Rendering best practice more achievable

Dale Telling of Fassa Bortolo UK looks at the steps to take in choosing the best external render system for your next development. Practical, durable and stylish, render systems can completely transform the exterior of a property through colour or finish,... View Article

Marmox Thermoblocks specified for Edinburgh Hotel conversion

A former hotel in the Polwarth area of Scotland’s capital is the subject of a complex conversion and reconfiguration project, where Marmox Thermoblocks have been specified by the project consultants to address the critical floor/wall junction within the new extensions... View Article

Getting cement selection right

Sandra Higginson of Tarmac Cement explains the importance of selecting the right cement products in order to reduce waste and costs. For professional builders, saving time and money remains of paramount importance. However, as anyone with experience knows, opting for... View Article

Cromar acquires Acrypol

Cromar Building Products Ltd are pleased to announce their acquisition of Acrypol Products Ltd. This is the first acquisition for the East Yorkshire Company that turns over £27 million, and by acquiring the ‘original’ waterproofing repair brand this is going... View Article

Dursilite: The impressive coatings range from Mapei

It’s out with the old and in with the new… Mapei’s Dursilite coatings range offers a fresh array of paint colours, ideal for all types of new build and improvement projects. The water-based paint is suitable for use on different... View Article

Building knowledge

The construction and design show for London is back, and this time it is ‘bigger and better than ever.’ Focusing on a diverse array of current topics, London Build is jam packed with content, networking and entertainment. This year, London... View Article

Housebuilders can navigate the nation toward EV adoption

Simon McWhirter, Head of Engagement, Active Building Centre Increasing electric car sales have dominated the UK news agenda, capturing the imagination of the national media and highlighting that we are on the cusp of a sea change for business and... View Article

Case Study Confirms that SuDS Cost Less

The trade association Interpave has published a new case study which demonstrates that sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) – including concrete block permeable paving – should cost less than conventional piped drainage, both initially and in terms of maintenance. Interpave’s new... View Article

Innovative Public Housing with Nordic Copper

An exemplar for a new, progressive era of public housing design in London utilises high-quality materials – including Nordic Brown Light copper cladding – as part of its tenure-blind strategy. Branch Place provides the first replacement homes in the second... View Article

Ahead of the curve garage design

A stunning ‘roundhouse’, built as part of a project to renovate and extend a Grade II listed property, provides a new perspective on the design, purpose and visual appeal of an exceptional British garage. The large private family home in... View Article

Making Christmas markets a runaway success

As the British appetite for Christmas markets continues to grow and they increasingly become a fixture in the annual festivities for towns and cities right across the UK, there has never been a better time to invest in the right... View Article

Mustang® Seamless Aluminium Guttering – Shingler Homes

Shingler Homes are an independent housing developer, who are keen to provide individual, attractive homes that are sympathetic to their surroundings. Mustang® Seamless Aluminium Gutter system is the ideal solution for housing developments such as these as it is a... View Article