Monthly Archives: February 2015

Visqueen Provides Specialist Waterproofing Solution for Banner Homes

Client: Banner Homes
Project: The Oasis Academy Watermead
Sector: Educational Facility
Product: Visqueen High Performance DPM
Benefits: Excellent in heavy duty raft foundations, alongside steel reinforced slabs.

Thanks to its ability to offer expert advice, reliable delivery and access to market leading products, SIG Bradford has been involved in a £multi-million project to build a new primary school on the former infant school site.

The Oasis Academy Watermeadwill eventually become a mainstream community school offering over 420 places. The damp proofing requirements of the new building’s site called for some equally specialist solutions with regards to structural waterproofing.

That’s why SIG Bradford teamed up with one of the leading experts in the field – Visqueen Building Products. With over 50 years of experience and a strong reputation for technical expertise, Visqueen is a European market leader in the production of structural waterproofing and ground gas protection systems.
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Construction output grew 7.4% in 2014

UK construction output decreased by 2.1% compared with the previous quarter, but the year of 2014 as a whole saw 7.4% increase.

Construction output grew 7.4% in 2014

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed that, Q4 2014 was 4.8% higher than Q4 2013 and was the sixth consecutive period of annual quarter-on-quarter growth. However, the growth spurt came to an end in the final three months of the year.

The downward pressure on the quarter came from repair and maintenance (R&M), which fell by 6.3%, the largest quarter-on-quarter fall since Q4 2009 when it fell by 8.7%.  Both housing and non-housing R&M reported falls of 4.9% and 7.7% respectively in Q4 2014, compared to Q3. New work increased by 0.6% on the quarter.

Following on from falls in October and November 2014, output in the construction industry was estimated to have increased by 0.4% in December 2014 compared with November 2014. During the year the picture was one of continued growth, with output in the construction industry increasing by 5.5% in December 2014 compared with December 2013. This was the nineteenth consecutive period of year-on-year monthly growth. Continue reading