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CROMOCON meter measures LRV and Colour

CROMOCON sells the world’s only meter that measures the Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of materials for the build and construction industry and colour matches paint references from 19 international colour libraries. The CROMOCON METER is a “must-have” clever, pocket-sized, affordable... View Article

From the Editor

It seems fairly fanciful to expect construction, of all industries, to quickly redress its gender imbalance on numbers but also wages. The problem cuts across many sectors but construction is one of the worst, with women making up only 11... View Article

GGF looks forward to Materials 2017 exhibition

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is excited to announce it is an official event partner for Materials 2017, a brand new conference and exhibition focused entirely on cutting edge material solutions for architecture, construction and design. A wide range... View Article

5 of London’s most iconic buildings made with ash

Modern, unique, iconic – London’s skyline is recognised around the world. But did you know some of it is built with ash? London’s historic relationship with its power system is clear to see in its skyline. Old decommissioned power stations,... View Article

Eltherington’s Corten facade steel appeal

Eltherington has reported a surge of interest in its Corten architectural metalwork solutions as building designers look for facades that offer aesthetic appeal, low maintenance and value for money. Facade finishes such as Eltherington’s weathered steel, commonly known as Corten,... View Article

Composite Prime poised to make impact in UK market

A ground-breaking composite timber and plastic product that is in soaring demand in other parts of the world appears poised to take the UK market by storm following the development of a company by two entrepreneurs with a solid pedigree... View Article

Stannah dishes up the goods in Wetherspoons

Running a Wetherspoons pub is thirsty work, but a Stannah Goodsmaster CD Plus (chain drive) goods attendant lift makes light work of it in the Leeds City Station outlet of this real-ale chain pub in West Yorkshire. Lugging up to 1500kg... View Article

The environment tops the agenda for Designer Contracts

The environment is top of the agenda for Designer Contracts – the UK’s largest flooring contractor. The company’s award-winning recycling scheme sees all waste removed from site and taken back to its 12 regional centres, saving a staggering 250 tonnes... View Article

Let it shine with new Vicaima High Gloss

The characteristics of a High Gloss finish have long been valued by interior designers. Its ability to reflect light, the perception of luminosity and the illusion of space, all present a comfortable feeling of openness and elegance. The latest Vicaima... View Article

Making fires work

Despite being increasingly popular among homeowners, fireplaces are still seen as a challenge by many housebuilders in new builds. Tim Pockett of stovax examines the practical options. With the popularity of woodburning and solid fuel heating growing in recent years,... View Article

Sustainable drainage savings

Trade body Interpave explains how concrete block permeable paving is helping developers meet the latest regulatory requirements for sustainable drainage (SuDS), while cutting costs and minimising land-take. It’s been almost two years since the Government chose to abandon dedicated requirements... View Article

SterlingOSB – The new darling of TV makeover shows

The ever popular BBC Two makeover show, The Great Interior Design Challenge, tasks contestants to devise interiors for rooms in unusual premises. Holly Village, a collection of Grade II listed Gothic properties in North London, was the setting for a... View Article

New colours

Opting for coloured mortar can give housebuilders an edge and create buildings that stand out from the crowd. Iain Betts of Tarmac explains how. Capturing the interest and realising the aspirations of potential buyers continues to be a challenge for... View Article

Howarth timber gets cooking for Cancer Research UK

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies recently cooked up a treat for customers across the country – all in the name of charity. Between 20th and 24th March, each of the company’s 30 branches hosted a breakfast morning and raised hundreds... View Article

Embedding accessibility

As the population ages and the number of people living with disabilities increases, it is crucial that developers incorporate accessibility into properties now to prepare for the future. The kitchen, says Stuart Reynolds of AKW, is the ideal place to... View Article
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