Xpelair unveil new training centre

Xpelair Ventilation Solutions, one of the UK’s leading providers ventilation systems, has opened a new training centre at its Peterborough site following an extensive investment programme. The centre forms part of the company’s multi-million pound relocation to state-of-the-art facilities, which... View Article

Clad tidings for residents of Canning Town

A refurbishment programme carried out by Newham Council has seen the improvement of 15 timber framed properties on Douglas Road and Ravenscroft Close in Canning Town, E16. With the aim of improving the thermal insulation of the 1960s pre-fabricated houses,... View Article

Cementitious flexible waterproofing membrane – excellent results

Newton 101F cementitious flexible waterproofing membrane is a two-component acrylic modified cementitious coating. It is the ideal product to waterproof and re-surface concrete and masonry. 101F is very user friendly with simple on-site mixing methods. Newton 101F creates an effective... View Article

Powerful new Gilgen door operator swings into action

Gilgen Door Systems has launched its most powerful and silent running swing door operator yet. The technologically advanced Gilgen FD 20 swing door drive is designed for the automation of new or existing doors up to 250kg in weight and... View Article

Composite decking to lust after

‘Delivering first class quality, surpassing customer expectations’ Hands up those companies that don’t strive to achieve these types of goals. Where Dura Composites is different is that it does actually achieve this level time and time again. How to prove... View Article

Ibstock in pole position for 2013 Brick Awards

Ibstock, the UK’s largest brickmaker, is leading the way with shortlisted entries ahead of the Brick Development Association’s (BDA) 2013 Brick Awards. A total of 33 Ibstock projects which highlight the aesthetic appeal, versatility and performance of Ibstock’s range went... View Article

Queen’s Award for Stirling Lloyd

Stirling Lloyd, manufacturers of the Integritank structural waterproofing system, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its continued international success. Considered the UK’s most prestigious business honour, the Queen’s Award is awarded to businesses who show... View Article

Schneider Electric launches new Argus presence detector range

Global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric, has launched a new range of presence and movement detectors, enabling users to drastically reduce energy wastage, through better lighting control. The new Argus movement and presence detectors offer demand-based, automatic lighting control... View Article

Local company win Bathstore contract

Last month Graffiti Design installed some Specialist Retail Signage for our first project for large retailer Bath Store in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Bathstore is the largest specialist bathroom retailer in the UK, Their ethos is delivering well designed bathrooms to a... View Article

Helifix BowTie – the solution for bowed building walls

The recently upgraded BowTie HD, from masonry repair specialist Helifix, is the ideal solution to the problem of bulging and unstable building walls. Fully concealed once installed, it rapidly restores structural stabilisation by securing the wall to internal joists or... View Article

Comar window systems improve performance

With ever-increasing demands on the performance of glazing and opening vents, Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems have developed and rigorously tested their aluminium window systems to meet the very latest performance and specification demands, ensuring their clients have a future proof... View Article

Next generation insulation for exclusive development

A stylish purpose built development of three houses in Buckingham Road, Leeds is the latest project to benefit from OPTIM-R – an optimum performance Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) from market leaders Kingspan Insulation. With great links to the city centre... View Article

VIPs seal the deal

By Tony Millichap, technical manager of Kingspan Insulation Limited. Ensuring a high level of building fabric performance has become increasingly important in recent years as new regulations and the rising cost of energy lead to a greater demand for more... View Article

Lead roofing and its modern replacements

Theft of lead flashings from roofs and concerns over the health and safety implications of working with the material generally has prompted the launch of lead-free solutions. Kevin Ley, technical manager of UK roofing manufacturer Redland, explores the issues. Increasing... View Article

Below ground waterproofing for new build farmhouse

Landmarks (UK) Ltd, a Yorkshire based developer, has used Triton waterproofing systems in the construction of a traditional two storey farmhouse. The property sits on a natural gentle slope, so the basement is fully buried to the rear with a... View Article

AkzoNobel publishes new OJEU Guide

AkzoNobel, parent company of paint brand, Dulux Trade, has launched an advisory document on how the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) impacts tendering public sector decoration projects. It is designed to help specifiers navigate their way through the... View Article

Specifying historic shades with flame retardant protection

When choosing paint for historic buildings, specifiers can choose products that offer a double duty, with high technology flame retardant paints available in historic colour palettes. Debbie Orr, Crown Trade brand manager gives an insight. Protecting heritage properties needs to... View Article