Domus Ventilation welcomes new sales & marketing personnel

Domus Ventilation, part of the Polypipe group, has appointed two new members to the ever growing team: Russell Beardsworth as Specification Sales Manager for the Midlands / North England, and Megan Bennett as Senior Marketing Executive. Russell brings with him over 12 years’... View Article

Top tips for specifying a staircase

Staircases are often the central feature of a property, particularly in self build homes where they can really make a statement, so it is important to clearly specify requirements. Taking the time, when planning a build, to consider staircase design... View Article

Cavity wall reveal closer benefit

There is potential for greater differential movement as cavities widen between a timber inner leaf and a masonry outer leaf. This is because of the see-saw effect wherein upward or downward movement becomes more pronounced as it becomes more distant... View Article

HR Prof Fire Retardant for Wood

HR Prof Fire Retardant for Wood has a Classification Certificate from BM TRADA for wood species assessed against EN13501-1:2007-A1:2009, EN 13501-2:2007+A1:2009 and the BM TRADA A-MARK Scheme Technical Document “Verification of FPC and classification of products with a higher reaction... View Article

Snickers Workwear sustainable Merino wool clothing

Mulesing-free, 100 per cent All-natural and sustainable undergarments. Stay warm or cool in our 100 per cent All-Natural Merino Wool mid- and base-layer clothes that deliver optimal comfort for all kinds of working environments and leisure activities when the weather... View Article

Aesthetics, performance and buildability

Jonathan Lowy of VMZinc discusses what architects should be looking for when specifying zinc, and its long-standing attributes ranging from aesthetic appeal to maintenance, durability and recyclability If you’re like me, then working from home – or should that be... View Article

Ready for Disrepair claims?

Winter is approaching! As colder months develop, there is a greater emphasis on ensuring properties are ready including being comfortable, warm and healthy for the occupants. However, as with previous periods, it’s expected a significant number may develop damp, condensation... View Article

Construction completes at £22 Loughborough commercial park

National contractor Wates Construction and property, construction and infrastructure consultancy, Perfect Circle have jointly completed £22m worth of works at the Loughborough University Science Enterprise Park (LUSEP) for Leicestershire County Council (LCC). Situated off Holywell Way in Loughborough, LUSEP is... View Article

Period dramas

Period properties are aplenty in Britain but with their age comes a plethora of issues for architects. Peter Daniel of The Rooflight Company discusses the minutiae that can’t be overlooked when working with historic buildings There is no binding definition... View Article

The importance of permanent ventilation solutions for dwellings

Damp, condensation and mould growth remain perennial problems for housing maintenance. With the introduction of the Homes Act 2018, ventilation and condensation control have never been more important. Reduced maintenance costs. Avoiding expensive structural repairs. Maintaining property values. Glidevale Protect’s... View Article

Hale unveils new look

Fine builders Morton Hale Construction has rebranded as Hale and unveiled a new look. The move follows a period of growth which has seen the company successfully deliver a significant number of substantial projects. Founded 12 years ago, Hale specialises... View Article

Luceco “works out” at The Hornsea Hub!

Luceco has supplied energy efficient LED lighting to new facilities at Hornsea Hub working alongside East Riding Infrastructure & Facilities (ERI&F). East Riding of Yorkshire Council awarded the £7.5 million contract for the redevelopment. ERI&F operate on a commercial basis,... View Article

Roofing sealed with approval

As a leading UK Manufacturer of Hybrid Sealants Bond It have now launched their “next generation” Hybrid Roofing Membrane on to the market. Seal It Liquid Membrane, an easy to apply one coat roof seal, is a modern alternative to... View Article