Nature reserve hosts TRADA Technology Timber Frame Construction course
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A new nature reserve and Wood Awards winner in 2011 will play host to TRADA Technologys 2013 first ‘mobile’ Timber Frame Construction training course.

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Business leaders press for measures to boost construction
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Business has called for “radical” measures to boost growth and restore confidence in the Budget, with tax cuts for companies and a push on infrastructure.

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UK construction shrinks sharply in February
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British construction output took its steepest fall in three years in February, confirming fears that January’s contraction was not just a snow-related blip.

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Funding flop is crippling construction, warns FMB – Latest News – Fenland Citizen
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A quarter of SME building firms have missed out on contracts because they can’t secure vital funding, with many claiming banks and building societies are “actively discriminating” against construction companies, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.

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Meeting needs of animals in building design
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It is a sad fact more than half of livestock buildings in the UK – new or old – are not fit for purpose. But building design has made great strides over the past decade, and with a bit of foresight farmers really can produce something which meets the needs of their business, their animals, […]

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Snow blamed for construction dip
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The construction industry managed growth of 0.9% in the final three months of 2012, breaking a year-long run of decline. But January’s figures — likely to have been impacted by heavy snow across much of the UK — revealed a 6.3% slide in output, putting the industry in danger of a plunge back into the […]

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Solar Roofing Materials | MIT Technology Review
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Integrating solar cells into building materials could make solar power more attractive to homeowners.

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Roofing Types and Materials
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Wondering what roofing material to use for your home? Depending on the purpose of the roof, our contractors will be able to point you in the right direction and install a new roof on your home.

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Ikea chocolate cake contaminated by SEWAGE: Confectionary taken off the menu in 23 countries after disgusting discovery
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Furniture giant Ikea has taken chocolate cake off the menu at stores in 23 countries worldwide after it was found to contain bacteria found in human faeces.

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Fergus Ewing backs construction at UK Timber Frame Association conference
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On the day the Scottish Government announced £38m investment in the Scottish housing market, Fergus Ewing MSP, Minster for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, addressed the construction industry at the UK Timber Frame Association’s (UKTFA).

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Planning rules on extensions to be relaxed ‘to boost economy’
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The government wants to get planning officers “off people’s backs” with a relaxation of current rules in England.

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