Swansea Uni granted £36m to research green building materials

The university develops coatings that generate electricity from heat and light

Insulated panels cushion Kingspan to better than expected results

International building materials company Kingspan has posted better than expected financial results for the first six months of the year. Revenue was up 13% to €858.4 million (£735 million) and trading profits increased 6% to €55.9 million (£47.9 million). Shares in the insulation giant rose by more than 6% on the Irish Stock Exchange on […]

UK builders’ merchant aims for zero waste to landfill

A UK building materials supplier has signed a deal with a waste management firm to help achieve its zero waste to landfill targets. Under the contract, Biffa will convert Jewson’s waste into 3MW of renewable energy, which will be used to supply some of the manufacturing business of Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK, Jewson’s parent company. […]