Sapphire showcases offsite expertise at Southbank Place

Sapphire has risen to the unique design challenges of two new residential towers at Southbank Place in London. Sapphire was commissioned to design, manufacture and supply 128 balconies for the landmark project on the site formerly used for the iconic... View Article

Colour with a Gentle Touch

With so many paint finishes available these days, it can be tricky to know which product is right for your project. And when it comes to babies and children’s rooms, choosing the right paint finish is especially important. If you... View Article

Why use a breathable paint?

Paint breathability measures how air and water vapour flows through its surface. Older properties were built using materials that were designed to promote this airflow. Using paint with a high level of breathability, with breathable building materials, avoids moisture being... View Article

Twinfix – Introduction

Twinfix have specialised in glazing systems designed for installing multiwall and solid polycarbonate for over thirty years. All systems are manufactured using rust and maintenance free aluminium bars and frames. Both the polycarbonate glazing and the aluminium may be recycled... View Article

8 Things You Should Do When Installing A Window

To save on costs, some homeowners consider installing their replacement windows on their own. And while it is recommended to leave this task to the pros, there’s no reason why you can’t try it on your own, provided that you... View Article

Operating During Office Renovations

Following the coronavirus pandemic and all of the restrictions that came along with it, many workplaces will be looking to make a transition to a different way of working, and to potentially renovate their premises in support of this ambition.... View Article

A. Proctor Group expands fire-rated systems offering

A new tape for use with fire-rated internal vapour control layers is now available from the A. Proctor Group. Procheck® FR Tape, a B-s1,d0 aluminium-faced, air and vapour tight product, is designed to be used with Procheck A2 and Procheck... View Article

The versatility of timber

Scott McAndrew of ITW discusses why timber is not only sustainable, but can also offer desirable flexibility as well as crucial fire safety Alot of information has been circulating about timber being a sustainable material, with fantastic initiatives such as... View Article

Pushing the envelope

John Nolan of Generix Facades looks at the importance of a robust approach to testing the structural integrity and capability of facade systems Having a solid understanding of how a facade system will perform prior to construction is crucial for... View Article

How Builders’ Merchants Were Affected by Covid 19

The impact of the Covid 19 pandemic has created a cascading effect all over the world. Corona virus’s unprecedented impact affecting everything irrespective of small or big businesses. This has forced all the countries to maintain social distancing by implementing... View Article

Universal protection

In mental rehabilitation settings like prison and specialist mental healthcare, the primary focus of any shower design should be to protect the service user from harm. Shower fittings should assist in the delivery of care, while discouraging users from causing... View Article

A difficult picture for SMEs

Brian Berry, CEO of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) takes a look at the challenges facing smaller builders this year, and what the Government can do to help. As the lockdown gradually lifts, and a semblance of normal life... View Article

Pump priming

Darren George of Willow Pumps looks at recent developments in pump station design, to provide ease as well as efficiency It’s safe to say the aim at the outset of any project is the completion of a build on time... View Article

New brochure for VitrA Aquacare

VitrA has produced a new brochure for its Aquacare Shower Toilet range. Aquacare provides a warm or cool bidet function on an otherwise standard WC available on Sento, M-Line and Integra wall-hung WC pans. Aquacare is part of the shower... View Article