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Tube Clamps – simple and easy to use

Tube Clamps are manufactured with simplicity and ease of use in mind. They involve no welding, bending, threading or special skills, requiring just an Allen key or ratchet key to tighten grub screws and join galvanised tubes in a matter... View Article

A&G – a BIM First

Acheson & Glover (A&G) , a leading manufacturer of premium quality hard landscaping and precast concrete products, are pleased to announce they are the first hard landscaping concrete manufacturer to go ‘live’ on BIM. The National BIM (Building Information Modelling)... View Article

Fab-ulous solution to improve profit

A unique, state-of-the-art single ply roofing system can help deliver a better end product with a significant reduction in cost. Studies show that Protan’s innovative prefabricated roof process can cut welding by up to 70%: on a typical 10000m2 roof:... View Article

BIM – business enabler or technology red herring?

The government’s decision to require that all suppliers involved in public sector construction projects use Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools and techniques by 2016 makes sense. This should help drive improvements in value and performance, whilst supporting environmental commitments by... View Article

Signbox respond to Skype call for digital glazing graphics

Signbox has successfully completed an extensive signage project for the stylish new London offices of Microsoft subsidiary Skype that now occupy 90,000 sq ft over three refurbished floors of Waterhouse Square, Holborn; the gothic landmark considered one of London’s most... View Article

Over and out…

Pentair Thermal Management has recently been specified to provide its Raychem Winterguard frost protection and HWAT water temperature maintenance system to 20 Fenchurch Street (The Walkie Talkie). The building’s hot water services are based in a hybrid system with recirculated... View Article

Benefits of switching to LED

LEDs are fast becoming the first choice for lighting due to their well-documented energy saving properties and affordability. LED manufacturer MHA Lighting, based in Atherton, Greater Manchester, has built up a portfolio of blue chip commercial clients and public sector... View Article

Levolux gets on top in New York

Dating back to 1842, Topping Rose House hotel in Bridgehampton, New York, now boasts a new ‘studio’ building and four luxury cottages, all equipped with an attractive Timber Fin solar shading and screening solution from Levolux. The beautifully restored Greek... View Article

Urban Front fully automated bi-fold garage doors

Featured this month is this new installation in Jersey of fully automated bi-fold garage doors. These come with flush construction, a pedestrian access option, matching designs to front doors and the same features as our front doors with steel reinforcement,... View Article

Are there enough homes for the ageing population?

A recent project by Demos, ‘Top of the Ladder’, has indicated that there is a shortage of housing for the older generation with 3.5 million people aged over 60 wishing to buy retirement property, but only 100,000 suitable homes exist.... View Article

Xpelair reach environmental ‘gold standard’

A leading UK ventilation supplier has boosted its green credentials and stolen a march on the competition with the announcement that two of its product ranges have received the highest level of energy performance accreditation. Xpelair, a market leader in... View Article

Innovative surfacing products from Formica Group

Formica Group is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications. With a proud heritage of 100 years trading, supported by a strong brand, Formica Group’s vision is to be... View Article

Retro Expo Awards 2013: winners announced

The winners of the Retro Expo Awards, celebrating Britain’s most inspiring retrofit products, projects and people were announced at the Building Design Centre in London. The Awards Ceremony, sponsored by the Better Retrofit Partnership, honoured 12 pioneering initiatives from across... View Article
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