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.

Brick shortage damaging house building

A new report has revealed the shortage of bricks is having a detrimental impact on the ability of the construction sector to build new homes.

Construction equipment exports show modest growth

The second quarter of 2016 has seen growth in the export and import of construction and earthmoving equipment.

Scottish builders’ merchants report strong sales

Data reveals sales in June were up 12.4 per cent when compared to the same time last year, despite Brexit concerns.

Builders’ merchants perform strongly

The Builders Merchants Federation has said sales are strong, with the industry performing well after supplier Travis Perkins said it had been hit by Brexit… The trade association the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has asserted the sector is performing well, despite a leading supplier stating it has seen issues since...

Material costs are being pushed up by the plummeting pound

The Federation of Master Builders has raised concerns about the fall of the pound pushing up the costs of construction materials… A weakening currency following the vote to leave the EU could push up the price of construction materials. The warning was issued by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the...

Guidance on lifting with excavators to be updated

Guidance on lifting suspended loads with excavators is set to undergo revision, it has emerged… The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is to update guidance on lifting with excavators. A short guidance was produced in 2008 as a result of the combined work of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Construction...

Construction products sales grow in second quarter

The latest trade survey has revealed the second quarter of 2016 saw growth in sales of construction products… According to new data from the latest trade survey there was an increase in the number of sales made in the construction products sector. Sales reportedly rose for the thirteenth consecutive quarter, but...

Aberdeenshire timber-frame firm expands operations

An Aberdeenshire timber systems manufacturer has revealed plans to expand its operations into the north west of England and central Scotland, following a record year… Deeside Timberframe is to expand its operations following a year of high performance. The Aberdeenshire timber systems manufacturer saw sales of £23m last year, with £16m...

Timber sector calls for the industry to “stand together”

In response to the Brexit vote the timber sector has called for the industry to stand together and not allow politics to divide it… Representative bodies in the timber sector have called for the industry to “stand together” in the wake of the Thursday’s vote. Chief executive of the Structural Timber...

Annual competition recognises young plant mechanics

The ‘Stars of the Future’ event, held earlier this week, recognised the achievements of young plant mechanics across the country… The fourth annual ‘Stars of the Future’ event was hosted earlier this week. Taking place on the 15 June during Vertikal Days cranes and access equipment exhibition, the event recognised...

Construction equipment components report reveals mixed results

A new report has revealed UK exports of components and parts for construction and earthmoving equipment shows no sign of stabilising, while imports have begun to pick up pace after a slowdown in 2015… Last month the Construction Equipment Association (CEA) published a report examining trends in the UK’s exports...

Scaffolding product innovation award launched by NASC

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation has launched a new biennial award, recognising the most innovative developments in the sector… A new scaffolding award has been launched by the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC). The Scaffolding Product Innovation Award aims to draw recognition and celebrate the best innovations in...
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UK construction machine exports and imports see slowdown

Imports and exports of construction machinery in the UK have declined over the past few years, it has emerged… According to the UK’s Construction Equipment Association (CEA), the import and export of construction equipment has seen a decline for the past few years. The data, which was analysed by CEA’s market...

New MD for timber firm

Scotland-based timber manufacturer Sturrocks Joinery has appointed a new managing director, hinting at its long term plans for the future… Angus-based firm Sturrocks Joinery has appointed a new managing director to take the firm forward in the future. Allan McGillivray will join the firm following a successful trading year, which saw...

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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.