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Use Wood Wisely

The UK Government has signed up to meet CO2 emissions targets by ensuring that 15% of all our energy requirements are met from ‘renewable’ energy sources by 2020. On the face of it, it seems highly commendable, and this would... View Article

Right as rain

Rainwater systems might not be seen as the most exciting part of a project, but as well as playing a critical role in safeguarding a home from the elements, they also make a real difference to its aesthetics. Hayley Lowry... View Article

Designer Contracts strengthens team

Designer Contracts – the UK’s largest flooring contractor – has announced a number of promotions and a new appointment to support its growing business.  Recently promoted to area manager running the Wales and West of England region, Anthony Partridge has... View Article

Get the look with steel windows

With the industrial trend evolving into mainstream architecture, steel-framed windows are becoming a popular choice. Used initially for industrial purposes, now steel windows are seeing an influx in domestic use as more homeowners are seeking an Art-Deco aesthetic. The attraction... View Article

High Security: Carl F Groupco’s Hot Topic

Growing demand for high security hardware is reported by Carl F Groupco. The introduction of Document Q, which stipulates adequate prevention of unauthorised access and safe means of escape for new buildings, has triggered an increase in fabricator enquiries for... View Article

Polyflor flooring helps create modern Newport apartments

Luxury vinyl sheet flooring and Polysafe safety flooring from Polyflor, the UK’s commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist, was recently installed throughout apartments on the Belle View social housing development, Stow Park Avenue, Newport. Approximately 1400m² of Designatex PUR sheet... View Article

The practicalities of upskilling

With the industry skills gap still widening many companies are looking to find a suitable and sustainable solution to the skills shortfall, says Philip Burgess of the Construction Equipment Association’s Skills Advisory Panel. As we know, the extent of the... View Article

Britcon wins home town revamp contracts

Building and civil engineering company Britcon has secured a contract to deliver two projects as a part of major transformation plans in its home town of Scunthorpe. North Lincolnshire Council has awarded the projects to Britcon under its Local Development... View Article

Shaker with a twist

The love for the classic simplicity of Shaker styling will never die, yet this season it’s time to expand horizons and explore the dynamic richness of Keller Kitchens’ new Cascada collection. Defined by a flexible choice of colours and finishes,... View Article

Hanover building unveiled by Remmers

The Grade II Listed building located in Manchester City Centre is being refurbished by Quadriga Contracts Ltd as part of the NOMA regeneration scheme to provide Grade A office space, retail and leisure facilities. Constructed in 1905; the interior walls... View Article

dhf stresses the benefits of EPD to the industry

dhf (Door & Hardware Federation) is emphasising the increasing importance of EPD to the construction industry – and in particular – architects, builders and specifiers, in meeting the growing requirements relating to the sustainable building process.  An EPD (Environmental Product... View Article

Cairngorm Group success supported by Carl F Groupco

Recent contract gains for the Inverness based Cairngorm Group, manufacturers of high energy rated windows, are being supported with hardware supplied by Carl F Groupco. With a Scottish distribution centre located in Cumbernauld, Carl F Groupco has a strong track... View Article
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