Sustainable flooring from Nora – Evelina Childrens Hospital

Over 9 years ago, nora flooring was installed at Evelina Childrens hospital which cares for the many local resident children with Critical Healthcare needs. Nora’s attractive bespoke design themes and intricate symbols flow throughout the hospital, providing wayfinding and, most... View Article

Solar Powered Natural Ventilation by GDL

Our Solarstore Units, part of our Intelivent natural ventilation range, utilise solar power to assist in the effective operation of our natural ventilation systems. This method is an energy efficient and cost-effective way to increase the ventilation rate throughout the... View Article

HELIFIX moves to landmark London office building

Helical fixing manufacturer and masonry repair specialist, HELIFIX, is proud to announce that it has recently relocated (Monday 28th April 2014) to an impressive new office facility in London. The Helifix team is now located at The Mille, 1000 Great... View Article

Welsh Council future proofs housing with Aico CO Alarms

Denbighshire County Council in North Wales is fitting Aico Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms in to all of its properties containing gas and solid fuel appliances in anticipation of changing safety and building regulations. Denbighshire County Council has been fitting Aico... View Article

Dramatic fuel cost savings and health benefits

Whole house heat recovery ventilation (HRV) offers dramatic fuel cost savings and health benefits. With the development of Heat Recovery HEAT PUMP Ventilation (HRHPV) enabling a home to be fossil-fuel free is no longer the domain of the bespoke eco... View Article

10 green bottles squashed up in the floor

Constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation in sustainability, British manufacturer Newhey Carpets has recently introduced a revolutionary carpet secondary backing system, “evobac”, made using 100% recycled plastic bottles. The company has combined its proficiency in high speed Colortec tufting technology... View Article

Door closer is good for health

Available in standard and free swing versions, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers are totally concealed when the door is closed, delivering a host of benefits in aesthetics, hygiene, safety and well-being that are proving extremely popular with specifiers, clinicians and... View Article

CLD introduces new range of Hytronik motion light sensors

Hastings, Sussex, UK based lamp and LED lighting specialist CLD Distribution announces a comprehensive new range of Hytronik motion and lux sensor switches to its range of innovative lighting control options. Utilising microwave technology, these are ideal for wide ranging... View Article

Marshall-Tufflex trunking keeps Pace with prestigious project

The impressive refurbishment of the Pace Building within Durham University’s Palace Green Library demonstrates how well-specified cable management can enhance the final look of a project. The 1960s part-listed Pace Building unites wood, exposed steelwork, concrete and glass to provide... View Article

Domestic Boiler Manager offers 20 per cent energy savings

Save up to 20% on home heating and hot water bills with Marshall-Tufflex’s award-winning Domestic Boiler Manager system. DBM controls the firing cycle of gas, oil and LPG boilers, reducing unnecessary boiler firing (dry cycling). Not only does this, typically,... View Article

New RIBA-accredited CPD seminar from Trend GB

The origins of hand-cut smalti, the dazzling beauty of authentic gold tesserae, the distinctive contribution of glass mosaic to historic buildings and art forms, the variety of tile formats and pre-formatted patterns available to today’s designers, and the innovative modern... View Article

If Carlsberg made buildings…

When Carlsberg UK built an extension to the bottling plant at its brewery in Northampton it wanted the new building to stand out externally as a great building. A major contribution to this aim was made possible by the choice... View Article

STYROFOAM insulation stockist network extended

STYROFOAM and XENERGY extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation products are now available from a wider stockist network, offering improved UK-wide coverage for builders and contractors. Distributors now include CCF, Encon, Essex Insulation, Malcolm Insulation, Minster, Panel Systems, the Proctor Group, Radmat,... View Article

A lesson in modern history

As more and more heritage and conservation projects begin to accept PVC-U as a viable alternative to traditional timber, The VEKA UK Group’s Head of Technical Mark Barsby looks at the products that have brought about this significant change in... View Article