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MP supports UK construction

Minister of state for business and energy Michael Fallon has pledged his support to the UK's construction sector and attended the Construction Products Association latest exhibition.

The event took place in the main lobby of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills headquarters in London this week and saw an array of the biggest names in UK construction showcasing their latest building materials and technologies.

It saw the latest in drywall, insulation, aggregates other building solutions from such firms as Bosch Group, British Coatings Federation, British Ceramic Tile, Kingspan, Polypipe and Saint-Gobain.

Mr Fallon commented: "This showcase held by the Construction Products Association demonstrates just how innovative and world-leading the sector is, and is just one of the ways government and industry are working together to challenge outdated perceptions that as a country we don't make anything anymore."

He added that the construction sector is worth billions of pounds to the UK economy and therefore getting behind the latest innovations in the sector is something the Coalition is committed to achieving.

The exhibition is running until tomorrow (April 26th) and aims to showcase the very best in UK sustainable materials to deliver a brighter and greener future for the construction industry at a time when sustainability is high on the political agenda.

Meanwhile chief executive of the Federation of Master Builders Brian Berry recently argued that a greater focus on delivering improved workloads for the UK's building industry will hold the key to help drive the UK economy out of recession and into recovery.

He claimed that the country must build its way out of the doldrums, with a greater impetus on construction helping to provide much-needed jobs, investment and financial growth.

Indeed, Mr Berry stated: "Government must meet construction firms halfway and find imaginative new ways of increasing activity in the sector." 

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