Research project to create new materials from recycling’s waste products

Plans for Scotland’s first hazardous soil treatment centre announced  Heriot-Watt University has joined forces with Brewster Bros, a leading recycling business based in Livingston, to create new materials from the residual waste left over during the recycling process.   Recycled clay can account for up to 25% of the output Continue Reading

Aggregate Industries strengthens asphalt offering with quartet of new products

Leading construction materials supplier Aggregate Industries has today launched four new products, further bolstering its asphalt offering. The four asphalts – SuperLayer®, SuperPath, SuperSAMI and SuperCurve® – will give specifiers even more scope to find the perfect solution for their specific requirements. SuperLayer SuperLayer is a specially designed asphalt mix Continue Reading

3 Things to Keep in Mind About Selecting the Right Plywood for Concrete Formwork

Impressive structures like the San Diego library can achieve such greatness because of expert concrete formwork. This formwork isn’t possible without the use of structural plywood forming panels. Contractors must select plywood for concrete formwork from companies like Doka Formwork Plywood to see the same high-quality result. There are some Continue Reading

£636m Market Value – A 15% drop for Panelised Modular Building Systems

The panelised modular building systems market in the UK was worth £753m in 2019. It is worth noting that due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, AMA Research are forecasting that contractors’ output is expected to be down by 20% in 2020. As a result of this downward turn, the panelised modular building systems market will also experience a decline Continue Reading

What is modular construction and is it the future of the construction industry?

The construction industry is under repair, and it is changing drastically. With housing demands continuously growing, the construction industry is facing some huge hurdles. One of the biggest challenges is that the once-efficient building methods won’t create structures quickly enough. Construction methods require a much-needed upgrade, especially with the growing Continue Reading

Hygienic materials guide published to support specifiers

A series of guides for specifiers have been launched to explain the hygienic properties of materials that can be used for surfaces and protective screens. Bringing together a suite of options, they are organised into categories based on their performance and potential uses. They were developed by materials supplier James Continue Reading