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Copper kerb appeal

Copper producer Aurubis discusses the wide variety of copper surfaces available for cladding today and how they can be used in conjunction with other materials to add architectural quality to housing. Copper was one of the first metals used by man and is... View Article

Smart thinking

Tennant, Marketing Director of smart homes specialists Cyberhomes, discusses the latest automation technology and features that house-buyers are increasingly looking for. Customers today are interested in a flexible, user-friendly approach to remotely control and programme devices in their homes, provided by the latest intuitive... View Article

Humid ‘hot spots’ pose health risks

Moisture is produced continuously within the home with the average family generating a staggering 20 litres of water per day. Whilst this may sound harmless, excess moisture within the home can leave occupants vulnerable to a host of health risks.... View Article

London Build 2015: the leading new construction exhibition

London Build is the leading new construction exhibition to focus on the construction boom in London and the South of England. The event will take place at London’s O2, accommodating over 200 international exhibitors and thousands of quality attendees showcasing... View Article

On the road to Zero Carbon

According to Chris Hall, chief executive at The British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturer’s Association (BRUFMA), the road to zero carbon has many hurdles, but the journey is a worthwhile one, even if it seems at times like there are a... View Article

A warm front

With mixed reports on the state of the housebuilding market and a slightly uncertain political climate surrounding the election, one area of certainty remains. The need for energy efficiency within new buildings. David Leng, CEO of Synseal explains how this... View Article

Cladding and the importance of external finishing

In a time when the range of facade options is wider than ever, making the right choice can be difficult. Getting the balance of performance, cost and aesthetics can be challenging. Richard Brown, category marketing manager at Wienerberger, explains The... View Article

A breath of fresh air

Improving indoor air quality with modern ventilation, by Jon Hill, Technical Manager of Polypipe Ventilation All dwellings need a supply of fresh outdoor air, not just for the health and comfort of the occupants, but also to control condensation, disperse... View Article

Building automation steps out of the sideline

Graham Martin, Chairman of EnOcean Alliance explains For years, energy policy has mainly focused on different sources of renewable energy. Politicians, economists and other commentators still discuss the best performing technologies and the requirements of the power grid. However, recently... View Article

All the fun of the Trade Fair!

It’s just a couple of months before PLANTWORX construction equipment machinery exhibition throws open its doors to construction industry professionals.  The PLANTWORX team is in top gear and going at full throttle in preparation for the forthcoming show at Bruntingthorpe... View Article

KBB at May Design Series 2015

Returning to London for its third edition in 2015, the May Design Series showcases 500 of the best international and British brands across five sectors: Furniture, KBB, Lighting, Decor and DX, a pavilion focused upon the use of new technologies... View Article

Home defence force: effective flood defence measures explained

Housebuilders and developers can keep the planning authorities happy and homeowners reassured by adopting simple, cost effective mitigation measures to both new builds or as ‘retrofits’ to existing properties, explains Frank Kelly, the founder of UK Flood Barriers After experiencing... View Article

Creating protection against climate change

Something affecting everyone is climate change, the resulting increased rainfall and subsequent flooding.  The Pitt Review into the summer 2007 floods found that more than two thirds of the 57,000 homes affected were flooded by surface water runoff, not overflowing... View Article

How to ensure fire door compliance

When it comes to fitting a fire door, it is important to ensure it provides the highest levels of protection and meets fire door regulations. To guarantee this, there are a number of factors that need to be considered including... View Article
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