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Reduced tax rates & national construction sectors

Mr Martin Oldridge (Sandtoft Ltd., a UK roofing tile company) has provided an analysis of the recent EC Taxation Paper n°13 on the Study on reduced VAT applied to goods and services in the Member States of the European Union. He reports that for some years the UK has been building and regenerating too few houses, and the housing stock is steadily deteriorating. However, in most European member States and until recently, more houses were built per head of population than in the UK. Mr Oldridge goes on to argue that with the current financial crisis and the sharp drop in new-build project that...

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Issue 03/2009


14–15 May, Milan 2009 CEN Construction Sector Network Conference Following the successful 2007 and 2008 Construction Sector Network conferences in Rotterdam and Brussels, CEN has decided to bring...

Issue 6/2012

42 low-energy houses in Nieuwkoop

At first glance this residential estate with its 42 low- energy houses has the rather unobtrusive look of old houses from an era when thermal insulation was only a minor concern. The clear-cut, yet...

Issue 10/2011 Royal Association of Dutch Clay Brick Manufacturers

2010 a difficult year for Dutch clay brick manufacturers

In 2010, the sales of facing bricks fell to a historic low. Although for the near future hope can be drawn from a slightly improving building sector economy and from the way in which the facing brick...


04.06.2009 News: Charles-Antoine de Barbuat heads European Suppliers to the Ceramics Industry (ECTS)

The members of the Working Group European Ceramic Technology Suppliers (ECTS) elected Charles-Antoine de Barbuat, CEO of Keyria S.A. Paris as their new chairman at its membership meeting in Monforte...

Issue 1/2018 Euroconstruct

Construction sector grows in all 19 member countries for the first time in 2017

Construction volume in the Euroconstruct area has grown by an estimated 3.5?% in 2017. The strongest stimuli once again came from residential construction. Developments in 2017 are remarkable for...