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Plant, Equipment & Supplies News focuses on building products, excavation works, heavy machinery and the UK plant hire market. This section will give you an insight into the latest guides for how to handle machinery and how the construction equipment sector is coping in today's climate. From big firms like JCB and the most recent innovations in the industry the Plant, Equipment & Supplies News section has a range of articles for your viewing pleasure.

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Material shortage and inflation will change construction in 2022

Craig Sanders, joint managing director, Protrade, analyses how the ongoing raw material and price inflation challenges are going to force change in the UK construction industry in 2022.
Supply crisis

Supply crisis: How to tackle the shortage of building materials

Parm Bhangal, managing director, Bhangals Construction Consultants, has urged for patience and understanding as the industry tackles the building materials shortage and price inflation crisis.
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Future product availability remains uncertain, reports CLC

John Newcomb and Peter Caplehorn, co-chairs of the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group, have released a statement regarding future product availability in the industry.
Materials and skills shortages

Materials and skills shortages threatens construction’s recovery

The construction industry is struggling to recover due to increasing material costs and skills shortages, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
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Construction products manufacturers defy cost pressures

Despite escalating cost pressures and ongoing supply chain issues, the construction products manufacturing sector expanded for a fifth consecutive quarter in Q3 2021.
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Contractors warned to prepare for product price hikes

Contractors are being warned to prepare for significant price increases for ceramic products, glass, steel, bricks and concrete as energy costs soar.
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JCB invests £100m on super-efficient hydrogen engines

JCB is investing £100m to deliver super-efficient hydrogen engines, as it aims to have the first machines available for sale to customers by the end of 2022.
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Materials crisis in better position but industry ‘not out of the woods yet’

The UK is facing increased delays in securing bricks and blocks, as the shortage of HGV drivers and price increases continue to impact the materials crisis. 
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Construction firms urged to attend emergency materials shortages summit

North East construction firms are being urged to attend an emergency summit to address the deepening materials shortage crisis.
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‘Sector needs help’: Materials shortage hampers housebuilding

The materials shortage is halting the government’s housebuilding and construction ambitions and the sector needs help, warns the National Federation of Builders (NFB).
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AmeyBriggs £240m MITER defence contract begins

The Amey and Briggs £240m MITER defence contract has now gone live, which will see the duo maintain and manage construction and materials handling equipment used by British forces.
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Materials crisis temporarily eases but lack of drivers still ‘major concern’

John Newcomb, CEO of the BMF and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the CPA said the materials crisis has temporarily eased due to the holiday period and customers delaying or cancelling projects.
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Pressure rises for roofers as material shortages intensify

The roofing and cladding industry continues to be strained by skill and material shortages as well as suffering cost increases, according to the NFRC/Glenigan State of the Roofing Industry survey.
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HS2 takes 24,000 HGVs off roads as new rail freight depot opens

HS2 has opened a new railhead near the village of Calvert which will help the project continue to deliver construction materials by rail to its Buckinghamshire site without putting extra lorries on local roads.

New generation of tower cranes drive efficiency on sites

In the past 24 months, Bowmer + Kirkland have achieved some tower crane world firsts on projects across the UK.
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UK construction equipment sales rise 70% above 2020 levels

Sales of construction equipment soared in June, and were 75% above the same month last year, according to the Construction Equipment Association.
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Cadman Cranes adopts sustainable HVO fuel for mobile crane fleet

Cadman Cranes is adopting sustainable hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) as a more environmentally friendly fuel alternative to diesel.
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The 2021 building materials crisis explained

Phillip Lidgerton, managing director of Building Materials Nationwide Ltd, explains why the building materials shortage presents an acute problem for construction.
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Self-isolating workers amplify building materials shortage

Self-isolating drivers, price inflations and uncertainty regarding deliveries are all exacerbating the ongoing construction material shortages, warn industry leaders.
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Specialist police unit to target construction plant & machinery theft

The launch of the CESAR Scheme, owned by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA), has had a major impact on criminality, driving down theft significantly for machinery brands that have adopted the scheme.
JCB jobs

500 new jobs available with JCB as demand soars

JCB has started a fresh recruitment drive for 500 new shop floor employees as demand for its machinery and skillset continues to rise.
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Shortage of lorry drivers intensifies materials crisis

In a joint statement, John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association have warned that a shortage of lorry drivers is escalating the materials crisis.
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Aggregate Industries opens new Warwickshire concrete plant

As part of ongoing plans to expand its concrete offering across the West Midlands, Aggregate Industries has opened a new ready-mix concrete plant in Coleshill, Warwickshire.
Speedy, fleet, lifts

Speedy’s fleet expansion plan underway

Speedy has invested in 130 new electric lifts as it begins a multi-million-pound equipment expansion plan for 2021.
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Breedon acquires ‘mini mix’ concrete operator

Construction materials group, Breedon has acquired Express Minimix, a 'mini mix' concrete operator based out of Durham.
Building materials sales

Building materials sales continue to rise

Sales of building materials continued their upward growth trend during Q1 2021, as the boom in construction activity offers a helping hand.

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Plant, Equipment & Supplies News

Plant, Equipment & Supplies News focuses on building products, excavation works, heavy machinery and the UK plant hire market. This section will give you an insight into the latest guides for how to handle machinery and how the construction equipment sector is coping in today’s climate.

From big firms like JCB and the most recent innovations in the industry the Plant, Equipment & Supplies News section has a range of articles for your viewing pleasure.