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Consort converts hospitality budget into charitable change

Consort Ltd is making a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged people in and around its home town of Nottingham by reassigning money previously budgeted for corporate hospitality. The fabricator, which has long manufactured PVC-U window systems from the... View Article

Full house for Metal Technology at Premier Inn Maidenhead

Design and Build contractor McAleer & Rushe and architect White Ink specified a comprehensive suite of Metal Technology architectural aluminium products at the new, 124-bedroom Premier Inn and adjacent Pearce Building Class A commercial office space in Maidenhead. The development,... View Article

Brimstone thermally modified British timber

The award-winning Brimstone from Vastern Timber is the first thermally modified British timber sourced exclusively from native woodlands. Ideal for cladding, decking, external joinery and furniture, the Brimstone range includes thermally modified ash, poplar and sycamore. The thermal modification process... View Article

The importance of movement joints

Fluctuations in temperature and moisture cause movement in the subfloor and result in cracks transferring to tile and stone coverings — or worse, cause a loss of bond between the covering and the substrate which can result in overall damage... View Article

Kalwall® puts on a show

Kalwall® translucent cladding has been extensively used to clad the multi-million pound Exeter Road leisure development in Bournemouth, designed by architects Broadway Malyan. Almost 1,000 square metres of Kalwall have been used in this bold scheme which has transformed a... View Article

By the seaside with Kingspan Kooltherm

The premium performance of the Kingspan Kooltherm K108 Cavity Wall Board has led to its specification on a new residential development in Hendy, North West Swansea, helping the project to meet its thermal performance requirements with a slim construction build... View Article

Hemsec Panel Technologies

From the company’s beginnings in 1928, manufacturing ice cream and chill cabinets, Hemsec Panel Technologies has developed one of the most technologically advanced ranges of food safe, fire rated, structural, insulated composite panels for use in internal applications and external... View Article

Hanover building unveiled by Remmers

The Grade II Listed building located in Manchester City Centre is being refurbished by Quadriga Contracts Ltd as part of the NOMA regeneration scheme to provide Grade A office space, retail and leisure facilities. Constructed in 1905; the interior walls... View Article

Changeable weathering forecast

Ian Sutherland from Benchmark by Kingspan discusses how the use of corten steel can create a facade that will change over time to provide visual interest for years to come. Controlling the interaction between the natural world and the built... View Article

Four-step solution for penetrating damp

A new CPD seminar created by Safeguard Europe – one of the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – sets out four steps to help architects, builders and other specifiers to deal with both the causes of penetrating... View Article

Airflow to exhibit at Grand Designs Live 2017

Airflow Developments, specialist in home ventilation, will be exhibiting at Grand Designs Live at the NEC Birmingham from the 11th to the 15th October 2017. With indoor air quality a key concern for many Grand Designs Live visitors, Airflow will... View Article

Affinity255 LVT helps refurbish dining room at Tegfan care home

Affinity255 PUR wood effect luxury vinyl tiles from Polyflor, the UK’s commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist, were recently installed at Tegfan Resource Centre, a care home facility in Aberdare, Wales. Heavy commercial Affinity255 PUR luxury vinyl tiles were fitted in the... View Article
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