Airspace is a phrase increasingly heard in property development circles, especially in London and other large cities, where limited development space and an ever increasing demand for housing forces the solution to go upwards. By definition, airspace is the unused space on top of residential, public and commercial buildings, which developers can purchase the “airspace […]
“If a GPS system helped you take on one extra job per week, and if overtime payments could be reduced by a couple of hours per week, what would your return be per employee?” Landscape contracting is labour intensive. With many vehicles, drivers and sites to manage, and customers spanning a wide radius, a popular […]
Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, has been honoured with the prestigious PwC UK Private Businesswoman of the Year title at this year’s UK Private Business Awards 2018. Jacqueline was recognised for her business success, along with her passion and drive to improve her industry and also for her dedication in encouraging women […]
Specialising in quality timber products from solid boards, precision engineered flooring, parquet woodblock to bespoke staircase and cabinetry, the Treehouse showroom in London’s Notting Hill carries an extensive range of hardwood species rich in character, colour and form. Working directly with clients, designers or architects, supplying materials or providing full installation, Treehouse can advise on […]
A stunning new curtain wall facade has been installed by Aluprof customer, Britplas, at Jodrell Bank Observatory. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation have set up their new global Headquarters at the world famous location. Working in conjunction with the University of Manchester the new radio telescope will utilise a collection area of almost one […]
Eco friendly and thermal-efficient plastic pipe technology has been used to replace aged cast iron hot water pipes showing signs of corrosion in Edinburgh Castle’s Crown Square. The square, which dates back to the 15th century, is located outside the Royal Palace, and now benefits from a pre-insulated Flexalen pipe system supplied by Glenrothes-based Flexenergy.
Originally launched in 2014, the AWS 70 SC outward-opening aluminium window from Schueco UK delivers Schueco’s renowned ‘build quality’ at an economical price, a formula that has led to it being widely specified for domestic projects right across the country. Its versatility and excellent performance in use means that many specifiers now view the Schueco […]
Healthcare fire safety and the Shelton Hospital tragedy Wrightstyle is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of advanced steel and aluminium glazing systems. Jane Embury, the company’s marketing director, looks at fire safety in healthcare facilities and care homes. They are shortly to supply to a new state-of-the-art care village in Warwick that will include everything […]
The UK’s largest plant, tool and equipment hire company is celebrating after being highly commended at the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018. Organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, the awards, which are now in their 15th year, celebrate outstanding apprentices, employers and individuals who go above and beyond to champion apprenticeships across […]
VIVALDA WELCOMES BROKENSHIRE BAN ON COMBUSTIBLES Vivalda, the UK’s largest distributor and fabricator of architectural cladding systems, has welcomed the Government’s intention to ban the use of combustible materials on all high-rise developments.
When the Going Gets Tough The chance to reflect on suitable solutions for toughened glass is now available from GEZE UK which has produced a new product guide and price list. SGG Solutions for Toughened Glass is a comprehensive guide to an extensive range of products available for fitting frameless toughened glass doors. The brochure […]
Revolutionising construction at height with fall arrest systems In 2017/18, 35 fatal injuries to workers were due to falls from a height. According to HSE, falls from height still remain the main cause of fatal accident for workers, with the construction industry held accountable for the highest number.