Increased efficiency thanks to company growth

The move towards a more sustainable economy is one being taken by all sectors, but is perhaps most under the spotlight when it comes to energy efficiency, specifically insulation. In fact, the importance of insulation as a sustainability factor is... View Article

Understanding SterlingOSB Zero

All West Fraser’s Oriented Strand Board (OSB) products are manufactured using selected fibres of timber that are laid in cross directional layers and mechanically pressed to form a structurally-engineered panel, designed for construction and other industrial applications. OSB is viewed by... View Article

Altecnic launch CALEFFI XS® magnetic filter

A new under boiler, compact magnetic filter, designed to protect domestic heating and cooling systems. Altecnic, the leading supplier of hydronic solutions and part of the Caleffi Group, have released a new under boiler magnetic filter, the CALEFFI XS®. The... View Article

Now is the time for solar shading

Phantom Screens is the UK’s premier manufacturer of solar, insect, and privacy screens. The go-to business for architects and builders with large glazed areas or large glass doors in mind, Phantom has been helping building occupants control heat build, glare... View Article

Levels drift – avoid discrepancy

The illustration shows what can happen with a DPC cloak that relies upon a textbook relationship between masonry skins. The course into which the DPC cloak needs to build-in can be too high or too low compared with the adjacent... View Article

One Can helps Many Hands make light work of bridge

When design studio Many Hands were commissioned to brighten up a railway bridge in South London, a conversation with Bradite provided the solution – One Can. Working with Greenwich London Borough Council to improve the appearance of the public space,... View Article

The benefits of offsite manufacture for self-builders

Any structural method created in a factory away from the building site comes under the bracket of offsite manufacture. Offsite manufacture is a broad term covering a number of options, namely,  timber frame, SIPs (structural insulated panel systems) and oak... View Article

CaberMDF, a reliable all rounder

As the UK’s foremost wood panel product supplier, West Fraser manufactures several grades of CaberMDF to meet the wide variety of demands across the construction and related industries, with these ranging from creating architraves for door surrounds to highly detailed decorative profiles and... View Article

ASWS; a family affair

As the UK’s leading specialist in the repair and replication of metal window systems, Associated Steel Window Services (ASWS) is not only confident in its expertise; it’s also incredibly proud of the team making it all possible – in the office, on-site... View Article

Vent-Axia supports BEAMA’s Indoor Air Quality Guidance

Market-leading British ventilation manufacturer, Vent-Axia, is delighted to support BEAMA’s ‘Guidance for Improving Indoor Air Quality in Existing Homes’. Launched on 27 June 2023, in the BEAMA Village at the InstallerSHOW, NEC, the guide explains the risks of poor indoor... View Article

Bring steel windows and doors into the kitchen

Open plan kitchens are hugely popular as they allow more natural light into the space. However, there’s a lot to be said for separate spaces, so the development of broken plan kitchens arrived. Steel windows incorporate the best of both... View Article

Senior keeps sustainability in view with low carbon aluminium

As one of the pioneers of energy-efficient aluminium windows and doors, Senior Architectural Systems, the UK’s largest privately owned systems house, can now offer customers a range of fenestration solutions that utilise Hydro low carbon recycled aluminium. Senior’s full range... View Article