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Improving the image of building industry is essential

The Government is right to identify the need to improve the image of the building industry, to help drive up standards and improve consumer protection, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to yesterday’s new industrial strategy Construction... View Article

Planning rules relaxed for home extensions

The relaxation of regulations to allow people to build bigger extensions without planning permission has come into force, with the aim of boosting Britain’s economy. It is also good news for business, as shops and industrial units are also allowed... View Article

Pioneering work to establish intelligent building standards

Pioneering work to develop standards of good practice for protecting intellectual property and the design and operation of building systems has been launched by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The IET’s technical briefing: the Resilience and Cyber Security... View Article

Reforming the construction sector to encourage growth

Reforms to strip out inefficiencies in public sector construction have already generated £447million in savings for the taxpayer last year and will deliver up to 20% savings in project costs by 2015, Cabinet Office Minister Chloe Smith has said. Making... View Article

Levolux tackles light, heat and sound in Cardiff

The recently completed, award-winning £30 million Hadyn Ellis Building at Cardiff University creates the ideal environment for world-leading scientific research teams to make progress, thanks to the inclusion of a multi-purpose Solar Shading solution, courtesy of Levolux. As the main... View Article

New Videx vandal resistant door entry modules

Videx have introduced a new range of vandal resistant modules designed to complement the successful VR4K vandal resistant door entry panel range. The VR4K series can be used with many of the company’s door entry and access control systems, including... View Article

New CAT5 booster sets from Wilo

Wilo has launched its new CAT5 Booster set into the marketplace. UK water regulations – G6.1e – states that non-domestic hose union taps cannot be fitted directly to the water supply. It is essential to incorporate a backflow prevention device... View Article

High praise for Yeoman Rainguard rainwater systems

Yeoman Rainguard, the market leader in rainwater systems has been praised for its products and advice during the replacement of old worn out cast iron guttering and hoppers at St Nicholas’ Church, Kenilworth which dates back to 1185 and is... View Article

A&G claims a first with CE marking

Acheson & Glover (A&G), a leading manufacturer of premium quality hard landscaping and pre-cast concrete products, is pleased to announce its products are in compliance with the new CE marking standard. It is the first hard landscaping manufacturer to confirm... View Article

Pivot Stove & Heating open for business in the UK

Pivot Stove & Heating, founded in 1876 and a long established brand in Australia and New Zealand, is opening for business in the UK and unveiling its first showroom and national distribution hub in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Supplying integrated home heating... View Article

Fire surround

With its name reflecting the open space design for which it is renowned, the Agorafocus from Diligence International can be suspended from the ceiling of a room to radiate warmth through 360deg. Suitable also for fixing on a pedestal base,... View Article

High clamping force hollo-bolt for structural connections

Lindapter has launched its Hollo-Bolt High Clamping Force (HCF): an enhanced version of its original expansion bolt for steel hollow section, optimised for structural joints. The Hollo-Bolt HCF is available as standard in the largest Hollo-Bolt sizes and features Lindapter’s... View Article
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