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Specifying the right life safety system

The issue of poor and unplanned maintenance for vital life safety fire and smoke control systems is a key concern, which also has potentially fatal consequences. In particular, there have been a number of recent reports where smoke control systems... View Article

Cavity Barriers protect against fire spread

According to Document B of the UK Building Regulations fire barriers must be installed in cavity areas that are vulnerable to the spread of fire. Using the correct passive fire cavity protection system within a building is crucial, in the... View Article

Thinking outside the box

With the constant pressure on public sector budgets, Encasement’s Managing Director, Martin Taylor, believes local authorities should investigate modern and more cost effective methods of concealing boiler pipe work. As heating system upgrade programmes in social housing aim to reduce... View Article

Effective heating controls

Effective heating controls are a vital part of an efficient central heating system. Heating controls manufacturer ESi says it makes huge sense to look more closely at the options. ESi offers a range of programmers from a simple one Channel... View Article

Sound environmental credentials from Swish

For Roofline and rainwater goods specialists, Swish Building Products, environmental responsibility goes hand in hand with efficient manufacture, supply and distribution. Housing Management and Maintenance takes a look. The basic design principles of UK housing stock have changed very little... 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

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

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

Eltherington’s Corten facade steel appeal

Eltherington has reported a surge of interest in its Corten architectural metalwork solutions as building designers look for facades that offer aesthetic appeal, low maintenance and value for money. Facade finishes such as Eltherington’s weathered steel, commonly known as Corten,... View Article

Composite Prime poised to make impact in UK market

A ground-breaking composite timber and plastic product that is in soaring demand in other parts of the world appears poised to take the UK market by storm following the development of a company by two entrepreneurs with a solid pedigree... View Article

Stannah dishes up the goods in Wetherspoons

Running a Wetherspoons pub is thirsty work, but a Stannah Goodsmaster CD Plus (chain drive) goods attendant lift makes light work of it in the Leeds City Station outlet of this real-ale chain pub in West Yorkshire. Lugging up to 1500kg... View Article

The environment tops the agenda for Designer Contracts

The environment is top of the agenda for Designer Contracts – the UK’s largest flooring contractor. The company’s award-winning recycling scheme sees all waste removed from site and taken back to its 12 regional centres, saving a staggering 250 tonnes... View Article

Waterproofing simplified with Remmers Multi Tight 2K

Multi-Tight 2K is a new, flexible, mineral based waterproofing product which has all the performance properties of older technology polymer-modified thick bitumen emulsions, whilst being “bitumen free”. Using unique rubber granulate filler technology Multi-Tight 2K has a crack-bridging capacity which... View Article

£1million Investment To Underpin Continued Growth

Leading fenestration partner to the social housing and new build sectors, Nationwide Windows Ltd, announces a further £1 million investment in automation at its door and window manufacturing facility in Rugby. The company recently reported it is now manufacturing and... View Article

Kingspan Kooltherm K100 range expands

Kingspan Insulation has announced the launch of two new products to join their innovative new Kooltherm K100 Range, designed to deliver lower U-values with a minimal construction thickness. Kingspan Kooltherm K112 Framing Board and K107 Pitched Roof Board are the... View Article
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