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Ibstock invests £50m in automated brick slip systems factory

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.
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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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£1m funding to commercialise construction waste bricks

Kenoteq, a spin-out from Heriot-Watt University, has secured £1m in funding to commercialise production of its revolutionary brick, the K-Briq.
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Engineers develop printed bricks from construction waste

Engineers at Brunel University London have launched a new project to develop printed bricks from waste construction materials.

Brick sales return to 90% at Forterra

Building materials supplier, Forterra has revealed its trading has exceeded management expectations despite a half-year loss of £23.3m.

Forterra to mothball Bison factory and cut 225 jobs

Forterra has revealed plans to cut around 225 jobs and mothball its Bison hollowcore flooring plant in Derbyshire as part of restructuring proposals.

Forterra to recommence brick manufacturing

Production will resume this week at Forterra’s Bison Precast factory in Derbyshire, following temporary suspension amid Covid-19.

Brickmaker to resume production

Brick maker, Ibstock will resume production on Monday (27 April), following its temporary suspension to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Building products manufacturers suspend production

Following the UK government’s measures to stay at home, building product manufacturers Michelmersh and Forterra have suspended all deliveries and production.

Heriot-Watt researchers develop ‘world first’ recycled brick

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.
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Engineers build plastic waste bricks inspired by nature

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.
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Brick manufacturers continue to increase production numbers

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.
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Brick Awards 2019 shortlist announced

The 2019 Brick Awards beat its record number of entries again this year with 349 entries across 15 hotly-contested categories.
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UK brick industry production up by 6.2%

The latest statistics of Building Materials and Components shows the UK brick industry is meeting the growing demands with brick despatches up 3.3%.