ALEM reminds new members of half price membership offer

The Association of Loading and Elevating Equipment Manufacturers (ALEM) is reminding the industry of its half price joining fee for new members. This offer will give companies a chance to learn about the benefits of membership by receiving all legislation... View Article

Comfort cooling for Blackheath High School

Blackheath High School, an independent day school for girls and part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) network, recently invested £18 million to provide new state of the art facilities including a new library and resource centre, and AET... View Article

Protect and survive

Sally Osmond of Frontier Pitts discusses the importance of impact testing for product solutions for defence against vehicle-borne attacks, and looks at relevant regulations In the UK, and indeed the rest of the world, the current terrorism threat is constantly... View Article

The aesthetics of channel drainage for homes

External channel drainage systems can often be an overlooked factor in many projects, says William Poynter of ACO Water Management, explaining why architects should consider the aesthetic benefits of different options while addressing practical challenges The significance of drainage systems... View Article

Bespoke roof window solutions

Samantha Smith of Fakro GB discusses the ‘unrivalled’ choice that is now available across the UK roof window market Is the very way we are designing and building sustainable housing changing? Many of us spend around 90 per cent of... View Article

Technology benefits for all

Challenges can arise when specifying tailor made external door access solutions that suit a wide range of users. John Hardman of dormakaba reviews the solutions available, and how technology can help specifiers identify the right option Access control solutions have... View Article

SPSenvirowall Launches its First RIBA Accredited CPD

SPSenvirowall now offers a new RIBA approved CPD which aims to offer guidance on the available solutions for external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS), which covers insulation, types of finishes, legislation and fire regulations applicable to ETICS. The new RIBA... View Article

Looking past the uncertainty

Gavin Knowles of Howarth Timber & Building Supplies on why scrutiny needs to be applied to ensure correct product specification, which is also being applied to the industry The construction sector is the second largest consumer of plastics behind retail,... View Article

Is your timber specification fit for purpose?

Janet Sycamore of the Timber Decking and Cladding Association discusses why and how the details of timber protection needs to be embraced to ensure specifications are always fit for purpose Knowledge of fire protection terminology in the design and build... View Article

Modification, innovation and sustainability

Dr Andy Pitman of Lignia Wood Company discusses how the UK timber industry is embracing change and innovating – for the benefit of the environment and the customer All over the world we are surrounded by wooden structures of all... View Article

STA System for safer truss bracing

One of the major problems facing the housebuilding industry is how to safely fix bracing timbers to roof trusses, according to Safety Platforms. The company’s STA System is a bespoke access system which makes truss-bracing safer, easier and faster. Fixing... View Article

Polyflor is proud to be green

Commercial and residential vinyl flooring specialist Polyflor, has recently published its 14th annual Sustainability Report which outlines the UK manufacturer’s environmental performance over the past year. The 114-page report gives a detailed account of the sustainability milestones that Polyflor reached... View Article

New Nova flatpack

British manufacturer, Pland Stainless, has created the new NOVA range of stainless steel lockable cabinets, designed to be available as an easy to build flatpack unit or, if preferred, they can be supplied in a factory built rigid format. The... View Article

Library facility open all hours

Delivering a highly functional, yet stunning entrance solution to the Cochrane Building at Cardiff University, TORMAX was contracted by Ian Williams Ltd to install a combination of advanced automatic door systems. A single-leaf swing door leads into an internal lobby... View Article

Let fresh air in and keep noise and allergens out

SIEGENIA’s single-unit wall-mounted ventilators have been installed in thousands of homes across Britain and Europe, supplying much-needed fresh air to residents while keeping air and noise pollution at bay. At this time of year especially, homeowners naturally want to ventilate... View Article

Therma V R32 Split launched by LG

Designed specifically for the new build and housing renovation markets, the highly efficient Therma V R32 Split is a versatile solution that can deliver effective space heating and hot water supply. The new model employs the low Global warming Potential... View Article

Procolor from VitrA tiles – design your projects in colour!

The ProColor range from VitrA Tiles comprises contemporary and attractive colour options for today’s designers and specifiers. This range is ideally suited to the architectural specification market because it contains 38 RAL colours of fully-vitrified tiles, providing modularity and consistency... View Article