NFB sees construction growth as the start of a trend

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that construction output in July 2013 increased by 2.2 per cent compared with the previous month. Whether comparing figures month on month or year on year – when there was a 0.8... View Article

Hauraton surface drainage at the new Shetland gas plant

Located on the edge of the British continental shelf some 125km north-west of the Shetland Islands, lie the Laggan and Tormore gas and liquid hydrocarbon (Petroleum) fields, surely a uniquely challenging environment, but one with great potential for the UK... View Article

New guidance on U-value calculations for roofs

Roof insulation manufacturer Dow Building Solutions has released a new guide on making U-value calculations for inverted flat roofs. Authored by Dr Steve Johnson, Technical Manager for the STYROFOAM and XENERGY extruded polystyrene producer, the paper outlines key considerations to... View Article

Heradesign Fins by Knauf AMF are creative to the core

Global advertising agency, Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) London HQ has been redesigned and refurbished from a conventional office layout into an inspiring and welcoming open plan studio space designed for creativity. Central to the redesign is a triple height studio... View Article

UK real-life kitchen study findings announced

Do you know how often you open your cutlery drawer every year? …Or how often you will open it over a period of twenty years? If you’ve never thought to keep count, then you don’t have to. Experts at the... View Article

New Gerflor product book identifies future-proof floors

International vinyl and linoleum flooring specialist Gerflor is launching a new guide to its best-selling ranges to help architects, specifiers, end users and contractors pinpoint the right product for their project building needs. Valid until the end of 2014, the... View Article

Dishwashing is black or white

Amica has added a new range of freestanding dishwashers to its line-up of feature-rich home appliances. As Poland’s leading home appliance manufacturer and one of Europe’s fastest growing, Amica is rapidly increasing its business here in the UK; building on... View Article

Taking care of your chimney liner

The latest in the series of technical tips from the experts at Specflue focuses on the traditional and important theme of the “safe and sound” maintenance of chimney liners and for easy reading is set out as a succinct set... View Article