Cities could tackle the global problem of rising levels of waste and depleted resources by using organic waste, such as bananas, potatoes and maize as building materials, Arup predicts.

After falling to 34 in 2Q2016, the FNB/BER Building Confidence Index increased by 4 points to 38 in 3Q2016.

FNB/BER building confidence index remains flat at 48 points in the fourth quarter‚ according to the FNB/BER index.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 02:00

Cashbuild earnings down 7% to 664.5c

Building materials group Cashbuild has reported a 7% decline in diluted headline earnings per share to 664.5c for the year ended June 2011 from 713.7c a year ago.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 02:00

WG Wearne expects lower earnings

WG Wearne says that it expects a headline loss per share of between 23c and 25c and loss per share of between 17c and 19c for the year ended February 2010.

Thursday, 13 May 2010 02:00

Afrimat earnings up 25.7% to 50.9c

Building materials supplier, Afrimat, has reported a 25.7% rise in diluted headline earnings per share to 50.9c for the year ended February 2010 from 40.5c a year ago.

Construction materials supplier Afrimat expects earnings and headline earnings per share to be 20%-30% higher for the year to February as a result of lower costs.

Avalon, a NGO (Non government organisation) that assists people with disabilities to learn skills and integrate back into society, was recently presented with a consignment of floor tiles.

Friday, 12 February 2010 02:00

Cashbuild tougher times to weather

Building materials retailer Cashbuild had been faring admirably throughout the recession.

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