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How to design in solid fuel

Addressing the challenges of designing solid fuel into the modern built environment, experts from the Solid Fuel Association (SPA) reports on three issues which can leave architects scratching their heads. The SFA offer expert technical guidance to the consumer and... View Article

Back to our roots

The Stone Federation delves into the history of using stonework and masonry within building structures. The crafts of stonework & masonry are some of the earliest trades in civilisations’ history and have always played a well-respected part within the natural... View Article

NHBC raises the standard for MVHR systems

NHBC is setting a new standard for Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems following recent research which raises issues about the performance of the technology. Analysis by the UK’s leading standard-setting body and warranty provider has found that the... View Article

The STA builds a future for structural timber

The Structural Timber Association (STA) has called on the UK housebuilding industry to increase timber construction to 30% of all new homes. The STA, a broadened version of the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA), launches today with a call to... View Article

New online video from ASFP

Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP): The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has released a new online video module on fire doors to mark Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW). The free to view video explains the vital role played... View Article

Hörmann acquires British entrance door manufacturer IG Doors

With the acquisition of the British door manufacturer IG Doors, German door manufacturer Hörmann hopes to continue growing in the British market within the area of entrance doors. According to Hörmann, the acquisition of the door manufacturer IG Doors, headquartered... View Article

Mab comments on the ONS House Price Index (July 2013)

Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), comments: “The news that house prices have continued to grow is another positive indicator that the industry is steadily recovering, with government initiatives stimulating the property market and tempting would-be... View Article

NFB sees construction growth as the start of a trend

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that construction output in July 2013 increased by 2.2 per cent compared with the previous month. Whether comparing figures month on month or year on year – when there was a 0.8... View Article
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