Government cash awarded to Offsite Research Projects

The MMCA consortium is examining how modern methods of construction in the UK, can increase the rate of housebuilding. The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, overseen by the government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, has awarded £6.5m to the project.


This is a three-year project and AIMCH’s backers expect the project to lead to new design tools, better near-to-market offsite systems, advances in manufacturing, and lean site processes.


By the end of this year the first results of the project are expected. The methods deemed successful, from the results of the trials on live housing projects, will be commercialised and brought to the market in volume. For more information on building projects in Southend call Essex Builders on 01702 894605


Bathroom Trends 2018

Here are a few of the up and coming bathroom trends for the new season -Indigo Blues

Hints of different blues are perfect for bathrooms, this years feature colour? – Indigo.-Bold Bathrooms

Gone are the days of all white bathrooms, feature a bold, full-colour bath or basin to add some drama and luxury to your bathroom space. -Sunken Bathing

Boutique hotel styled sunken baths are all the range in 2018. Indulge in a slipper shaped tub or make a statement by sitting it in the centre of your room. -Matt Finish Furniture

Gloss is still the go-to for bathroom design, but for a larger space, muted grey-blue matt finishes add real luxury against wood or stone materials.

To embrace the 2018 bathroom trends, talk to SX Building Services in Southend today.


Plans to build 3,000 homes in Dagenham rejected

A scheme to build 3,000 homes on a former Ford car plant in Essex was rejected in April by the local council.

Having been OK’d by neighbouring Dagenham and Barking councils, the plans were not up to scratch for Havering council who said the plans drawn up by architect Patel Taylor were not good enough.

The plans have since been called back in by London’s deputy mayor to be reviewed.

For reliable builders in South Woodham Ferrers, contact SX Building Services.


95% of British home owners are fearful of Bathroom Refurbishments

A study by DigitalBridge has revealed that almost three quarters of British homeowners wouldn’t know where to start when wanting a bathroom refurbishment.


Only 5% of 1,100 people in the UK say they are confident in knowing how to begin the process of a bathroom refurbishment. Interestingly, 55-64 year olds are the most uncertain about the prospect of undergoing a bathroom refit.


A further 74% of British people have little to know idea about the cost of having a new bathroom fitted.


If you are unsure about updating your bathroom, don’t hesitate to call Essex Builders today. We have an excellent knowledge of products and their capabilities and for your peace of mind we offer a 6 year warranty on notify-able work.


Essex University spends £12 million on a new science building.Essex University’s new £12 million science and technology centre is set to be finished by the end of this year and be open to the students. The new building will include the following subjects; Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics.


The building will also include a wide number of teaching areas, Laboratories, exhibition space and a brand-new café.


The students will have access to new IT exploratory space which can seat up to 200 people at a time as well as a wet lab for the biological students that seats up to 180 people.


The University has hired Kier to work on the huge construction project.


If your looking for construction work to be done in Essex contact SX Building Services LTD.


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