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First eco home in Ipswich complete

One of the first homes to receive energy efficiency improvements through the Government’s ECO funding scheme has been unveiled in Ipswich. The property in Reynolds Road is the first of almost 400 in the town to be fitted with external... View Article

Strong performance for versatile United House

United House Group, the leading specialist residential developer and social housing contractor, has delivered a strong performance for the year ending 31 December 2012 with Group profit before tax of £21.4million, up by £6.6million on last year, its annual results... View Article

A bona finish for a fir floor

The John Hope Gateway is Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s biodiversity and information centre. It’s a shining example of green construction and sustainability, and the restaurant features a Douglas Fir floor which has just been finished with Bona Traffic HD! The... View Article

Choose wood, choose FSC

Tallulah Chapman, communications manager, FSC UK discusses the reasons for choosing FSC certified wood for builds. The London 2012 Athlete’s Village was completed last year using 18,508m³ of timber, which is enough to fill 7.5 Olympic swimming pools or stretch... View Article

UK’s first zero-cost energy park wins two awards

Britain’s first zero-cost energy park at Armstrong Point in Wigan has received further industry recognition with two awards at the North West Regional Construction Awards 2013. Submitted by building contractors Tolent Construction and partners Kingspan Renewables, the £2.7million project from... View Article

Ground-breaking housing showcase wins yet another award

A ground-breaking Fife housing project designed to trial new eco-friendly methods of construction has won yet another award for its energy-saving innovations. The £3.3million Housing Innovation Showcase, a joint project by Kingdom Housing Association and Fife Council, which produced 27... 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

Marley Eternit Equitone courts new sports hall

EQUITONE architectural fibre cement facade material from Marley Eternit has been used to clad the sports hall of the £28 million, BREEAM ‘Very Good’ Sir Robert Woodard Academy in West Sussex. EQUITONE provided the hall with a decorative, tactile, smooth... View Article
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