Graf UK urges early design involvement for long-term gains

David Stagg, technical product specialist for sustainable water management specialists Graf UK, is urging specifiers of wastewater treatment plants to think long term and life cycle to avoid landing clients with unplanned and unsupported servicing and maintenance. Graf UK is... View Article

Let’s look at insulation – with Icynene

Icynene is a high performance, spray-foam insulation that expands 100-fold when applied, sealing all gaps service holes and hard to reach spaces where air leakage can occur. It eliminates cold bridging and achieves air tightness standards in excess of those... View Article

Deceuninck 22 per cent up in January

Following a record-breaking 2019, Deceuninck’s January 2020 sales are up 22 per cent year-on-year. Deceuninck, a leading PVC-U window and doors systems company say this exceptional start is down to a surge in sales of colour and Heritage Flush windows... View Article

Efficient water management with the CONTI + CNX system

Functional safety and ease of maintenance are a pre-requisite for large-scale facilities where systems must be kept running smoothly and germ-free. The introduction of the CNX water management system from CONTI+ to the UK brings a system scaleable to the... View Article

LAMILUX Launch new Glass Skylight at Futurebuild

At Futurebuild LAMILUX unveiled the brand new LAMILUX Glass Skylight FE3° – never before seen in the UK. With its 3° inclination and the Structural Glazing Construction, the new LAMILUX Glass Skylight FE provides a functional, and aesthetically pleasing solution... View Article

Quelfire introduces enhanced package to support specifiers

Leading manufacturer and supplier of specialist passive fire protection products, Quelfire, has further strengthened its service by introducing an enhanced package that is designed to support architects and designers from the very beginning of their projects. Established in 1977, Quelfire... View Article

Altro’s adhesive-free floors collection has grown

Altro has added innovative new ranges to its award-winning, adhesive-free, sustainable floors to offer adhesive-free options for a host of applications in the building. Benefits include enhanced comfort underfoot and greater sound impact reduction, as well as greater creative freedom... View Article

Resiblock Sealing is Easy-Peasy in Peasey Hills

Resiblock, and their ‘Legendary’ Resiblock ’22’, have been specified for Sealing Works for over 1,600m² of Concrete Block Paving at the new Rainbow Lane development in Peasey Hills, Malton, North Yorkshire. Resiblock ’22’ is to be used to prevent Paver... View Article

Industry News: Don’t Let Rusty Ruin Your Render!

Building regulations outlined by NHBC and LABC only advocate the use of austenitic stainless steel or PVCu beads in all external rendering applications, anywhere in the UK. Galvanised steel beads are no longer approved for external rendering in any situation.... View Article

Five things to ask a timber window manufacturer

Choosing  timber window and door supplier can be a real challenge. On the face of it, they are all offering similar things; ten year guarantees, a choice of colours, fancy hardware, different styles and sizes etc. However, there are a... View Article

Taking a leaf out of nature’s book

Figurative knots and distinctive woodgrain configurations are both authentic and much loved wood characteristics, that are admired and sought after by specifiers everywhere. This desire for irregularity and a closer affinity with nature, has led leading interior timber door manufacturer,... View Article

Employee Ownership – how it works in practice

FREE half-day conference specifically designed for senior partners of architectural practices – keynote speaker, Peter Morris of AHMM. Employee Ownership – how it works in practice Tuesday 17th March – 8.30am-1pm – at National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon... View Article