To address the housing shortage and ensure that the housing stock deficit is erased, the UK needs to build 340,000 new homes every year until 2031. As such, the residential construction sector is under increasing pressure to build the volume of homes the country so desperately needs, which will require not only meeting but exceeding […]
Recent years have seen a drastic change in how waterproofing design has been approached. Gone are the days of architects undertaking the waterproofing design role. British Standard 8102:2009 Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water from the Ground (BS8102:2009) recommends that every design team/waterproofing project incorporates a Waterproofing Design Specialist.
The rising popularity of brick slips is evident from the growing number of companies now selling them. Once considered a niche product, the speed and flexibility brick slips offer has made them a popular choice across the building industry as a whole and has resulted in a rapidly expanding market. Eurobrick has been supplying brick […]
Stretch-comfort Work Trousers and Hi-Tech 37.5® Work Jackets for optimum weather-protection on site Snickers Workwear is continually improving its working clothes with superb new stretch Work Trousers and Hi-Tech Jackets. With great fit and superb value for money, the brand new comfort fabrics woven into Snickers’ newest street-smart Work Trousers deliver enhanced freedom of movement […]
Following extensive research and testing over the past two years in the UK and Scandinavia, this year PoolLock is excited to introduce its new HeatLock Thermofoam canvas with enhanced insulation properties. Thanks to the foamed insulation layer applied to one side of the canvas, heat transfer across the membrane is reduced by a factor of […]
British manufacturer Ecodek have been producing their unique Wood Polymer Composite boards system for over 14 years. In 2017 alone, the production of ecodek® material consumed more than 3600 tonnes of recycled plastic milk bottles and sustainably sourced hardwood fibres. ecodek® boards are available in three profiles, two finishes and five colours, so suitable for […]
Offsite Solutions, the UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturer, has been awarded a £1.6m contract for Crown Student Living. Crown Place in Swansea will be Offsite Solutions’ sixth and largest student accommodation scheme for the developer and brings the total value of its projects for Crown Student Living to £6.8 million.
ENGEL WORKWEAR, manufacturers of comfortable and practical workwear and personal protective equipment suitable for almost every work situation has the ‘Galaxy’ range amongst its collection which offers a comprehensive selection of smart and functional clothing with the emphasis as much on comfort, style and fit as it is on being protective and hardwearing; the trousers […]
Paul Greengrass – Business Development Director at Pump House explains the challenges and solutions available for disposing and routing boiler condensate. Amendments to the building regulations back in 2005 effectively made condensing boilers compulsory for both new build and boiler upgrades. The impact of this has led to condensate routing challenges and exposed pipework freezing.
With more and more developers and constructors looking to go modular (or offsite construction), more and more are re-evaluating all aspects of the specification and ways to reduce build time. Space; one of the most valuable commodities in any property, is also becoming more and more important, and technologies that maximise living room whilst staying […]
Steel Window Association (SWA) member, West Leigh, has won the gratitude and admiration of a client local to its south London premises, for the quality of the firm’s W20 window and door package which completed the renovation and re-configuration of an old Victorian tannery building. Dating from 1850, Number 3 Tanner Street in Bermondsey was […]
Aluminium systems supplied by UK leading facade company Aluprof, have been specified for the recently completed Hotel Indigo Manchester. Located next to Victoria station, at the junction of Todd Street and Corporation Street, the new Hotel Indigo project comprises of a new fourteen story, modern rotunda tower, adjacent to an existing, now sympathetically restored Grade […]