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Composite decking to lust after

‘Delivering first class quality, surpassing customer expectations’ Hands up those companies that don’t strive to achieve these types of goals. Where Dura Composites is different is that it does actually achieve this level time and time again. How to prove... View Article

Ibstock in pole position for 2013 Brick Awards

Ibstock, the UK’s largest brickmaker, is leading the way with shortlisted entries ahead of the Brick Development Association’s (BDA) 2013 Brick Awards. A total of 33 Ibstock projects which highlight the aesthetic appeal, versatility and performance of Ibstock’s range went... View Article

Schneider Electric launches new Argus presence detector range

Global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric, has launched a new range of presence and movement detectors, enabling users to drastically reduce energy wastage, through better lighting control. The new Argus movement and presence detectors offer demand-based, automatic lighting control... View Article

Helifix BowTie – the solution for bowed building walls

The recently upgraded BowTie HD, from masonry repair specialist Helifix, is the ideal solution to the problem of bulging and unstable building walls. Fully concealed once installed, it rapidly restores structural stabilisation by securing the wall to internal joists or... View Article

Next generation insulation for exclusive development

A stylish purpose built development of three houses in Buckingham Road, Leeds is the latest project to benefit from OPTIM-R – an optimum performance Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) from market leaders Kingspan Insulation. With great links to the city centre... View Article

Abode Theorem sink & edge tap

Theorem, a creatively designed sink collection introducing simple shapes, plain expanses of stainless steel and tightly radiused angles. There are six interestingly shaped sinks within the range which all come complete with the unique Abode Orbit waste, fittings, overflow, fixing... View Article

Dickies has it all wrapped up

When working in the great outdoors it is important to ensure you have the correct outer and inner layer clothing for the task in hand. Dickies work coats and jackets have been developed over decades and tested in the toughest... View Article

VIPs seal the deal

By Tony Millichap, technical manager of Kingspan Insulation Limited. Ensuring a high level of building fabric performance has become increasingly important in recent years as new regulations and the rising cost of energy lead to a greater demand for more... View Article

Lead roofing and its modern replacements

Theft of lead flashings from roofs and concerns over the health and safety implications of working with the material generally has prompted the launch of lead-free solutions. Kevin Ley, technical manager of UK roofing manufacturer Redland, explores the issues. Increasing... View Article

Below ground waterproofing for new build farmhouse

Landmarks (UK) Ltd, a Yorkshire based developer, has used Triton waterproofing systems in the construction of a traditional two storey farmhouse. The property sits on a natural gentle slope, so the basement is fully buried to the rear with a... View Article

Opulence from Abode

Opulence, a new traditional style bathroom collection from Abode – true classic styling with a very modern twist. Opulence is the epitome of classic design with smooth curved spouts and voluptuous body design which will look equally at home, in... View Article

Simply SIPS

Tony Millichap, technical manager, Kingspan Insulation Limited discusses the reasons for choosing SIPs. Many people dream of building their own home and, whether it is to be a futuristic timber clad construction or a traditional looking brick faced house, the... View Article

Embrace the best of British style with Charlton & Jenrick

Charlton & Jenrick, the leading UK manufacturer and supplier of stylish fires, fireplaces and stoves, offers a wide range of products to suit different interiors and requirements. From a cutting-edge look such as a ‘hole in the wall’ fire for... View Article

Nationwide Windows’ bi-folds are Secured by Design

Nationwide Windows, the UK window and door manufacturer with a 27 year heritage is delighted to announce that its bi-fold doors now meet the requirements of Secured by Design (SBD) – the official UK Police flagship initiative to support the... View Article

AkzoNobel publishes new OJEU Guide

AkzoNobel, parent company of paint brand, Dulux Trade, has launched an advisory document on how the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) impacts tendering public sector decoration projects. It is designed to help specifiers navigate their way through the... View Article

Specifying historic shades with flame retardant protection

When choosing paint for historic buildings, specifiers can choose products that offer a double duty, with high technology flame retardant paints available in historic colour palettes. Debbie Orr, Crown Trade brand manager gives an insight. Protecting heritage properties needs to... View Article

Clean and green future with soap-based home insulation

University of Salford researchers are set to clean up thanks to a cheap, environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based insulation for homes – blocks of soap. Increased pressure to make buildings more energy efficient is leading to greater demands for insulation... View Article
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