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Pipe manufacturer Wavin has told customers to expect longer lead times to fill orders. File photograph: Getty

Construction faces a further slowdown as builders’ suppliers have shut their order books this month due to a deepening raw materials crisis. Growing (...)

‘The increases are due to very severe supply shortages,’ says Martin Mackey, chief executive of the Hardware Assocation of Ireland

Builders face double-figure raw material price hikes as the industry gears up for full reopening next week. Work on offices, hotels and other commerc(...)

Patrick Atkinson: “The Americans are brilliant at not wasting a recession, they knew this was cyclical and they’d been through it.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“How do you feel about moving home,” a head hunter asked Patrick Atkinson over the phone in 2015. The marketing executive had spent just more than 10 (...)

Plastic bike and car road surfaces  are being developed by Dutch engineers KWS. Photograph: KWS

The world’s first recycled plastic bicycle paths – regarded as a key stage in the development of revolutionary new plastic roads – are to be tested in(...)