Window framing

Lucy Shore, creative designer at Swish discusses why there is no ‘one size fits all approach’ when it comes to framing windows How you dress your windows will have a huge affect on the overall look and feel of your... View Article

Best in class

Phil Windus from ACO Technologies, delves deeper into drainage channel load classes, and explains why you need to know your A 15’s from your B 125’s Given the country’s tendency to suffer from wet weather all year round, and the... View Article

Raised Porcelain Flooring provides refreshing outside space

Surface 360’s deck-style porcelain pavers have transformed JD Wetherspoon’s wraparound terrace at the Royal Victoria Pavilion on Ramsgate beach. When the JD Wetherspoon ‘super pub’ in Ramsgate, Kent, was looking for a new high quality flooring system for its 750m2 beachside roof terrace, Surface 360 Levato Mono porcelain... View Article

Should you invest in Buy to Let?

Jeff Knight of Foundation Home Loans considers six concerns for pursuing Buy to Let property Every day the news seems to suggest the buy to let market is set for some form of meltdown or mass exodus of landlords. So,... View Article

Collaborative working pays dividends

Adrian Pavey of Nationwide Windows Ltd looks at the challenges facing Registered Social Landlords and the industries they partner with, and how a collaborative approach is the only way of working in the current climate Consolidation sees Registered Social Landlord’s... View Article

Bridge over troubled water

Around 45 per cent of failed boilers are due to poor quality water in heating systems. This same phenomenon is also responsible for premature boiler breakdowns and repairs. Although the cost of poor water quality is high, the solution is... View Article

Slim VIPs from Kingspan Optim-R specified for Compact College

Joseph Leckie Academy in Walsall has replaced outmoded and poor performing accommodation with its three-storey construction, to provide an energy efficient build, with the help of the Kingspan OPTIM-R Rainscreen System.  The original 1930s school building has been replaced with a... View Article

Balustrade has enduring appeal at lakeside retreat

A luxury lakeside retreat in North Wales is exemplifying the lasting appeal of Neaco’s balustrade systems, almost ten years after they were installed. The property was greatly extended and opened as a B&B/Christian centre in 2009. Neaco’s aluminium powder coated... View Article

New metric Waterstruck range for Imperial Bricks

Imperial Bricks has introduced a new range of seven different waterstruck bricks, available from stock in metric sizes, to work with modern blocks and lintels. Waterstruck bricks have a unique texture due to the traditional methods of production. The bricks... View Article

Firestone’s EPDM roofing membrane is in fashion with Matalan

Firestone Building Products’ RubberGard™ EPDM single ply roofing membrane is set to ensure fashion fans enjoy a dry and comfortable shopping environment after a roof refurbishment at Matalan’s Killingworth Centre store in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. The store’s original plastic roofing membrane had... View Article

Fire sprinklers go undercover with Encasement

Where fire sprinkler systems are being installed or retro-fitted in tower blocks and flats, Encasement’s ‘Versa’ pipe boxing range provides the perfect cost effective solution for concealing sprinkler pipework. Manufactured from pre-formed FSC® certified plywood and pre-finished in a durable... View Article

CCL Wetrooms launch the new Linear Screed Dec, an easy to install wetroom gradient for use on Solid Screeded Wetroom Floors with HBL-50 Levelling Compound. The New System provides a Complete Floor Build up Solution for Solid Floors

CCL Wetrooms, the UK’s leading wetroom specialist, have launched a new pre-formed tapered board, to effortlessly create a consistent gradient on a solid floor. The Linear Screed Dec has been designed for use in combination with the shallow Linear Screed... View Article

Bespoke Designs from Flight Design

Flight Design specialise in the design and installation of architectural features such as staircases, balustrade and bridges. We undertake work for both residential and commercial projects, working with architects and interior designers, as well as private clients. Working with a... View Article

Stertil dock products launches coloured dock shelters

Following successful use throughout mainland Europe, Stertil Dock Products now offers bespoke coloured curtains for its range of dock shelters to customers in the UK. The Stertil range of dock shelters is used extensively to support loading and unloading operations... View Article