HIMACS for innovative facade solutions

OUT NOW – our webinar explaining the limitless design possibilities of Solid Surface HIMACS for innovative facade solutions If you have worked with HIMACS solid material before, you will know the benefits: your own ideas and the creative material inspire... View Article

Advanced lighting systems for any project

Häfele can provide specifiers, interior designers and fit-out contractors with an advanced lighting solution for both furniture and rooms that is easy to install and can be controlled from a single source. The holistic Häfele Loox5 lighting solution is a... View Article

Cladding just got animated

Freefoam Building Products are proud to announce the launch of a new animation style video to illustrate how to fit cladding. In recent years Freefoam have seen a steady rise in sales of its PVC cladding range. However, in the... View Article

A total peace of mind with Simpson Strong-Tie

For over 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie® has focussed on creating connectors that perform under the toughest of conditions, helping you build safer, stronger homes and buildings. With more than 1,000 product solutions, we’re proud to offer the widest connector range... View Article

Specifying tiling products for fast track projects

Every specifier will have projects that need speeding up either because of unforeseen delays in the approval or build process, or simply because an unavoidable deadline means that the normal timeframes for laying and preparing substrates and tiling them need... View Article

Window maker’s history revealed

Windows often provide a view into history but, sometimes, they tell their own story. This is the case with a stained glass window on the staircase at the Royal Forest Hotel in Chingford, Essex. Depicting Queen Elizabeth I and her court... View Article

Advanced reaches new heights at Manchester climbing centre

LISTEN HERE 🔊 A QuickZone conventional fire alarm system from UK manufacturer, Advanced, has been installed at BlocHaus Climbing, Manchester’s newest bouldering wall. Newly opened, BlocHaus Climbing boasts an array of facilities at its East Manchester site, including 130 climbable... View Article

Rinato ramps up with two new polymer fence board ranges

F.H. Brundle’s successful Rinato polymer fencing range is expanding with the addition of two new acoustic board types. The wrapped range comes in three authentic finishes, golden oak, anthracite and rustic oak, and all feature a decorate wood-effect laminate wrap... View Article

Bridging the gap in design

Improving the thermal performance of the building envelope is central to the drive for sustainability, energy efficiency and meeting the criteria for the impending Future Homes Standard. Simon Hill of Schöck considers the issues involved Critical to improving the thermal... View Article

Protecting decorative projecting brickwork

Projecting brickwork is a popular design feature on masonry building envelopes. However, the resulting inconsistent cavity depths can add complexity when ensuring structures’ passive fire protection – Graham Laws of Siderise Insulation explains more, and describes solutions Masonry finishes have... View Article

Newton expands the HydroBond waterproofing system

Newton Waterproofing, the UK’s leading independent designers and suppliers of guaranteed waterproofing systems, has expanded its range of HydroBond products to offer an even wider range of waterproofing solutions to its nationwide customer base. Defined as ‘Type A’ barrier waterproofing... View Article

A construction revolution

With Brexit closing the doors on many highly-skilled workers, Paul Richards of Aquarian Cladding Systems discusses the struggle to bring young people into the industry and why MMC techniques can provide a solution It’s no secret that the construction industry... View Article

Repositioning rain gardens

Charlotte Markey of Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation says rain gardens will be key to meeting the changes to water management in the new Environment Bill While traditional rain gardens have long been an accepted element of sustainable drainage systems... View Article