Vortice celebrates its 60th anniversary

2014 sees the 60th anniversary of Vortice Elettrosociali, Europe’s leading ventilation systems manufacturer with a UK office in Burton on Trent.  In the aftermath of war, Attilio Pagani,an ingenious entrepreneur, identified the need for good ventilation in Italy’s homes.  In... View Article

Peerless warranty launched by Armstrong Ceilings

Armstrong Ceilings has launched a systems warranty that exceeds anything else out there in the market. The first 30-year warranty in the ceiling systems sector has been launched by Armstrong to meet specifiers’ and contractors’ increasing focus on risk management.... View Article

New EU sealant products regulation

From the 1st July 2014 it is mandatory for all sealants covered in the European standard EN 15651 to be CE marked according to their application and properties. This legislation means that it will be illegal to manufacture sealants and... View Article

CPD from Aperam: ‘Building Envelope Solutions in Stainless Steel’

Since the launch of ferritic grades, stainless steel has become highly competitive against other façade and roofing metals. Aperam’s CPD presentation ‘Building envelope solutions in stainless steel’ examines its exceptional design life value, grades used in construction, installation techniques, unique... View Article

Hygienic handrails from SG Systems

SG Systems have further enhanced their Sentinel stainless steel and AL 50 aluminium range of handrail and balustrade systems, with the addition of a new handrail coating that has been specifically developed for healthcare and care home environments. The new... View Article

Specflue opens its new northern depot for business

Specflue, a leading UK supplier of renewable heat products and flue systems, opened its new northern depot in Gilcar Way, Castleford, West Yorkshire on Thursday 3 July. Managing Director, Jeremy Fry and his wife Jan who is also Purchasing Director... View Article

Kawneer systems help to inspire students

All types of Kawneer’s glazing systems feature on the new Spires Academy. Elements of the whole portfolio of Kawneer systems have been used on a new school with indoor and outdoor teaching spaces that achieved a BREEAM “Very good” rating.... View Article

VBH adds Glazpart Link-Vent to range

VBH has added the Glazpart Link-Vent to its selection of ventilators. Available in two sizes, 2500EQA and 5000EQA, the vent meets the requirements of Building Regulations Approved Document F1, and delivers similar performance to that of much larger vents, meaning... View Article

Learn more about floors with UZIN

Do you know much about flooring? Do you want to know how to expedite projects with short time frames, reduce costs or easily gain BREEAM certification? UZIN will teach you how. UZIN is renowned for problem solving solutions and technical... View Article

Freedom for inclusive design as Ideal Standard launches new range

Expanding its hugely successful Concept range, Ideal Standard, a leader in innovative and design-driven bathroom solutions, has unveiled its latest breakthrough: Concept Freedom. The new range of accessible bathroom products aims to include less abled customers, rather than alienate them,... View Article

Abode launch Oriel sink

Beautifully designed and produced in advanced acrylic material in three new popular kitchen colours, Black Granite, Frost White Granite and Sable Granite, Oriel has smooth, organic lines which frame the deep bowl area on this family of inset sinks which... View Article