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Concerns surrounding High Pressure Laminate (HPL) in cladding tests

Concerns surrounding High Pressure Laminate (HPL) in cladding tests

July 15, 2019

According to research group Building Research Establishment, none of the cladding systems that had passed a standard BS 8414 safety test included a type of cladding called High Pressure Laminate (HPL).


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Survey by MRA Research reveals construction industry suppliers ‘prepared for Brexit’

Survey by MRA Research reveals construction industry suppliers ‘prepared for Brexit’

May 28, 2019

According to a survey done by MRA Research, despite construction industry suppliers expecting a slight dip in the sector following Brexit, contingency plans put in place have made them prepared.


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Construction technology trends for 2019

Construction technology trends for 2019

April 23, 2019

Over the last few years, technology advancements within the construction industry has brought about change in working methods. Innovation and progress has made us work faster, smarter, and in a more cost-effective way. But what does 2019 hold for construction?


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Have you booked on Lockmetal’s Lunch & Learn Programme?

Have you booked on Lockmetal’s Lunch & Learn Programme?

March 7, 2019

Lockmetal’s Lunch & Learn programme is designed to educate customers about Statement Cladding and how Lockmetal can provide practical solutions to architectural challenges, pulling multiple packages together to deliver results – all over a free lunch provided by Lockmetal!


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Preconstruction: the benefit of early involvement of specialists

Preconstruction: the benefit of early involvement of specialists

February 6, 2019

Due to the changing role of the estimator within construction, it’s becoming increasingly clear that projects would benefit greatly from the early involvement of specialists.


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Steps to reduce risks in the construction supply chain

Steps to reduce risks in the construction supply chain

January 8, 2019

At Lockmetal, our effective and well-proven supply chain ensures that clients receive both standard and bespoke products, on time and at the right price.


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New robotic exoskeleton vest trialled on-site

New robotic exoskeleton vest trialled on-site

December 19, 2018

A new robotic vest that is designed to increase the strength and support of workers’ arms is being trialled on-site.


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Revitalising older buildings with rainscreen cladding

Revitalising older buildings with rainscreen cladding

November 20, 2018

Developers have found new ways of revitalising old structures without going down the demolition and rebuild route. All thanks to rainscreen cladding.


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Government set to release £400M to remove and replace combustible cladding from high-rise buildings

Government set to release £400M to remove and replace combustible cladding from high-rise buildings

November 2, 2018

The government has launched a £400M fund for local authorities and housing associations that..


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Impacts a no deal Brexit could have on new build construction

Impacts a no deal Brexit could have on new build construction

October 9, 2018

Research conducted by property and construction consultancy Gleeds found that 66% of industry contacts believe that uncertainty around the Brexit deal is having..


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