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The countdown begins…

One week remains until Materials 2017 opens its doors – register now for your free ticket to enter! Just seven days remain before Materials 2017 – the new conference and exhibition focused entirely on materials for architecture – makes its... View Article

Quote of the Week – 17th April 2017

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet... View Article

The go-to guide for natural stone paving

One of the UK’s leading independent natural stone suppliers Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd has created a highly detailed resource for merchants, specifiers, homeowners and installers wanting to know more about natural stone paving including technical information, laying guides, aftercare and... View Article

Concrete and composites: A powerful partnership

At the end of 2016, the UK government unveiled a record infrastructure spend pipeline of £500 billion-plus, £300m of which will be invested by 2020/21. Composite materials play a growing role in this, with expected growth in the construction industry... View Article

Taking care of our homes in-house

From April 2017, Sovereign’s in-house maintenance teams will carry out responsive repairs, gas servicing and work to get empty properties ready for new residents for all of our 56,000 homes. Sovereign Response and Spectrum Property Care, a wholly owned commercial... View Article

A step towards electrical safety in the PRS

Chairman of the NAPIT Trade Association, Frank Bertie, discusses NAPIT’s new Electrical Installation Safety Record Summary (EISRS) document and how it can help NAPIT inspectors and their customers. With the Government facing increasing pressure to improve electrical safety in the... View Article

New surface mounted controls for simply saving energy

DANLERS has launched a new range of hard wired ROUND PIR Occupancy switches in a choice of different switching and switch/dim options. Product features include: Versions for both Presence detection and Absence Detection Can be mounted directly to a ceiling... View Article

New working party to tackle indoor air pollution in homes

A new working party addressing the challenges of indoor air pollution and its negative impact on people’s health in homes has launched at the “Better homes, better air, better health” event in London. This event brought together the research and... View Article

The gloves are off in Howarth Timber’s fight against cancer

Staff from builders’ merchant Howarth Timber Group have thrown their hats in the ring for not one but two boxing challenges in aid of Cancer Research UK. The company’s recent partnership with Cancer Research UK inspired amateur boxers and Howarth employees Jake... View Article

High efficiency small circulators

Pumps continue to be vital to everyone’s lives. Vast amounts of water, grey water and sewage need moving every minute of the day and on a micro scale, every heating and cooling system in our housing stock requires a pump... View Article

Article 50 and Architecture: how will you be affected?

Panel debate featuring architects and politicians to drive conversation at one of the largest meetings of architects since Article 50 was triggered – 25 April 5.15pm at the ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court, London. Materials 2017 will arrive at the... View Article

CROMOCON meter measures LRV and Colour

CROMOCON sells the world’s only meter that measures the Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of materials for the build and construction industry and colour matches paint references from 19 international colour libraries. The CROMOCON METER is a “must-have” clever, pocket-sized, affordable... View Article

GGF looks forward to Materials 2017 exhibition

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is excited to announce it is an official event partner for Materials 2017, a brand new conference and exhibition focused entirely on cutting edge material solutions for architecture, construction and design. A wide range... View Article

5 of London’s most iconic buildings made with ash

Modern, unique, iconic – London’s skyline is recognised around the world. But did you know some of it is built with ash? London’s historic relationship with its power system is clear to see in its skyline. Old decommissioned power stations,... View Article
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