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Output for UK Construction industry falls in November 2015

According to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, the output for the UK Construction Industry fell towards the end of last year. ‘Output’ is defined as the amount charged by construction firms to customers for the value of work (produced during the current reporting period) excluding payments to contractors and VAT.

Output for UK Construction industry falls in November 2015

The figures from the first half of 2015 indicated a positive outlook however a drop in output throughout summer and autumn extended into the winter months and resulted in a 1.1% decrease in output, the largest drop since May 2013.

There was an estimated decrease of 0.5% in Construction output in November 2015, compared with October 2015. Housing repair decreased by 0.2% while all new work was the largest contributor to decrease, by 0.7%. Overall figures for the output of the Construction Industry dropped by 1.1% compared to November 2014.

Construction output estimates are a short-term indicator of construction output by private sector and public corporations within Great Britain. Download the full report here. Continue reading

Visqueen to exhibit at Jewson Live 2015!

The market leader in the manufacture and supply of structural waterproofing and gas protection systems, Visqueen Building Products will be showcasing its latest products at Jewson Live 2015 at NEC in Birmingham on the 16th December.

Jewson Live 2015 is the builder’s merchants’ first ever UK-wide event for construction professionals. 140 leading construction brands will be exhibiting at the free-to-attend event, which will take place on 16th December 2015 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

During the event, Jewson will be running a talk programme, which will cover a whole host of industry topics from renowned speakers and experts, to help visitors take advantage of the growth areas in construction.

Throughout the event, there will be a number of live demos to look forward to, showcasing the latest product innovations and how to use them.

To learn more about our market leading technical support service when specifying your next structural water proofing project, contact Visqueen and we’ll help you throughout every stage of your scheme, from specification to installation.   Continue reading

Zedex High Performance DPC corner unit installation video

Our Zedex CPT High Performance Damp Proof Course (DPC) are manufactured from co-polymer thermoplastic (CPT) providing all the characteristics necessary for it to perform effectively for the lifetime of the building in which it is incorporated.

The above video demonstrates how to install a damp proof course cavity tray corner unit with Visqueen Zedex CPT High Performance DPC.

The tools of the trade required for this are a roller with a neoprene wheel, a sharp knife or pair of scissors. To complete the job, you will need Zedex CPT High Performance Damp Proof Course, a Zedex pre-formed 90 degree corner unit and Zedex Jointing Tape which is double sided butyl rubber based for optimum workability. Continue reading

Visqueen appoints Contract Support Manager for the North of England

We are pleased to announce that we have further broadened our Stocking Centre Support with the appointment of new Contract Support Manager, Matthew Ray

Matthew Ray_2Matthew joins Visqueen as Contract Support Manager for the Northern region in a role that supports the commercial function within the business.

He is heavily involved with tracking project specifications within the market and offering support on project delivery through main contractors, installers and distributors. Matthew also manages stocking centres, supporting the sales function and identifying new commercial opportunities in the market for Visqueen. Continue reading