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Multi tasking flood defence barrier stand s900

Launching at Ecobuild 2014: Jacksons – a leading British designer, manufacturer and installer of perimeter security / access control solutions – launches a revolutionary long lasting timber flood fence that combines effective flood defence qualities with essential perimeter protection whilst... View Article

The best of Bio-Fuel technology

his year-round multi-fuel condensing boiler has been developed and installed since the year 2000. There are now many hundreds of boilers burning natural gas, light oil, low pressure gas and kerosene. The boiler can now burn B100 bio-fuel, transformed from... View Article

The Bathroom Switch from Sensorbility

Feature Bathroom lighting is becoming more desirable, but until now the choices of switching have been severely limited. (Pull-cords, PIRs or outside switching). Sensorbility, has therefore developed the NEW Bathroom Switch controller, with Dimmer and Timer variants; thus allowing bathroom... View Article

FLOORMATE 300-A insulation awarded BBA accreditation

FLOORMATE 300-A extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation from Dow Building Solutions has been awarded a BBA certificate, offering specifiers valuable third party endorsement for the product’s performance. FLOORMATE 300-A – which is a STYROFOAM-A grade manufactured in the UK – is... View Article

New films show benefits of housing apprenticeships

One of the country’s largest housing providers has launched five short films to celebrate the benefits of apprenticeship schemes in the housing sector. Each film – available online at www.circleopportunities.org.uk – follows an apprentice from Circle Housing as they complete... View Article

Lakes Bathrooms launches new Coastline range

Shower enclosure specialist Lakes Bathrooms has launched a new semi frameless range within the Coastline Collection. There are seven designs in the new range, all designed to fit standard tray sizes, but at 2000mm in height, these styles work well... View Article

Online learning with the LRWA

The LRWA (Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association) announces the launch of its RIBA approved CPD, exclusively available online for specifiers, architects, and surveyors. “Continuing Professional Development is crucial for anyone working in the construction industry,” comments Terry Wain, LRWA Technical... View Article

Ap-ply-ing a different pitch to roofing

By Martin Shave, business development manager for domestic roofing at Protan. Why do we build dwellings with pitched, tiled roofs? There is no law saying we have to; it is tradition, and a bad reputation for flat roofs. Yet a... View Article

SIPs – The third method of construction

By Tony Millichap, technical manager of Kingspan Insulation Limited. Conventional construction methods such as brick and block have two distinct disadvantages: programmes can become unpredictable in our wet climate, and walls are having to become thicker and thicker in order... View Article

Picking the perfect pipe

Jon Briafield at PE pipe specialist, GPS PE pipe Systems, advises on the considerations for pipe specification and the types of pipe required for different elements of a water installation. Regardless of the water pressure, geography of a site or... View Article

How to specify the right ventilation system for your project

By Kevin Hippey, general manager at Vortice Ltd What are the key issues facing housebuilders and developers with regard to ventilation systems in modern houses? With regulations, legislation and products all driving up energy efficiency in modern homes, buildings are... View Article

Power Ethernet: Networking without downtime and disruption

De Vere Hotel Group have deployed high quality Internet access as part of the soft refit of their fantastic new “Chambre Unique” rooms without the usual disruption and making good of running new cables using Power Ethernet’s innovative Powerline Solution.... View Article

Steni panels help with hard-to-heat homes

Work has now drawn to a close on the £3.6million refurbishment with Steni cladding panels of three residential tower blocks in Aberdeen. Morven and Grampian Courts, and the sheltered housing scheme Brimmond Court, which were built in 1969/70 in the... View Article

Metrotile have got conservatories covered

Metrotile Lightweight Roofing is the durable, elegant roofing solution that offers superior benefits to so-called ‘traditional’ roofing materials. Much of this stems from the low weight of each profile, which weighs just one seventh of traditional materials without compromising security... View Article

Four-fold contract for GTC

GTC has been awarded a significant contract by Mulberry Homes for its new development in Thirsk, Yorkshire. The infrastructure networks for gas, electricity, water and super-fast fibre will be installed by GTC at the 925-plot development known as Sowerby Gateway.... View Article

Keep property watertight with Floodbreaker

Flexseal, the UK’s leading coupling manufacturer, is now distributing the Floodbreaker range of flood defence products which offers comprehensive protection for domestic properties. The threat of flooding in the UK is significant, with over 5.5 million properties classed as at... View Article
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