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FIS launch Specifiers Guide to Partitioning

FIS launch Specifiers Guide to Partitioning

FIS has launched a Specifiers’ Guide to Partitioning to help specification writers fully understand the criteria when writing a specification for partitioning, including moveable walls and pods. The Specifiers’ Guide to Partitioning was produced by the FIS...

Building Safety Bill has now become law

Building Safety Bill has now become law

The Bill received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. FIS will continue looking at how the Bill will impact our community and will keep members up-to-date with developments. This is without doubt the biggest shake-up of Building Regulations since they were introduced in...

Outlook remains positive despite inflationary headwinds

Outlook remains positive despite inflationary headwinds

Construction product manufacturers reported a positive start to 2022, recording a seventh straight quarter of growth in sales in Q1, according to the Construction Products Association’s State of Trade Survey. Broad cost pressures remained across the sector but are yet...

Application deadline for £3,000 apprentice incentive payment extended

Application deadline for £3,000 apprentice incentive payment extended

The deadline for applying for the incentive payment has been extended until 20 May 2022. Employers who hired a new apprentice between 01 October 2021 and 31 January 2022  who had an apprenticeship start date between 01 October 2021 and 31 March 2022, could be eligible...

Parliament discuss use of retentions in construction

Parliament discuss use of retentions in construction

In light of recent Parliamentary discussions on the use of retentions in construction, Build UK, of which FIS is a member, along with other members of the CLC met with Construction Minister Lee Rowley to discuss how the Government and industry can work together on...

An update on the Building Safety Fund and Cladding Remediation

An update on the Building Safety Fund and Cladding Remediation

Cladding remediation update The latest figures published by DLUHC show that, of the 483 high‐rise residential buildings identified to have unsafe ACM cladding: Remediation work has been fully completed on 316 (65%) Work has been completed and is awaiting Building...