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New hard landscape gallery launched

The trade association Interpave has launched a new, on-line project gallery highlighting the transformative power of good hard landscape design incorporating modern precast concrete paving, as well as the importance of considered detailing and execution. The new Interpave Project Gallery... View Article

Dow updates RIBA-approved roof insulation CPD

Dow Building Solutions has updated its RIBA-approved online CPD, “Specifying insulation for inverted flat roofing”, which is worth double points. The CPD offers advice on how to assess the suitability of different insulation products for inverted flat roofs. Summaries of... View Article

New fair payment rules will boost construction SMEs

The Government’s new fair payment rules will make a real difference to construction SMEs by helping finance flow down through the supply chain, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The... View Article

The benefits of two-way radios for crane operators

Communication on development sites is important to help prevent accidents and minimise downtime when they do occur. Operators at Bouygues would complain that radios which were previously installed were intermittent and interference was sometimes heard. Management felt that health and... View Article

Warmup points of view – insulation

When it comes to building a new or improving an existing dwelling, one of the most important areas to be specified is good levels of insulation. This will ensure that any heat generated is not lost. There is also a... View Article

Double­click on Delta

Judging by the number of ‘hits’ it achieves on a daily basis, the Delta Membranes website is already an essential tool for specifiers. However, the fresh new look for the company’s website promises to be an even more inviting attraction.... View Article

Northcot wins prestigious award for ‘Best use of Brick’

Northcot Brick, one of the UK’s foremost independent brick manufacturers, has won a prestigious 2013 ‘Build It Award’ in the category of ‘Best use of Brick’. The award winning project, Norham Gardens, is an impressive historic residence located in the... View Article

Government is listening to small house builders, says FMB

The Government’s commitment to consult on reducing affordable housing contributions for small developments has been welcomed by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The Government has responded positively to the FMB’s argument... View Article
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