STYROFOAM manufacturer offers Part L 2013 summary

STYROFOAM manufacturer Dow Building Solutions has released a new, independent publication summarising key changes to Part L of the Building Regulations, which come into force from April 6 2014. Authored by Huw Evans of JPA Technical Literature Ltd, the paper... View Article

Understanding and specifying invisible sound solutions

Amina Technologies RIBA approved CPD seminars are now available at a Central London location which includes full demonstration facilities. Available dates are 3rd July and 9th October plus, by arrangement, at architect’s premises. The seminar compares the basic principles of... View Article

PM hails Help to Buy success

Help to Buy, the government scheme to help people buy a new home, is overwhelmingly benefiting first time buyers. As the scheme becomes increasingly popular, the vast majority of people are buying homes outside London and the South East. New... View Article

Time to get started as BIM approaches

The UK government’s chief construction advisor has characterised building information modelling (BIM) as unstoppable. The increasing public sector client participation, coupled with the looming 2016 deadline has heightened the profile of BIM with SMEs. It is no longer a case... View Article

ISG fast-tracks Hillsborough Inquests Court facility

ISG has successfully handed over a purpose-built Coroner’s Court facility for the Hillsborough Inquests in Warrington, two weeks ahead of programme, under budget and with zero defects. Procured via the Ministry of Justice’s Strategic Alliance Construction Framework – the project... View Article

Ingenious space saving with Aqua-Cabinets®

British bathrooms and cloakrooms are usually small – but that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for imaginative and inspiring design. Aqua-Cabinets has ingenious solutions that make the most of a limited floor area, giving every home owner the chance... View Article

GGF ‘mixed feelings’ on Budget

The GGF had “mixed feelings” after Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced his 2014 Budget. The Budget promised a raft of positive measures for SMEs, manufacturers and exporters but the Federation felt the Chancellor could have done more to... View Article

NHBC announces series of Home User Guide workshops

In response to the growing demand for the new online Home User Guide (HUG), NHBC has announced a series of five workshops to demonstrate this unique, interactive system and showcase what it can offer both builders and homeowners. With more... View Article