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Sentinel takes social housing sector by storm

Sentinel, international provider of best practice products and services for the protection of heating and hot water systems, has doubled its market share in the social housing sector in just six months. Since launching its revolutionary Eliminator Vortex®300 filter in November 2017,... View Article

Specify roller doors for homes near the coast

For properties near the coast, specifying a door constructed from materials which are more proficient in withstanding a coastal winter is sometimes overlooked. The UK’s leading garage door manufacturer, Garador, offers selection of roller doors. The door curtain on Garador’s GaraRoll... View Article

Installing insulation

With so many types of insulation product infiltrating the market it can be tricky to know what’s right for your project. Duncan Voice of Insulation Superstore discusses the various options From sheep’s wool to plasterboard, panels to hemp, the multitude... View Article

Crittall windows feature in latest RIBA awards

A showpiece re-use of a former London retail store in which new Crittall windows and doors are a key feature has won two major architectural awards. The Department Store in Brixton now serves as the magnificent headquarters of architects Squire... View Article

A revolution in mechanical smoke ventilation: the Es-SHEV pod system

Smoke ventilation systems today require sophisticated control mechanisms and integration with highly complex building management infrastructure. Whitesales have launched their latest innovation in mechanical smoke control which combines exceptional performance with outstanding aesthetics. The Es-SHEV Mechanical Pod is a modular... View Article

Getting compliance in basement projects

The UK continues to experience a boom in residential and commercial basement construction, with land in limited supply. Nik Ullfors of Visqueen looks at how to waterproof correctly to ensure compliance with the latest regulations Any discussion of living in... View Article

CaberShieldPlus from Norbord enables speedy building

Norbord’s flooring product, CaberShieldPlus, is being used by Sylva Design & Build Solutions at Graven Hill, Bicester where they are creating new affordable homes.  Sylva Design & Build Solutions, who offer low-risk sustainable turnkey home solutions, used CaberShieldPlus on their... View Article

Advanced Protection for National Rail College

A key driver in the successful delivery of the UK’s £42.6 billion HS2 project, the new National College for High Speed Rail, is now protected by industry-leading fire panels from Advanced. Located in Doncaster, a town historically known for its... View Article

New Altro Orchestra earns a gold star at primary school

Brand new Altro Orchestra™ soft vinyl flooring is proving a big hit with pupils at The Lanner Primary School, in Cornwall, who have reported a significant improvement in acoustics and comfort. The Acting Head Teacher, said: “We are always looking... View Article

Reverse diffusion: the hidden risk

Andy Mitchell from NBT discusses the risk of reverse diffusion in internal wall insulation installations For both new build and refurbishment projects, ensuring that the building envelope offers excellent levels of thermal efficiency is a high priority. Effective insulation helps... View Article

Gilberts rallies to keep Wimbledon cool

One aspect of Wimbledon that will be keeping its cool during the Championships is the plant serving No 1 Court. The vital mechanical equipment is being protected by more than 350m2 of louvres from the UK’s top-seeded independent air movement... View Article

Civils solution from Kalsi plastics

Maintenance-free building product specialist, Kalsi Plastics is working with civils and heavy materials stockists across the UK to provide a reliable supply of its high-quality drainage product range, Aquaflow.  As a proven and trusted system, Aquaflow has everything to support... View Article
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