MIPIM Asia awards four Benoy projects

Benoy, a world leader in Architecture, Masterplanning, Interior Architecture and Graphic Design, was last week honoured at the MIPIM Asia Awards with four major awards for its projects across Asia. This year the firm celebrated five consecutive years of success... View Article

Venting the extension where it joins?

There is commonly a requirement to provide roof ventilation when extending a property. Where a flat roof extension is added to an existing building, provision is required at the attachment point (the roof/wall intersection) with corresponding ventilation opposite on the... View Article

BBA launches competent person scheme for solid wall installers

The BBA has launched a competent person self-certification scheme for the installation of solid wall insulation. Recognised by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the scheme covers the installation of internal, external and hybrid insulation systems and is... View Article

New Timber Frame Q-Mark certification from BM TRADA

BM TRADA has launched a new Timber Frame Q-Mark certification scheme aimed at improving the quality and performance of timber frame used within the construction industry and helping manufacturers prepare for CE marking. The new Timber Frame Elements Q-Mark scheme... View Article

EPIC warns of ADL2014 shortfall

After several months delay it came as no surprise that the announcement of the next changes to the Approved Documents to Part L for England was extremely cautious. In order to stimulate and maintain the slow recovery of the construction... View Article

House building continues to fuel construction growth

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show steady growth for the construction industry with output rising 4.1 per cent over the year to Q3 2013. Much of the growth continues to be fuelled by house building – private house... View Article

Finalist in 3 categories & winner of the Innovation Award

Avonside Group Services entered the Celebrating Construction in South Yorkshire Awards for the first time this year and, having achieved a hat-trick of finalist listings, it won the Innovation Award for the RoofSpace I-Roof™ system – designed, developed and manufactured... View Article

Construction survey indicates broader growth ahead

The latest Construction Trade Survey, published today, shows that activity in construction rose for the second consecutive quarter in Q3. Furthermore, this growth was reported by firms across all areas of the industry; building contractors, SMEs, specialist contractors, civil engineers... View Article

A higher standard of security from Gilgen Automatic Doors

Gilgen Door Systems has launched a new range of burglar-resistant automatic sliding doors designed to target harden buildings from the threat of break-in, theft and criminal attack. The Gilgen SLX- RC (Resistance Class) automatic door is one of the first... View Article