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One step closer to the sweet sound of silence

Schlüter-Systems is delighted to report the pleasing results of impact sound reduction tests on its latest innovative uncoupling membrane for crack-free tile and stone. Schlüter® -DITRA- HEAT-TB has been renamed as Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-DUO, in recognition of the fact that the matting... View Article

Relcross door closers keep brewery warm

When Hillside Brewery in Gloucestershire realised that the doors to their upstairs patio weren’t closing properly, with consequent loss of heat and escape of noise into the local area, something had to be done. The doors are exposed to the... View Article

Planting the seeds of a successful green roof specification

Stuart Hicks from liquid roofing membrane specialist Kemper System discusses what you need to consider when specifying green roof systems. The drive towards more sustainable buildings has led to an evolution of green roofs from specialist ‘eco- feature’, to much... View Article

Balancing views, solar control & daylighting

John Godwin of Vena looks at the need to achieve a tricky balance when considering architectural glazing. When it comes to specifying the glazing for a project, all too often the need to achieve good views out can override the... View Article

Prevention is still better than cure

Last winter was dry compared with previous winters, but that’s no reason to be complacent about flooding; Safeguard Europe’s Hudson Lambert says that when designing new homes it’s essential to prioritise prevention. It could be thought that, flood-wise, the winter... View Article

Proving permeable paving

The trade association Interpave has just launched a new case study showing how concrete block permeable paving provides a comprehensive and cost-effective sustainable drainage system (SuDS) for a new housing development without additional land-take. The case study explores a SuDS... View Article

Accessible toilets prove they open doors to more customers

Do you want a way to increase customer numbers? Head to the toilets…..! That’s the message from Closomat, Britain’s leading provider of disabled toileting solutions, resulting from feedback from brands such as Alton Towers, JD Wetherspoon. The brands are among... View Article

Remmers leads the way with low emission resin flooring

Remmers Epoxy OS Color New is a coloured Epoxy Self Smoothing resin system suitable for industrial and commercial applications. Its high mechanical strength coupled with excellent chemical resistance makes it ideal for industrial environments while its innovative reduction in VOC’s... View Article

Salice products and service are perfect for Neville Johnson

Salice UK are delighted to be supplying a selection of their furniture fittings for installation within the Neville Johnson furniture range. For over three decades Neville Johnson has been creating innovative fitted furniture, offering bespoke solutions for any room or... View Article

Luceco Stadium floodlights at Bristol Fruit Market

Luceco has supplied specialist LED floodlighting to Bristol Fruit Market. Based in St Phillips Marsh, buyers from local businesses have access to the finest fresh produce from around the globe. The installation was carried out by Commercial & Industrial Electrical... View Article

New sewage pumping station from JT Pumps

JTPumps has released a new sewage pumping station which can easily handle 80mm solids, with easy installation and a range of tank options allowing the pumping station to service buildings of varying sizes – from properties as small as one... View Article

McAvoy wins major industry award for BIM

The McAvoy Group has won a major industry award for its commitment to adopting and implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) in its offsite construction projects. McAvoy was presented with the award for Best Virtual Reality BIM at the third annual RICS BIM4SME... View Article

Polyflor Bloc flooring makes a statement in architects’ studio

Polyflor commercial vinyl flooring from the Bloc collection was recently chosen to add a splash of colour to Rivington Street Studio architectural practice in London. Rivington Street Studio specialises in architectural and landscaping projects for the education, housing, leisure, commercial... View Article

Klober air-open underlay tops performance ratings

Variable performance of many vapour permeable underlays ultimately prompted the NHBC and BSI to require supporting high level ventilation for such products. For roofs needing the highest standard of ventilation performance during a building’s critical drying out period to prevent... View Article

SAE joist hanger – four million and counting

This Autumn, construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is celebrating the pressing of its four millionth ‘ SAE’ joist hanger. The UK’s most versatile, heavy duty timber connector is going from (load bearing) strength to strength, increasing in popularity as builders... View Article
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