Make a difference with beautiful balustrades

Combining low maintenance durability with safety and style is key to the success of any residential balustrades project. Nick Haughton, marketing manager at Sapphire Balustrades, looks at the latest developments to maximise aesthetic appeal and performance and highlights the use of innovative balustrade... View Article

Here comes the sun

Carrie Burton, marketing manager of National Plastics, reviews how the 2014 Budget announcements will have an affect on the housebuilding industry and the impact on rainwater goods manufacturers, installers and suppliers. There has been an undeniable buzz surrounding new build and... View Article

Kingspan Kooltherm slims down its Lambda

When it comes to internal insulation, every millimetre saved can have a real impact on the final living and working space. With that in mind, Kingspan Insulation is proud to introduce the first of its new slim line range of... View Article

Look cool, stay cool – when the heat is on

Snickers Workwear’s working clothes for summer will keep you looking good and working comfortably. It’s great working outside in the summer months, but being hot and sweaty is almost as uncomfortable as being cold. So when the going gets hot... View Article

Jutland roof slate from Cembrit goes to Somerset

A new housing development in Somerset is benefitting from the sleek finish of Jutland roof slate from Cembrit. The development, Kinglake, is located in the picturesque village of Bishops Hull, near Taunton, and has been carried out to a high standard with the... View Article

Charlton & Jenrick launches the Infinity 890BF

Charlton & Jenrick, one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of fires, fireplaces, and stoves in the UK, is extremely proud to announce a further addition to the successful 890 range of Gas Fires – the stunning 890BF. With the... View Article

Deliver a high performing entrance with style

Manufactured from flexible PVC and supplied in 10m long rolls, Plastic Extruders Ltd’s Frontrunner Entrance Flooring System offers attractive options and easy, quick and seamless installations for all your entrance needs. As style is an important factor when choosing your entrance flooring,... View Article

Shedding light on sliding doors

Sliding doors are becoming an increasingly common sight in new builds and redevelopments, with a range of systems enjoying a surge in popularity. Lili Wang, product manager at IronmongeryDirect, examines the reasons behind their use and looks at the benefits... View Article

A must-have addition to any new build

Matt Higgs, sales director for Kloeber, tells us how the concept of bifolding door systems is being increasingly embraced as more housebuilders are recognising the added value and saleability they can bring to all styles of development. Bifolding (or folding sliding)... View Article

Our survey says

Dave Osborne, technical manager for Swish Building Products explains why taking that extra five minutes to ensure an accurate site survey is more important than ever. Accuracy is crucial in keeping project costs down and downtime to a minimum; two key... View Article

NCH leads the way with innovation award

Nottingham City Homes’ innovative new approach to fire safety has been recognised at the annual Committed to Construction in the East Midlands Awards. Held each year by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Committed to Construction in the East... View Article

FDS Consult meets the grade at Littlehampton academy

FDS Consult, one of the UK’s leading experts in fire engineering, has lent its expertise to the construction of a new academy in West Sussex. When it came to designing Littlehampton Academy, both the project’s architect, Architecture PLB, and the... View Article

Lorient’s success continues in Global Connections

The 45 Regional Finalists in HSBC’s Global Connections 2014 competition have now been announced. These are the businesses across the UK which, in the view of the judges, show the innovation, distinctiveness and strategic thinking that will make them future global players. Lorient... View Article