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    Promac and Panoramic insolvencies confirmed

    The fate of two major industry names has now been confirmed with the appointment of administrators for Window Machinery Sales Ltd (Promac) and, separately, the posting of a Statement of Affairs following the liquidation...

    Offsite homes sector launches Make UK Modular trade body

    A new trade body specifically for the offsite modular housing sector was unveiled this week by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, with the aim of bringing together all contributors to help tackle the country’s...

    CRL owner CRH looking to sell Oldcastle in US?

    Speculation is growing over reports that Dublin-based CRH, owner of architectural systems and glazing products supplier C R Laurence (CRL), is planning to sell its $300million sales Oldcastle Building Envelope operation in the US. Bloomberg...

    Further optimism over supply delays amid growing construction activity – Markit

    UK construction companies reported a sharp increase in business activity during November, and optimism is continuing to grow that the worst period of supply delays might have passed, according to the latest figures from...

    Questions over Promac Group

    Concern was growing over the Promac Group this week as customers and others report being unable to contact the machinery supplier. The company’s website is still live but The Glazine has had no reply from...

    Rees’s Panoramic Products Ltd approaches liquidation

    Proceedings have begun for the liquidation of Panoramic Products ltd. A letter to interested parties from Leonard Curtis Rescue & Recovery says the directors of the company, registered at Callywhite Lane, Dronfield, formerly Magnaline Ltd,...

    Disappointment as minister blocks ‘licence to install’ Bill

    Industry groups have reacted with disappointment after a parliamentary Bill to introduce obligatory licensing of window and other and HI installers and builders was withdrawn after intervention by a government minister. The Private Member’s Bill...

    Terry Healy Group acquires Custom Build Solutions

    Terry Healey Group, Edinburgh-based window, door and all-trades contractor, has acquired Custom Build Solutions Ltd (CBS), with all the latter’s employees and client & service agreements transferring to the new owner. CBS director Danni Moss...

    Home working fuels demand for garden buildings – AMA Research

    Demand for garden buildings has continued to grow during the pandemic, with a key trend towards all-year insulated constructions, according to the latest report from AMA research. “There has been greater demand for more premium...

    New bid to license all builders goes to MPs this week

    Another bid to curtail cowboy window installers and other dodgy builders – and compensate their homeowner victims – is being put before parliament this week with a Bill to introduce obligatory licensing of all...