladding contractors see rising workloads but material shortages intensify

NEW research has highlighted the impact of material and skills shortages and rising costs in the roofing and cladding industry. The NFRC/Glenigan State of the...
Paul McDevitt

The importance of a ‘golden thread’

FOLLOWING London’s Grenfell Tower disaster, a review by Dame Judith Hackitt made key proposals relating to the reform of building safety. This has resulted...
Highrise recladding

Re-cladding projects gather pace both north and south

BESPOKE cladding systems manufacturer MSP Facades has revealed  the business is seeing an increase in remediation projects – both north and south of the...

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