Online learning with the LRWA

The LRWA (Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association) announces the launch of its RIBA approved CPD, exclusively available online for specifiers, architects, and surveyors. “Continuing Professional Development is crucial for anyone working in the construction industry,” comments Terry Wain, LRWA Technical... View Article

Firestone UltraPly™ TPO walking tall

Black Sail Youth Hostel, one of the oldest and most remote youth hostels in England, has undergone major refurbishment utilising a Firestone UltraPly TPO single ply roof system and designed to blend with the idyllic landscape of the Ennerdale Valley... View Article

Ap-ply-ing a different pitch to roofing

By Martin Shave, business development manager for domestic roofing at Protan. Why do we build dwellings with pitched, tiled roofs? There is no law saying we have to; it is tradition, and a bad reputation for flat roofs. Yet a... View Article

SIPs – The third method of construction

By Tony Millichap, technical manager of Kingspan Insulation Limited. Conventional construction methods such as brick and block have two distinct disadvantages: programmes can become unpredictable in our wet climate, and walls are having to become thicker and thicker in order... View Article

Picking the perfect pipe

Jon Briafield at PE pipe specialist, GPS PE pipe Systems, advises on the considerations for pipe specification and the types of pipe required for different elements of a water installation. Regardless of the water pressure, geography of a site or... View Article

How to specify the right ventilation system for your project

By Kevin Hippey, general manager at Vortice Ltd What are the key issues facing housebuilders and developers with regard to ventilation systems in modern houses? With regulations, legislation and products all driving up energy efficiency in modern homes, buildings are... View Article

Power Ethernet: Networking without downtime and disruption

De Vere Hotel Group have deployed high quality Internet access as part of the soft refit of their fantastic new “Chambre Unique” rooms without the usual disruption and making good of running new cables using Power Ethernet’s innovative Powerline Solution.... View Article

Steni panels help with hard-to-heat homes

Work has now drawn to a close on the £3.6million refurbishment with Steni cladding panels of three residential tower blocks in Aberdeen. Morven and Grampian Courts, and the sheltered housing scheme Brimmond Court, which were built in 1969/70 in the... View Article

Metrotile have got conservatories covered

Metrotile Lightweight Roofing is the durable, elegant roofing solution that offers superior benefits to so-called ‘traditional’ roofing materials. Much of this stems from the low weight of each profile, which weighs just one seventh of traditional materials without compromising security... View Article

Awareness and usage of BIM among architects is growing

In comparison with two years ago, currently more architects are aware of Building information Modeling (BIM). Although slowly, the number of users is also increasing. While in the UK and the Netherlands a significant share of the architects have already... View Article

Four-fold contract for GTC

GTC has been awarded a significant contract by Mulberry Homes for its new development in Thirsk, Yorkshire. The infrastructure networks for gas, electricity, water and super-fast fibre will be installed by GTC at the 925-plot development known as Sowerby Gateway.... View Article

Keep property watertight with Floodbreaker

Flexseal, the UK’s leading coupling manufacturer, is now distributing the Floodbreaker range of flood defence products which offers comprehensive protection for domestic properties. The threat of flooding in the UK is significant, with over 5.5 million properties classed as at... View Article

Cellecta Sound Proofing CPD gets RIBA approval

Cellecta® continue to establish themselves as experts in sound proofing, as their “Cutting Edge Acoustics” CPD receives the stamp of approval from RIBA. The RIBA “CPD Assessed Material” covers the fundamental characteristics of acoustic Building Regulations Part E and provides... View Article

Active Ventilation for active minds

Passivent’s new architectural presentation entitled “Priority School Building Programme, Facilities Output Specification” is available now to Architects and Specifiers. The CPD covers acoustic design and ventilation strategies for School Buildings detailing how the specification differs from previous guidelines, the new... View Article

Ancon focuses on low energy solutions for Ecobuild 2014

Ancon, the UK’s leading manufacturer of stainless steel masonry support and restraint fixings, is to team-up with the country’s largest brick manufacturer, Ibstock, to present a range of sustainable and low energy construction solutions at this year’s Ecobuild exhibition (4-6th... View Article

Hansgrohe’s innovative Select programme

As part of the innovative Select programme from Hansgrohe, the new ShowerSelect concealed thermostat sets make selecting and turning the different functions on and off both intuitive and pleasing: with the simple push of a button. There are no complex... View Article