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    Listers puts £1k into every worker’s pocket to tackle cost of living and retain...

    Stoke fabricator Listers is giving every one of its 340 workforce an extra £1,000 in the coming year as well as pledging to pay every new employee the Real Living Wage to help them...

    Liquidators appointed at Newview

    Newview Homes Ltd, t/a Newview Windows and Conservatories, has been placed into voluntary liquidation less than a year after announcing a £1million investment into launching its own fabrication business. The Worthing-based company, best known in...

    Too much work …complaining customers …chasing debts – survey reveals the ‘mental health crisis’...

    New figures on the state of mental health in the industry post-pandemic paint a picture of growing workloads, staff shortages and the stress of chasing payments all against a backdrop of lack of understanding...

    CSCS lawyers investigate mystery ‘no exam’ cards-for-sale site

    Lawyers with the Construction Skills Certification Scheme are working to shut down a website claiming to sell CSCS and similar cards ‘without exam or test’. The site, ‘Construction Card Scheme Online UK’, appears to be...

    Widgets acquires Profoil to become Q19 Group

    The group comprising Window Widgets and the Residence Collection has announced the acquisition of Profoil and the formation of the Q19 Group. Q19 Group sales and marketing director Sarah Hitchings, pictured with Profoil MD Colin...

    Crystal Clear Group in administration

    Martin Randall’s Crystal Clear Group Limited has been placed into administration. Postings on official websites say the company, registered in Barnet but trading in Letchworth, is in the hands of joint administrators Jamie Taylor and...

    CMS Group in administration

    CMS Group, one of Scotland’s biggest PVC-U and aluminium fabricators has been placed into administration. The move was posted earlier today on official websites that CMS Enviro Systems Ltd, trading as CMS Group, of Castlecary,...

    CRL owner Oldcastle will be run as stand-alone with completion of sale

    Oldcastle Building Envelope (OBE), the Texas-based owner of C R Laurence, has completed its acquisition by KPS Capital Partners from Dublin-based CRH, along with the announcement that it is to be run as a...

    Top bodies join for new HI intel source

    Three of the industry’s top organisations have joined forces to create a new body aimed at compiling data, trends and other intelligence for the entire home improvement supply chain. The Home Improvement Partnership has been...

    Safestyle still on a five-year high

    Safestyle has continued its five-year high with full financial year results carrying on its strong half-year figures, tinged by a hint of caution over the impact of the cost-of-of living crisis. CEO Mike Gallacher summarised:...