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£4 billion for academies signals more work for contractors

A £4 billion plan is now out to tender to get academies designed and built in local authorities, not yet involved in the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. 
 16 Mar 2009

Kershaw secures biggest order in its history

A single order to the tune of £7.7 million has been given to Kershaw Mechanical Services - the highest sum ever secured by the company. 
 11 Mar 2009

Vaillant and Honda develop CHP for homes

German heating specialist Vaillant and Japanese firm Honda are to jointly develop a gas-powered micro-combined heat and power (CHP) system for the European market. 
 11 Mar 2009

Baxi makes fuel cell deal with Ballard

European heating manufacturer Baxi Innotech has entered into a fuel cell supply agreement with Canadian firm Ballard Power Systems. 
 11 Mar 2009

Systemair acquires Energoplus

Ventilation firm Systemair has agreed to buy Energoplus, effective from May 1. 
 10 Mar 2009

Boilers shut down in nearly 200 Wimbledon flats

Gas supplies and hot water have been switched off in 198 flats in Wimbledon following the failure of one boiler which resulted in many more being shut down. 
 9 Mar 2009

BSS Industrial appoints new director

Heating and pipeline supplier BSS Industrial has appointed Tim Harvey as key account director for the industrial sector. 
 9 Mar 2009

No 'doom-mongering' -154,000 jobs may be at risk say SummitSkills

More than 150,000 jobs may go says SummitSkills, which has published a report predicting the recession's impact on the building services engineering (BSE) sector. 
 9 Mar 2009

Wolseley unveils £1 billion fundraising effort

The latest restructuring move by building supplies firm Wolseley involves a placing and rights issue to raise £1 billion to cut its net debt. 
 6 Mar 2009

Construction firms probed in blacklist scandal

More than 40 construction firms are being investigated by the information watchdog for using a secret blacklist to vet workers. 
 6 Mar 2009

Construction grants feel recession's pinch

Record claims for construction grants last year have resulted in a cutback in the number and size of funds offered by the CITB-ConstructionSkills Grants Scheme. 
 4 Mar 2009

Lord Borrie backs bill amendments

Last night in the House of Lords, Lord Borrie took up the struggle for payment security in the construction sector and pushed for the industry's need for the payee to initiate the payment process. 
 4 Mar 2009

Code for sustainable buildings launched

A code for sustainable buildings catering for existing as well as new non-domestic buildings has been recommended in a report launched today at Ecobuild' 09. 
 4 Mar 2009

New MD for Elta Fans

Elta Fans has appointed David Osgerby as its new managing director. 
 2 Mar 2009

Safety inspectors to raid 1500 refurb sites in March

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to inspect 1500 refurbishment sites in the UK to weed out poor health and safety standards. 
 2 Mar 2009

Kershaw Group’s support for children’s hospices totals £15,000

A well known construction company has supported an important children’s charity for the seventh year running – with another donation of £3,000. 
 27 Feb 2009

HVCA Scotland promotes energy-saving measures

HVCA Scotland has distributed a pack of “mini-posters” to almost 3,000 public sector buildings north of the border, in a bid to promote the wider introduction of basic energy-saving measures. 
 27 Feb 2009

Sanyo launches heating division

Sanyo Air Conditioners has launched a new heating division in the UK focused on its heat pump systems. 
 25 Feb 2009

Steel's sustainability tested in £1m investigation

Can steel beat timber and concrete in the sustainability stakes? That's one of many questions a £1 million pound research project will hope to answer when steel is used in five UK buildings to help make them zero carbon. 
 25 Feb 2009

Dean & Wood opens new Scottish distribution site

Dean & Wood has relocated its Glasgow branch to new premises in the city which will act as a mini distribution centre for the whole of Scotland. 
 24 Feb 2009
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