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Ground-breaking housing showcase wins yet another award

A ground-breaking Fife housing project designed to trial new eco-friendly methods of construction has won yet another award for its energy-saving innovations. The £3.3million Housing Innovation Showcase, a joint project by Kingdom Housing Association and Fife Council, which produced 27... View Article

Pivot Stove & Heating open for business in the UK

Pivot Stove & Heating, founded in 1876 and a long established brand in Australia and New Zealand, is opening for business in the UK and unveiling its first showroom and national distribution hub in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Supplying integrated home heating... View Article

Marley Eternit Equitone courts new sports hall

EQUITONE architectural fibre cement facade material from Marley Eternit has been used to clad the sports hall of the £28 million, BREEAM ‘Very Good’ Sir Robert Woodard Academy in West Sussex. EQUITONE provided the hall with a decorative, tactile, smooth... View Article

Help shape the future of sustainable refurbishment

BRE launched a new founding member’s initiative for users of the BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment scheme at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference in Manchester yesterday. Introduced in 2012, BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment provides a robust design and assessment method for... View Article

Public sector construction projects worth over £1.1bn on hold

New figures show Government has fallen short on pledge to boost economy through investment in public sector infrastructure Some 119 public sector construction projects worth over £1.1billion are currently on hold despite the Government’s election pledge to invest in infrastructure... View Article

New look for BM TRADA Group

BM TRADA Group, the UK-based international testing, inspection, certification and compliance body is introducing a new name and visual identity from 1 July 2013. The move, aimed at improving clarity of communications and emphasising the group’s strengths, will see all... View Article

Setcrete raises expectations in home refurbishment

Setcrete’s Deep Base Levelling Compound has demonstrated its effectiveness and suitability as a fast track economical solution for levelling uneven floors, as illustrated by its use in a residential property in Hagley, Birmingham. Applied to raise the floor to create... View Article

BCO report shows what workers want from their offices

The BCO (British Council for Offices) and Savills recent report, commissioned to look at what workers want from their office workplace, has identified and ranked the top non-locational features that make up the ideal workplace, which included occupant comfort, temperature,... View Article
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