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Blog: insulate the installation for energy efficiency

As house builders are told by the UK government’s climate change adviser to be ‘ashamed’ of their efforts to tackle global warming, Andy Swift, national sales manager at ISO-CHEMIE, says that new foam sealant technology can improve the energy efficiency... View Article

Court case highlights spec change dangers

A recent Northern Ireland High Court case has highlighted challenges that can be faced when a specification is changed. The court heard how new-build apartments in Newtonards, Northern Ireland, had been specified with a BBA-approved full tanking solution with an... View Article

CEO of BESA to judge Panasonic PRO Awards

Panasonic has announced that David Frise, CEO of Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), will be the UK judge for the Panasonic PRO Awards 2018, which celebrates excellence in the design, specification, installation and commissioning of Panasonic heating and cooling systems.... View Article

New board member appointed by Rhodes & Partners

A leading civil and structural engineering consultancy has announced details of a key new senior management appointment. Manchester-based Rhodes & Partners has appointed Dr Jennifer Capp PhD MEng as a director of the company, in a move which is part of a... View Article

RIBA responds to the Government’s Social Housing Green Paper

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has tresponded to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government Social Housing Green Paper. RIBA President Ben Derbyshire says, “Whilst there are some welcome proposals in the Government’s Social Housing Green Paper, I’m... View Article

Johanna Konta has self-build application refused

British number one tennis star Johanna Konta has had a self-build planning application refused under conditions set out in the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Konta put in an application for a four-bedroom timber-framed house, designed by Scandia-Hus, to... View Article

BSRIA’S industry bible – BG 6/2018 launched

BSRIA is delighted to have launched the “major update” of the go-to design framework guide for building services – BG 6 – A Design Framework for Building Services (5th edition) – at an industry launch event in London in June.... View Article

Tangible proposals needed in Social Housing Green Paper

Following the launch of the Government’s Social Housing Green Paper, The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has welcomed the focus on rebalancing the relationship between tenants and landlords, but called for detail and concrete proposals. Announced by the Housing... View Article

RIBA calls for a comprehensive ban on combustible materials

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has submitted evidence to the Government’s consultation on banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings. After a lengthy investigation, the Institute has concluded that a ban... View Article

Constructionline partners with London Build 2018

Constructionline, the supply chain and procurement management expert, has partnered with London Build 2018, the leading construction and design show for London and the UK. The partnership will involve the biggest Constructionline Meet the Buyer event so far and the... View Article
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