All Materials articles – Page 2

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    News

    Lafarge hives off more of its gypsum business

    2011-07-22T15:08:00Z

    Construction products giant sells its Australian operations for £109m

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    Features

    Sustainability: From start to finish

    2011-07-22T00:00:00Z

    Sustainability means more than how a finished building performs - how the materials start and end their lives is increasingly important. Building looks at the challenges faced when trying to go green and how three sectors are adapting

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    News

    Tata Steel to cut 1,500 jobs

    2011-05-20T14:48:00Z

    Group cites market “weakness” and uncertainty over carbon cost rises

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    Features

    We are living in a materials world

    2011-03-04T00:00:00Z

    Contractors find themselves between a rock and a hard place - the rock is the relentless rise of raw materials; the hard place is feeble demand and low margins. But is there anything they can do about it?

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    News

    EC Harris warns of insolvencies as material prices soar

    2011-02-16T09:24:00Z

    QSs predict tender price rises but warns of cut-throat bidding and material price increases

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    Thermal insulation

    2010-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Walltite spray foam insulation from BASF Polyurethanes was used to provide a high level of thermal insulation at minimal thickness in the conversion of an 18th century house in North Yorkshire

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    Damp protection

    2010-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Cavity Trays has designed a bespoke damp protection system for the doors and windows of an apartment development faced in blue lias stone with projecting Hamstone features.

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    Empire State Building window refurb: The empire strikes back

    2010-09-03T00:00:00Z

    Manhattan’s Empire State Building is leaking air and carbon by the tonne. But a project to reduce heat loss and solar gain from its 6,514 windows has raised its green credentials - and drastically lowered its energy bill