Encasement fire sprinkler boxing – helping save time & money

Where fire sprinkler systems are being retro-fitted in social housing tower blocks and flats, Encasement’s ‘Versa’ range provides a cost effective, durable and easy-fit solution when boxing-in surface mounted fire sprinkler pipework. Manufactured from pre-formed FSC® certified plywood and pre-finished... View Article

Mental health volunteers welcomed at Designer Contracts

A new scheme to help workplace employees through the worries and concerns of the COVID crisis has been welcomed by staff at Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor. A snap poll of the company’s mental health volunteers showed that... View Article

Do I Need to Check That My Builders Have Insurance?

Yes, absolutely, if you are running a renovation or property development project, big or small, you will need to make sure that your contractors or builders have the right insurance in place. A lot can go wrong with building a... View Article

New roof fire barrier launched to prevent fire spread

Marley has launched a new roof fire barrier to help prevent the spread of fire between adjoining properties, allowing specifiers to add an additional safety layer to roofing projects, keeping people and properties protected. Roof systems manufacturer, Marley has launched... View Article

Welcome to Beautiful Bathrooms

With over 35 years of experience in the adaptations market, we know that the right bathroom can not only transform a home, but the people living within it too. This spring, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the Beautiful Bathrooms by... View Article

What to look out for as a first-time buyer

Whether you have been planning your first home purchase for years or are leaping into action to take advantage of the recent stamp duty rate cut, the first-time-buyer process is often far from straightforward. In a 2019 HomeOwners Alliance survey, first-time buyer housing... View Article

UK Green Homes Grant scrapped

The UK government has announced that it has scrapped its flagship green homes grant scheme. The much-promoted grants scheme to help householders in England insulate their home will be stopped this week, and the money allocated to a seperate insulation... View Article

Thinking inside the box with Pendock

When considering the potential to save costs within social housing refurbishment or retro-fit fire sprinkler installation in high rise blocks as part of a fire safety framework agreement, it’s unlikely that pipe boxing would feature highly, but Pendock products are... View Article

Improve your understanding of BS 8629 with Advanced

Fire protection solutions manufacturer Advanced, has launched two new courses to aid understanding of the BS 8629 Code of Practice recommendations and the EvacGo system designed to meet them. ‘A Guide to Meeting BS 8629’ is a continuing professional development... View Article