STUDENTS CHALLENGED TO DESIGN NEW CULTURAL BUILDING FOR LIVERPOOL WATERS @PeelLivWaters

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Final year architectural technology students from Liverpool John Moores University have been challenged to design a new cultural building at Liverpool Waters.

The Liverpool Waters masterplan includes proposals for a cultural building in the Central Dock neighbourhood and the students have been briefed to produce concepts for how this could look once it’s developed.

As part of the design brief, the students visited the Liverpool Waters site for a tour and discussion about the £5 billion regeneration project which is one of the most prestigious waterfront investment opportunities in Europe. A group of 25 students were joined by two members of staff as they met with Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at Liverpool Waters, for an update on the work going on at the 60-hectare site.

H+H offsite aircrete solution gets official accreditation @CelconBlocks

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H+H offsite offer passes the test

The new SIG I-House System incorporating Celcon Elements from H+H has just received official accreditation under the Build Offsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS).

Carried out by Lloyd’s Register in conjunction with BLP insurance, BOPAS is a process evaluation designed to provide reassurance as to the quality, reliability and durability of new methods of building.

Originally targeted at lenders, it supports an expectation of at least a 60 year lifespan for the build and should provide reassurance to both housebuilders and buyers that a new technique can be relied on for the long term.

Brett Landscaping achieves Excellent rating for BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing @BrettPaving

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Some years ago Brett Landscaping were one of the first businesses in their sector to achieve certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and BES 6001. Now a concerted effort to continually improve the sustainability of Brett Landscaping has resulted in the business receiving the top classification for responsible sourcing from the BRE Trust – the UK’s leading independent accreditation service for sustainability.

During the recent re-verification for the BES 6001 Issue 3.1 Framework Standard for Responsible Sourcing, Brett Landscaping was delighted to be awarded the highest overall ranking of “Excellent”, an improvement on the previous ranking of “Very Good”.

INTERSERVE WINS CONTRACT FOR MAJOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN LEEDS @InterServeNews

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Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been awarded a contract worth in excess of £70 million by Dandara Limited to design and build a residential development comprising 744 apartments in Leeds.

The four-building development, located in the south side of Leeds city centre, will offer one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as a number of studio-style options. Landscaped areas, basement car parking, access control and a dedicated area for concierge and management services will also be provided.

Wienerberger launches innovative online platform for Special Shaped Bricks

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Finding the right building materials can be daunting to say the least, especially when you consider the sheer volume of materials and solutions available. As the UK’s leading supplier of building materials, at Wienerberger we want to ensure that all of our products are easily accessible and understood by our customers, especially with regard to more technical products like our Special Shaped Bricks. To do this, we have created an online platform that makes selecting the right Special Shaped Brick easy and provides you with all the information you’ll need, regardless of your level of industry knowledge.

Fibrelite.com A New Website for a New Era in Composite Covers

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In 1980 Fibrelite launched the world’s first composite manhole cover. In 2017, as the UK prepares for a record £500 billion infrastructure spend, Fibrelite’s ultra-customisable composite covers and underground enclosures remain the industry standard.

As demand for stronger, lighter and more durable materials increases, Fibrelite continues to invest in technology – designing, developing, manufacturing and rapidly bringing new solutions to market. The new website is a perfect example.

Industry Leading Adhesives

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F Ball and Co Ltd. is the UK’s leading manufacturer of specialist flooring adhesives. The company’s products are tried and tested and offer proven reliability in numerous sectors including commercial, retail, education, healthcare, marine, sport and leisure.

Renowned for innovation and high technology solutions such as Styccobond F49 HYBRID PS, a high strength, temperature tolerant pressure sensitive adhesive that minimises the expansion and contraction of floor coverings in extreme temperatures.

THE CLEAR ADVANTAGES OF OSMO UV-PROTECTION-OIL

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Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes specialist, has developed a quality finish to protect, maintain and restore exterior wood. Osmo UV-Protection-Oil has been specially designed to preserve the natural colour of the wood, leaving it looking in top condition.

Protection of exterior wood is of the upmost importance as the colour can fade after harmful UV rays damage the lignin within the wood. Osmo UV-Protection-Oil is a clear, satin finish for exterior application onto vertical wooden structures only such as doors, cladding, fencing etc.  Based on natural oil, it does not crack, flake, peel or blister.