Construction products

The call for greener building products

A report from the European Parliament (EP) on the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) calls for an ambitious revision of the regulation. The The EP is trying to clarify what can be defined as green building products and has now directly integrated EU environmental policies into construction sector legislation. The EP approved a report calling for […]

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Establishment of a national building products regulatory body to ensure the safety of building materials

RESIDENTS WILL BE protected through the establishment of a national regulator that will ensure that materials used to build homes will be safer, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said. The construction products regulator will have the power to withdraw from the market any product presenting a significant risk to safety and to prosecute any company that […]

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Builders’ Merchants News – SR Timber Welcomes New National Building Products Regulator

The new body will have the power to withdraw any product posing a significant safety risk from the market and prosecute any company that violates product safety rules. SR Timber welcomed the establishment of a new government regulator – a division of the Office for Product Safety and Standards that will have the power to […]

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New construction products regulator will have strict enforcement powers

The government has also commissioned an independent review of previous construction product testing regimes. The review, which will report later this year, will cover any weaknesses in previous regimes and make recommendations on how to avoid abuse of the testing system. Health and safety law expert Kevin Bridges of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind […]

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CPA to launch consultation on post-Grenfell code for construction products | New

The Construction Products Association (CPA) is launching a consultation on a new code that aims to set the benchmark for how construction products are marketed. The CPA is seeking industry-wide comment on its Construction Product Information Code (CICC), which was drafted following testimony during the ongoing public inquiry into Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. It […]

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New regulator to guarantee the safety of construction products

A new regulator for building products has been created to ensure that materials used to build houses are manufactured safely The construction products regulator will have the power to withdraw from the market any product presenting a significant risk to safety and to prosecute any company that flouts product safety rules. This follows recent testimony […]

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Government to set up new national regulator for construction products

An independent national construction products regulator is expected to be established following damaging revelations in the Grenfell Inquiry that highlighted allegations of professional misconduct deeply troubling to all. This follows testimony from the Grenfell Inquiry which brought to light the dishonest practices of some manufacturers of construction products, including deliberate attempts to thwart the system […]

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Government announces new regulator for construction products | New

A new regulator put in place to monitor the safety of various construction products was announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick. The regulator of construction products will have the power to withdraw from the market any product presenting a significant risk to safety and to prosecute any company that flouts product safety rules. Jenrick said […]

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Vale opens factory to turn mining waste into construction products – News

The company MINÈRE Vale has opened a pilot plant that will manufacture products for civil construction using mine tailings, thus helping to promote the circular economy within local iron ore processing activities. The plant will provide a sustainable material for construction products as an alternative to sand, a resource in high demand. The tailings are […]

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Vale opens Pico Block plant to produce civil construction products from iron ore tailings

Posted by Paul Moore on November 22, 2020 On November 17, Vale opened the Pico Block plant, the first pilot plant for civil construction products made from tailings from mining activities. The plant at the Pico mine in the town of Itabirito, Minas Gerais, is designed to foster the circular economy within local iron ore […]