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The Long History of Industrial Concrete Flooring

If you mention the word “concrete” most people might think of motorways, or dreary faceless building façades.  However, did you know that the Roman Coliseum was made of concrete?  Yes, that’s right; one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions was actually made of a material that many people consider dull and utilitarian. Although concrete […]

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Partnership formed between industrial concrete contractors

Two companies, Twintec Industrial Flooring and Llevell Laser Floors, have formed a strategic partnership for the design and construction of industrial concrete flooring throughout South Africa. The Twintec Group is recognised as a world leader in steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) ‘jointless’ floor slabs design and construct in excess of 6 million m² worldwide each […]

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Steel industry calls for British building boost

Business leaders within the British steel industry have launched a campaign for domestic firms to be favoured for contracts awarded under the government’s National Infrastructure Plan. The Rebuilding Britain campaign received its launch on Thursday, February 7, and also calls for further work to be awarded to firms based across the Irish Sea. At the […]

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Workington microbrewery work gets underway

Construction work has commenced on an exciting large microbrewery project in Workington, after the local council granted a change of use license for the old farm on the site. The former agricultural buildings at Calva Farm will be replaced with a state of the art brewery facility. Work is already under way too, with the […]

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Recycling centre to close for refurbishment

One of London’s major recycling centres is to close throughout October, as it is subject to a complete refurbishment costing nearly a quarter of a million pounds. The Barrowell Green Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Winchmore Hill, will see the “crucial” modernization, as the facility looks to improve services to local residents. The expansive […]

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Fast-track housing plans in bid to boost construction

New plans by the government are hoped to boost the fortunes of the construction industry, largely by removing planning obstacles to fast-track housing developments. The measure will allow developers to refer their applications to the Planning Inspectorate. In cases of local authorities being slow in processing applications, threatening the project’s viability, they are likely to […]

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Opening date set for new Library of Birmingham

As the completion of the new Library of Birmingham approaches, the public opening date has been announced. The new library, which replaces the both maligned and iconic Central Library, will open for business on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The principal contractor, Carillion, will actually release the new building to Birmingham City Council next April. However, […]

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EDF cleared to build temporary nuclear structure at Hinkley Point

Last week saw EDF win clearance to build a £50 million temporary jetty, which it will use to land materials for the construction of a new nuclear power station. The new nuclear facility, proposed for the Hinkley Point C site in West Somerset, has not yet been given the all clear though. The approval of […]

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Refurbishments at Pinewood calls for flooring with a star performance

As part of its multimillion redevelopment programme, Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire is undergoing some major refurbishments. One such significant change is the reclassification of a number of studios. Two studios undergoing such a reclassification are Studio J and Studio K. Both sites will be changing from film sets to TV sets, and this requires a […]

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Industrial concrete floor becomes tourist attraction

In March 2011, much of northern Japan was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country. As well as the horrendous loss of life, billions of pounds worth of damage was caused to the country’s infrastructure, with swathes of the coastline being torn apart. Much of the debris from the crisis is presently […]

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