Green Energy for Lancashire Community Complex

A neighbourhood centre and new GP practice in Oldham, have both chosen bio-fuel technology by Atlantic Boilers for their heating and hot water needs. Selected by consulting engineers, Blue Sky Inspired of Stockport, each building has a 90kW R Series... View Article

New X100 from Sentinel – now even more effective

Leading water treatment specialist Sentinel has launched its new improved strength formula X100 Inhibitor. One of the industry’s leading system inhibitor and protection products is now even more effective, providing the best ever heating system protection. The new X100 inhibitor... View Article

Armstrong Ceilings top a public to private sector refurbishment

Braintree District Council’s former offices in Witham, Essex, have been refurbished with Armstrong Ceilings. A combination of mineral and metal tiles and canopies from Armstrong Ceilings were specified for the refurbishment of a former council building for their cost-effectiveness, aesthetics... View Article

Hoos about this, EQUITONE specified for eco pod

Fibre cement EQUITONE has been used to create a sustainable facade for a low energy, timber frame modular building installed at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Innovation Park at Ravenscraig in North Lanarkshire. Marley Eternit is working with Hoos to... View Article

EQUITONE opens up a bright future for inner city school

An EQUITONE architectural fibre cement facade from Marley Eternit has been used to clad a new £17.6 million, RIBA award-winning Academy in inner-city Birmingham. EQUITONE and was specified by architects de Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM) for the new BREEAM ‘Very... View Article

Connect with Pegler Yorkshire at Ecobuild 2014

Pegler Yorkshire, market-leading manufacturer of plumbing and heating products, will be exhibiting on stand N1750 at this year’s EcoBuild, taking place at London’s Excel from 4th – 6th March 2014. ‘Connect and Control’ will be Pegler Yorkshire’s theme as they... View Article

Self builders warm to the idea of underfloor heating

Any self build project will benefit from flexible electric underfloor heating. Jenny Smith, marketing services manager at Vent-Axia explains how advances in technology means electric underfloor heating is a choice that is set to grow in popularity Underfloor heating is... View Article

The evolution of the smart home

Rob Sutherland, managing director of Inspired Dwellings, specialists in the design and installation of home technology, shows how smart homes are evolving The smart home has been around as a concept since the 1970s. Early smart homes were primarily limited... View Article

A bright idea

By Lee Green, technical director at Kloeber UK Ltd In the last few years roof lights and sky lights have featured heavily in building design and with good reason. Natural daylight is an essential element of any interior space but... View Article

Which ventilation system is right for your home?

With today’s houses becoming more air tight, quality ventilation systems are even more important. What’s new on the market that satisfies energy efficiency requirements yet ensures good air quality for modern homes? Kevin Hippey, general manager Vortice Ltd, explores the options­... View Article

Support for CITB’s Levy Grant System increases

Employer survey reveals industry widely supports continuation of current scheme The number of construction employers supporting CITB’s statutory Levy Grant System has risen to nearly 70%, according to a research report from the CITB. Independent Employer and Stakeholder Research 2013... View Article

Charles Church reveals Charity of the Year 2014

Luxury house builder Charles Church has selected a local children’s hospice as its charity of the year for 2014. Charles Church South Midlands nominated Acorns Children’s Hospice as the company’s chosen charity for 2014, a charity that they have supported... View Article