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I’m a Wi-Fi ready hAPPy chAPPy

With over 12 years experience of supplying Electric Heating and Hot Water products to the UK market, The Electric Heating Company (EHC) is delighted to announce the latest in heating technology – the Wi-Fi ready Radiance Electric Heater. Manufactured from... View Article

iCONstant from Airflow: quiet continuous ventilation

The iCONstant extract fan from Airflow provides quiet,continuous ventilation to help eliminate condensation and mould. It costs just over ONE POUND PER YEAR to run on trickle speed, and at just 10db(A) it is supremely quiet in operation. Two are... View Article

Rewarding CO initiatives

Kidde customer Wheatley Group has seen its commitment to gas and CO safety recognised by a series of recent awards. A key component of Wheatley’s success is installation of 10-year guaranteed CO alarms from Kidde, resulting in substantial cost savings... View Article

Saniflo shower pumps

Installing a shower in almost any space without gravity drainage is now possible thanks to a range of pumping solutions from Saniflo. Whether it is an en-suite in the loft or a shower room in the basement there are endless... View Article

FAKRO light tunnel has no roof dome

Light tunnels have proved a great way to bring natural light to dark or windowless areas. The new FAKRO SF light tunnel takes a fresh design approach as it uses a roof window profile rather than a dome, making it... View Article

Funding SME builders is key in solving the housing shortage

With housebuilding a key feature in the general election, Hampshire Trust Bank’s Robert Grigg, managing director (Property Finance), looks at how increased finance options for small developers will help increase their growth and ability to build new properties. As we are all aware, the UK... View Article

Innovations in efficiency

Phil Brown of Pilkington UK Ltd explores how contemporary innovations in the glazing industry are helping housebuilders create high performing, cost effective homes. The government’s 2016 nearly zerocarbon target for new homes has pushed energy efficiency to the top of the agenda for housebuilders. Rising energy costs have also... View Article

Part L compliance: the practical approach to fabric first

Stephen Smith, market development manager at Knauf Insulation, discusses the recent Part L changes in England and Wales and how developers can easily comply with a flexible recipe approach The amended Part L of the Building Regulations has finally come... View Article

Making a difference to safety on-site

Managing director of Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE), Jonathan Fellingham discusses the safety implications of working with trussed rafters Timber roof trusses are large, heavy and require work at height. It’s safe to say that if guidelines are not adhered to,... View Article

Digging deep for value

To create more space in a tight plot of land, the once-popular basement could be the solution, as Delta Membrane Systems’ Director Brian Davison explains If there is a single criticism that makes a regular appearance when talking about new... View Article

Flooring for the discerning housebuilder

Peter Kelsey, managing director of one of the UK’s largest flooring contractors Designer Contracts, looks at current flooring trends and why both housebuilders and buyers have never had so much choice As one of the UK’s most sensitive economic indicators,... View Article

Maximising daylight in design

It is clear that there is an opportunity for architects and specifiers to make much better use of daylight in buildings throughout the design process. Indeed daylight should play as central a role in the design as technical installations. However,... View Article

Working with water

Glyn Hyett, managing director of 3P Technik UK Ltd and director and founding member of the UK Rainwater Harvesting Association, addresses the issues surrounding the implementation of rainwater harvesting and sustainable drainage systems Water design stakeholders There are a number... View Article
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