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Rendered beautiful

Rachel Wilson of K Rend discusses the rise in render’s popularity for new buildings, and its use in creating desirable as well as long-lasting finishes. Once a favoured product for existing buildings, rendering has now become a mainstream finish for... View Article

Carillion collapse adds urgency to resolving retentions issues

The liquidation of construction giant Carillion could lead to potentially catastrophic losses for thousands of SMEs, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the electrotechnical and engineering services trade body ECA. According to its latest set of accounts,... View Article

CIEH Praises Government Support for Karen Buck Housing Bill

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has strongly welcomed the announcement over the weekend that the Government will now be supporting Karen Buck MP’s Private Members Bill on housing and landlords. The Labour MP’s bill seeks to update the... View Article

New Crittall steel window meets tough specification

Latest advancements in high performance Crittall steel window design have been successfully combined with traditional aesthetics to meet the exacting standards demanded by one of the United States’ major Ivy League universities.  Both client and architect called for neo-Gothic style... View Article

Equitone: Evoking the natural beauty of fibre cement

Fibre cement mineral composite materials combine outstanding physical and aesthetic properties. For more than a century, the combination of mineral materials, water, air and heat has been transforming the exteriors of buildings around the world. Due to the nature and... View Article

frameXpress – Reputation for excellence

frameXpress Ltd is a leading trade fabricator with an established reputation for excellence, supplying premium windows, doors and conservatories to the building and self building industries. The portfolio includes a diverse range of ‘A+’ rated high performance pvc-u products with... View Article

No Smoke Without Fire: Understanding Fire Dampers

This CIBSE accredited seminar outlines the need to understand and comply with tested methods when selecting, installing and using fire and fire/smoke dampers. Attendees are educated in damper design, selection, installation, testing, analysis and performance. It aims to highlight and... View Article

Coloured Rads for Self Build

Stelrad has made a name for itself as a ‘one stop shop’ for all things radiators with the widest range of styles and designs. The options in its decorative and designer ranges are ideal for providing a focal point for... View Article

New ESi heating controls brochure

A leading heating controls manufacturer and distributor ESi has released its brand new heating controls range brochure introducing its new 5 series range designed to be fully interchangeable by the home owner. The latest ESRTP5 range is packed with energy... View Article

Historic Chocolate Works preserved with Sika Sarnafil

Eight years after being put on the ‘At Risk’ register by English Heritage, the landmark Terry’s Chocolate Factory has a new lease of life, following extensive refurbishment. The 1926, Grade II listed building now starts a new chapter as a care... View Article

Easy, Safe access between floor

EASY STAIR provides EASY, SAFE access between floor levels from the very earliest stages of construction. Easy Stair is now available for hire making it suitable for one off builds and self builders. The temporary staircase really does make life... View Article

Sto helps new heatlh care centre win architectural awards

A palette of different materials provided by Sto has helped transform a successful architectural design competition entry into an award-winning community healthcare centre in Northern Ireland. The company’s superior StoTherm Classic external wall insulation system, StoRend Cote render and StoLotusan... View Article
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