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Hotter shoes start off on the right foot with moisture mapping

The waterproofing on the roof of footwear manufacturer Hotter Shoes’ head office and manufacturing facility in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire had exceeded its serviceable life and begun experiencing significant water ingress, requiring urgent remedial work. Prior to any work commencing on... View Article

Kingspan Kooltherm K100 range expands

Kingspan Insulation has announced the launch of two new products to join their innovative new Kooltherm K100 Range, designed to deliver lower U-values with a minimal construction thickness. Kingspan Kooltherm K112 Framing Board and K107 Pitched Roof Board are the... View Article

It’s a new angle as Eurocell elevates Skypod range

Building upon the success of the market-leading Skypod range of PVC-U skylights, Eurocell is launching its latest model – Skypod Acute. As the name suggests, the new addition features a steeper pitch: 350 in fact, a full 150 more than... View Article

Kemper System takes centre stage at Greenwich Theatre

When the roof of a popular London theatre was no longer watertight, cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, provided the ideal solution. Roofing contractors, Capitol Roofing Co Ltd of Blackheath in Greenwich, specified Kemperol 2K-PUR to refurbish the existing 500 sq. m asphalt... View Article

Luceco lights Kuwait International Airport

Luceco has recently relit the Departure & Arrival Gates, Immigration Counters and public areas at Kuwait International Airport, an established regional air hub in the Gulf.  First opened in 1928 as a refueling point for British planes on their way... View Article

Composed of sustainability

Alex Collins from Ecodek says that wood polymer composites present a new world of sustainable, durable construction materials. Wood Polymer Composites (WPCs) were first developed in the US in the early 1990s as an alternative to timber used in applications... View Article

Under the skin

As well as aesthetic and performance requirements, the need for more sustainable envelopes is influencing architects’ choice of materials when it comes to facades, says Simon Wild of Formica Group. Architecture has been described as “a visual art where buildings... View Article

Designing-in the benefits of UFH

Toby Howard-Willis of JG Speedfit looks at some of the key design considerations for modern house design when it comes to underfloor heating. Housebuilders are fast realising the benefits of underfloor heating solu- tions (UFH), prompting architects to give more... View Article

Modular firm wins place on framework

Actavo Building Solutions, claimed to be “the UK’s fastest-growing modular building company” has been awarded a number of lots on the new four-year, £750m NHS modular building framework. The firm commented: “With NHS bed availability at an all-time low, increasing... View Article

The Newton Guide to Waterproofing is out now

Our new brochure offers everything you need to know about waterproofing to British Standard 8102:2009. Features include: An explanation of all types of waterproofing Quality 2D and 3D technical drawings Comprehensive case studies with high resolution imagery A definition of... View Article

GEZE’s degree of distinction

There’s a degree of distinction about Swansea University’s new student accommodation where GEZE UK is helping open doors to a new way of living on a campus by the sea. The Bay Campus, developed by St. Modwen in partnership with... View Article

High temperature ASHP – from LG

The new high temperature version of LG’s Therma V ASHP is proving popular across the UK. It can deliver water at up to 80 degrees C for cascade dual refrigerant cycles of R410a and R134a and up to 65 degrees... View Article

Icopal achieves top performance at LIPA

The world famous Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts – widely known by the acronym, LIPA – has seen a major refurbishment and redevelopment contract carried out by Kier; with three different systems from the range of Icopal Ltd having been... View Article
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