Understanding the dynamics of fast-track construction

The adoption of offsite construction involves upfront capital costs – this is often where comparisons are made between factory-based and traditional building methods. If evaluated in isolation the traditional approach could appear a cheaper option, without taking into consideration the... View Article

Timber frame fire safety in use guidance

With an objective to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance and research, the Structural Timber Association (STA), as part of their continual development programme, has been collaborating with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), the University of... View Article

Understanding and complying with Approved Document B

Since the ban on using combustible materials in residential buildings of 18 metres and higher, there have been many questions surrounding compliance. Ryno has launched IGNO in a bid to make it straightforward. Following the Grenfell Tower disaster in June... View Article

Innovative wet room systems

Book a RIBA approved CPD today to learn about 36 years proven, 100% waterproof, German engineered CE marked shower system solutions from wedi. These solutions are not only mould resistant, eco-friendly with EPD certification but also are ISO9001 certified and... View Article

Protech VOC Flex, awarded BBA Certification

The A. Proctor Group, renowned for providing high-quality membrane solutions for controlling heat, air and moisture movement in buildings (HAMM), is delighted to announce that its’ Protech VOC Flex high performance membrane has been awarded a BBA Agrément Certificate. Following... View Article

Luceco lights new RTA Bus Stations in Dubai

The RTA (Road and Transport Authority) in Dubai has been working towards Expo 2020 and have put in place many enhancements to the already impressive public transportation system in Dubai. This includes the Dubai bus service network covering 87% of... View Article

Future fire compliance

LISTEN HERE Nick Rutter of FireAngel explains how to achieve ‘constant compliance’ in fire safety, exploring some of the intelligent solutions that can adapt to future needs. Following the Hackitt Review, many developers are looking to adopt its principles to... View Article

Open to smart & sustainable appliances

LISTEN HERE Phil Slater of Whirlpool UK looks at how sustainability drivers plus a trend for open plan living are being supported by innovation in modern appliances. Homebuyers seek the latest kitchen appliances and technology. With more households opting for... View Article

Stand out with a canopy

LISTEN HERE Phil Nash from Scotts of Thrapston discusses the many different styles and materials available for porch canopies, and the benefits they can bring Porch canopies come in many different styles and materials, are easy to install, and can... View Article

Rinato Deck Boards

With our range of composite non-toxic deck boards there is a style, colour and price to suit everyone. Our boards are easy to install, look fantastic and are as easy to work as wood and are recyclable. Our dual faced... View Article

Fire compliance for balconies explained

LISTEN HERE Nick Haughton of Sapphire explores the key fire compliance considerations when specifying balconies for housebuilding projects. Balconies are a cost-effective way to add square footage to apartments and give residents coveted private outdoor access. Studies have shown that... View Article

Stylish new carpet launch from Designer Contracts

Designer Contracts – the UK’s largest flooring contractor – has introduced a stylish, neutral carpet collection into its wide-ranging portfolio of floorcoverings. Primo Naturals is an easy-clean, twist-pile carpet, made with 100 per cent Excellon polypropylene – a fibre recognised... View Article

Intense and bold beauty, BLANCO SILGRANIT® in black

BLANCO UK’s award-winning SILGRANIT® PuraDur® range of sinks and taps continues to impress with more and more customers opting to embrace its distinctive charms. Customers now have the option of black when considering a SILGRANIT® colour. Made of up to... View Article