Knauf Insulation U-value calculator saves architects time

Architects and specifiers can calculate U-values quickly and more accurately with Knauf Insulation’s online U-value calculator which now features even more applications to help save architects and specifiers time. The tool speeds up calculations by allowing users to choose from... View Article

It’s time to look more closely at controls

At a time when getting even more energy efficiency out of a heating system is proving more and more difficult, leading heating controls manufacturer ESi says there is one place to look ever more closely for savings. ESi says heating... View Article

Pendock’s pipe boxing ‘tool-box’

The Pendock Profiles range of pipe boxing and casing solutions is one of the most comprehensive available for social housing projects. Each product like a specialised ‘tool’ designed for a specific purpose, but also versatile enough to be used on a range... View Article

F. Ball trends in London office refurbishment

Providing for the demand for industrial-chic office interiors, F. Ball and Co. Ltd.’s Stopgap 800 Wearcoat has helped to create a stripped-back warehouse feel with a visually striking floor finish in a unique London workspace. A self-levelling floor compound for... View Article

SterlingOSB Zero makes walls strong and sustainable

Many materials can be used to form walls and partitions but, when it comes to choosing a versatile, cost-effective and sustainable option, West Fraser’s SterlingOSB Zero is a winner. Ubiquitous on many construction sites and used in agricultural and portable buildings, the... View Article

Pumping stations from TT Pumps

TT Pumps provide a wide range of Effluent and Drainage pumping stations from domestic up to large commercial and infrastructure applications. Call the experts..... View Article

GEZE wins NHS contract

GEZE UK has been successful in securing a five year contract in conjunction with NHS UK Property Services. The collaboration between NHS UK Property Services and GEZE UK is believed to be one of the largest contracts of its kind.... View Article

Permanence and sustainability

Among the many benefits aluminium has to offer, Andrew Cross of Kestrel Aluminium discusses its ability to forecast the cost of maintenance over a system’s design life. With increasing pressure to specify building systems offering clearly defined sustainability, the use... View Article

Take the lead on lead

Steve Leigh of Groundbreaker asks housing providers, is your property’s drinking water harming your tenants? Awareness of the potential health problems caused by lead in the water supply, particularly in infants and children, is growing. Houses built before 1970 would... View Article

The capability of IoT

MRI Software explores how the Internet of Things (IoT) can improve safety in social housing. For some time, anticipation has been building for the capability of the IoT to transform social housing. The path to mainstream adoption has been slow,... View Article

Lifts in housing

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Alastair Stannah of Stannah Lift Distribution & Service (UK) answers some of the most frequently asked questions around the emergency use and upgrading of lifts in the housing sector. Today, there are estimated to be more than... View Article

Turn down the volume

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Karen Wilding of Forbo Flooring Systems explains how noise can be minimised in multi-occupancy buildings by retrofitting acoustic flooring solutions. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), excessive noise seriously harms human health and interferes with people’s... View Article

Tackling radon to keep residents safe

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Exposure to radon gas is a real health risk. James Kane of Airtech Solutions explains how landlords and housing providers can protect residents. Since the introduction of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, landlords are... View Article

Know your bricks – Clay vs Concrete

The UK has a long history of using bricks and mortar in housing. Almost 80% of new homes built in the UK are made from bricks.  Some bricks may not be what they seem. The UK has a long history... View Article