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Ibstock plc has launched Ibstock Futures and has invested an initial £50m to create the UK’s first automated brick slip systems factory producing net zero products.
Sales of building materials continued their upward growth trend during Q1 2021, as the boom in construction activity offers a helping hand.
Kenoteq, a spin-out from Heriot-Watt University, has secured £1m in funding to commercialise production of its revolutionary brick, the K-Briq.
Engineers at Brunel University London have launched a new project to develop printed bricks from waste construction materials.
Building materials supplier, Forterra has revealed its trading has exceeded management expectations despite a half-year loss of £23.3m.
Forterra has revealed plans to cut around 225 jobs and mothball its Bison hollowcore flooring plant in Derbyshire as part of restructuring proposals.
Production will resume this week at Forterra’s Bison Precast factory in Derbyshire, following temporary suspension amid Covid-19.
Brick maker, Ibstock will resume production on Monday (27 April), following its temporary suspension to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
Following the UK government’s measures to stay at home, building product manufacturers Michelmersh and Forterra have suspended all deliveries and production.
Researchers at Heriot-Watt University have created a brick made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste to help support the construction industry's sustainability ambitions.
A new brick constructed using 3D printing and made from domestic plastic waste has been proven to provide 10 times better insulation than traditional bricks.
Brick production figures have been rising over recent years and this month’s figures, showing a modest but positive 2.2% rise for the first six months of 2019, demonstrate the result of ongoing investment in the sector.
The 2019 Brick Awards beat its record number of entries again this year with 349 entries across 15 hotly-contested categories.
The latest statistics of Building Materials and Components shows the UK brick industry is meeting the growing demands with brick despatches up 3.3%.