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Norway to build world’s tallest timber building

Currently under construction on the edge of a lake in the small town of Brumunddal, an hour and a half’s drive north of Oslo, Mjøstårnet is claimed to be the world’s tallest timber building yet. Spanning 18 floors, the building... View Article

Is your building ready for winter?

As part of its commitment to winter safety and the provision of simply installed, energy efficient heat tracing products, Raychem has launched five videos to guide users through a number of common winter issues that can be easily overcome by... View Article

Peak performance from Sadolin Beautiflex

Now the weather has turned, opportunities for outdoor woodcare tend to reduce – but a new video from Sadolin shows that such projects can still be undertaken, even as temperatures drop. Last year, cameras recorded Sadolin’s high performance product Beautiflex®... View Article

Could timber frame give you more space?

Ian Loughnane, Kingspan Timber Solutions, looks at how using a market leading insulation within a timber structural wall can pay lifelong dividends. Anyone considering building a new home quickly realises three things:Anyone considering building a new home quickly realises three things:... View Article

New device will shatter current earthquake-proofing practice

Engineers at Heriot-Watt University have designed a ‘sacrificial device’ for buildings that will absorb the impact of earthquakes or blasts, preventing collapse and reducing the damage and residual drifts that can render buildings uninhabitable. Current European ‘earthquake-proof’ buildings were designed... View Article

P C Henderson releases new corporate video

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, is pleased to announce the launch of its new corporate video which allows potential and existing customers to gain an insight into the company, the people and the products. The video,... View Article

Saint Gobain Isover presents: The Sound Good Factor

Unwind in one room… let loose in another. Improve build quality with superior sound solutions. Surpass building regulations. Create more desirable living spaces. And harmonious homes. With acoustic solutions from Isover. Watch the video or visit www.soundgoodfactor.co.uk to find out... View Article

Radical masterplan proposed for Guildford town centre

NOTTINGHAM-based Leonard Design has been appointed by the Guildford Vision Group (GVG), a unique collection of residents with experience in fields such as property and town planning, to create a vision for Guildford town centre. Presented to the wider community... View Article

RICS celebrates the role of surveyors with new videos

RICS has released two videos looking at the role of surveyors in both a city and rural environment features interesting stats and facts on surveyors contribution to society. The City video highlights the various roles played by surveyors in keeping... View Article

Redrow Homes safety mascots take it steady!

Redrow Homes’ mascots Buster and Buddy lived up to their health and safety maxim with a ‘safe and steady’ approach to their appearance in this year’s Mascot Gold Cup at Wetherby racecourse. The pair received a special award for “last... View Article

Construction Climate Talks: Green buildings on focus

In the second episode of the Construction Climate Talks series, European Commission Policy Adviser Josefina Lindblom discusses the concept of green buildings. The web series are created by the Construction Climate Challenge Initiative which is hosted by Volvo CE and aims to raise awareness and promote sustainability throughout... View Article
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