Take it to the bridge

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Simon Hill of Schöck explains the complexities around balcony design detailing to avoid thermal bridges, and why it must incorporate efficient thermal insulation Improving the thermal performance of a building envelope by minimising energy usage has become... View Article

The air quality route to net zero

With the deadline looming for net-zero carbon, buildings are being designed to be ever more airtight. Richard Paine of Vent-Axia explains how MVHR combines energy efficient ventilation with good indoor air quality The road to net zero carbon has led... View Article

Birkdale brings its brands together

As the company approaches its 40th anniversary in 2022, Birkdale has announced a branding refresh across its product ranges. By identifying its series of sub-brands as ‘By Birkdale,’ it will enable the company to clearly present its comprehensive suite of... View Article

Leren before the Storm

Luceco has supplied LED lighting to Storm Technologies based in Watford. As a focused IT company, Storm wanted to be at the cutting-edge of lighting technology too, and selected Leren from Luceco due to its stylish appearance and technical performance.... View Article

Setcrete reveals top three causes of flooring failure

Leading manufacturer of high-performance floor preparation products, Setcrete has revealed the top three reasons for flooring installation failures when using floor levelling compounds and adhesives to install textile, resilient or wooden floorcoverings. The number one cause of floor failure is... View Article

1250 new homes boost for Redrow in Cheshire

Redrow’s North West division has secured land for around 1,250 new homes across two different locations in Cheshire. It includes acquisition of a 63.5-acre site in Congleton for homes, a primary school and local shops, plus completion of a series... View Article

Moisture Management in Historic Buildings

Lewis Proudfoot of Cliveden Conservation and committee member of the Building Limes Forum, discusses moisture management in historic buildings and why lime should be the default material for the repair of traditional structures The challenge of maintaining and repairing historic... View Article

Insulation creates healthier buildings

Matt Prowse of Knauf Insulation discusses how insulation can help combat the problems of sick building syndrome, including noise and indoor air quality, sustainably The average adult spends 90 per cent of their time indoors – and this percentage has... View Article

Construction activity expands at fastest rate since 2014

The construction industry’s March output expanded at the fastest rate since September 2014, according to PMI activity data across the sector for the period, signalling a bounceback from the pandemic. IHS Markit’s UK Construction PMI Total Activity Index for March... View Article

Top decking choices

Stefan Holmes of Millboard Decking discusses the main considerations for choosing between materials when it comes to specifying decking While timber was once the default option when it came to choosing decking material, that is now far from the case.... View Article