Valcan to launch brand new website

Valcan is excited to announce the launch of a new and improved website, designed to enhance the user experience for construction professionals including architects, designers, and installers. With a focus on user-friendly features, the new website aims to make it... View Article

What are the main hazards in construction?

Construction continues to be the most dangerous industry for workers in the United Kingdom. Despite fantastic scope for career progression, word-class technological advancement and esteemed opportunities within the industry, the risks are still immense.  From 2022 to 2023, there were... View Article

Q West façade project completed with Mapei repair system

Mapei mortars, coatings and paints have been used to complete a façade repair project at Q West – a serviced office and studio complex close to Heathrow airport. Works were completed by specialist civil engineering contractor, Pikehaven Limited, on behalf... View Article

The Most Important Things To Look For In A Contractor Or Construction Firm

When commissioning building projects from home renovations to commercial construction, choosing the right contractor establishes your project’s trajectory. Beyond technical qualifications, the ideal firm possesses attributes instilling trust in the months- or years-long journey ahead. Here are key considerations when... View Article

Keller goes for glass

The black steel door, with a glass front, is loved by many; it gives the home a modern, industrial, luxurious look.  Fluted glass is specifically popular this year and, as ever, Keller is ahead of the curve by introducing a... View Article

Edwin Jones Academy by Paul Cashin Architects & Keith Evans Architects wins RIBAJ/West Fraser Department 4 Education competition

Paul Cashin Architects & Keith Evans Architects’ transformation of a department store in Southampton into a secondary school with community learning spaces has won this year’s West Fraser SterlingOSB Zero/RIBAJ competition. As an architect, what do you like about SterlingOSB Zero? The industrial appearance is interesting; as are the... View Article

Mapei systems safeguard future at Northcroft Lido

A comprehensive Mapei system – including structural repair and waterproofing products – has been used to renovate the historic Lido at Northcroft Leisure Centre in Newbury. Investigation works and preparation of the concrete repair specification were carried out by KRP... View Article

Gilberts screens low-carbon student accommodation

Air movement specialist Gilberts is playing a discreet role in helping University of Birmingham develop its first ever net zero carbon student accommodation. The Pritchatts Park Residence Project sees refurbishment of existing and building of new sustainable residences for students,... View Article

Episode 23 of the Building Insights podcast is out now!

Rita Singh is head of public affairs at Kingspan Insulation. She’s also a passionate advocate for sustainability and is key to the company’s efforts to roll out greener approaches across the organisation. She discusses with James Parker how a fabric... View Article

Package pumping for the UK’s first net-zero restaurant

On the outskirts of Market Drayton, Shropshire, a popular burger chain set up the UK’s first net-zero restaurant (according to the UK Green Building Council’s Net Zero Standard), providing a blueprint for future sustainable fast-food developments. As part of this... View Article

Pendock Linea building linings – Form, fit & finish

Since the Pendock Linea name was first introduced more than 20 years ago, for our HVAC perimeter casings, the range has expanded considerably and now incorporates nine separate building lining and architectural finishing products. In addition to perimeter casings, the... View Article