DML Expanded Metal Lathing – Hits 100,000 Sheets a year!

This summer, construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is celebrating the production of its one hundred thousandth ‘ DML’ Expanded Metal Lathing sheet. The UK’s most versatile, reinforcement mesh option, available in a sheet size of 2400 x 700 x 0.40.... View Article

Kingspan TEK villas are ready for the summer sun

The Kingspan TEK Building System has been used to construct five luxury villas at the Porth Veor Manor Hotel near Newquay – providing the perfect seaside spot for holiday makers. The mid-19th Century manor sits in two acres of terraced... View Article

Thousands of nuisance calls lands property boss 5-year ban

Jonathon De Sousa (29), of Barnton, Northwich, was the director of Xternal Property Renovations Ltd, a property repairs and maintenance company. From its incorporation in August 2015, the company relied heavily on direct marketing techniques – cold-calling members of the... View Article

CMS raises the standard sustainably at Ferguslie Park

Hundreds of homes at Ferguslie Park in Paisley have been upgraded sustainably with high performance PVCu windows and doors manufactured and installed by CMS Window Systems. The large-scale refurbishment project for Ferguslie Park Housing Association has seen 300 of the... View Article

Maintaining tenant safety and compliance

By Simon North – Service and Maintenance Division Manager with SE Controls With the new 2019 edition of Building Regulations ADB coming into force on 30th August, it’s evident that considerable progress has been made on improving residential safety and... View Article

SmartTalk® Pro – your online HIU engineer

Evinox take another step forward in ‘Smart’ heat interface unit technology development, with a new monitoring and diagnostics web portal – ‘SmartTalk® Pro’. This provides contractors with remote access to each HIU on site using any web enabled device, and... View Article

Is it time to overhaul the rental sector’s court system?

Patrick Mooney asks whether the new housing ministers will overhaul the legal system for the rental sector The change of Government ministers responsible for housing policies is likely to see some significant changes in the relationship between Whitehall and landlords... View Article

Local partnership pays dividends

When it comes to keeping services in their local economy Bristol City Council (BCC) are right on the money. With a comprehensive housing stock and many, many residents relying on lifts to access their homes every day, BCC needs a... View Article

Designer Contracts wins big at recycling awards

Designer Contracts has been named ‘Take Back Partner of the Year’ for the fourth time by Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) at the annual awards and conference held at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. Its national distribution manager, Glen Mitchell, who made... View Article

HB42 All-in-One launches in 400ml Eco-Foils

Hilton Banks moves to cut single use plastics Hilton Banks has launched its best selling HB42 All-in-One Sealant and Adhesive in 400ml Eco-Foils, removing the environmental problem of disposing of the single use plastic cartridge, normally associated with these type... View Article