Sto helps refurbished homes shine brighter and greener

A refurbished housing development is benefiting from an aesthetic, energy-efficient exterior thanks to a Sto external wall insulation system. Located in Bordon, Hampshire, The Pines features 96 former Ministry of Defence (MOD) properties, which have been transformed into modern two... View Article

How can early engagement help to improve fire safety performance?

Neil Kirwin, Southern Specification Manager at SFS, discusses why engaging with building product manufactures can help to improve fire safety performance. Earlier engagement in technical design with building product manufacturers certainly helps to reduce the complexity of dealing with fire... View Article

The Aico|HomeLINK Community Awards to return for 2024

After the success of their first Community Awards in 2022, Aico|HomeLINK are bringing this spectacular event back for its second year, returning on Thursday 18th of April 2024, at the International Convention Centre Birmingham. Hosted by Carl Jones, who presents... View Article

REVEALED: The Dulux Colour of the Year 2024

For 21 years, Dulux has been keeping the world of design on tenterhooks with the reveal of its highly anticipated Colour of the Year. Always on-trend yet practical, Dulux colour experts and international design professionals delve into the global mood... View Article

Sourcing heritage style products the modern way

Thanks to Building Superstore, contractors no longer have to wait an age for the heritage style products they need. The online builders’ merchant can offer short lead times and fast deliveries on a wide range of solutions for period buildings and... View Article

Metcor Environmental shortlisted for Contractor of the Year

Often regarded as the ‘fourth utility service’, Metcor Environmental, formerly Metro Mechanical Services, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the UK National Contractor of the Year in the National Drainage Awards. Daniel Bradley, Business Development Director for the Metcor... View Article

Airtech Supported Radon Awareness Week

Airtech, the condensation, mould and radon specialists, once again supported UK Radon Awareness Week (6 – 12 November 2023) by helping raise awareness of the gas. Ran by the UK Radon Association, this year’s UK Radon Awareness Week aimed to... View Article

Conceal and protect pipework with Pendock metal boxing

When concealing external pipework, building services and other utilities associated with low carbon district heating schemes or air-source and ground-source heat pumps, Pendock metal pipe boxing range provides protection against accidental damage or tampering, while helping improve the project’s aesthetics. Bespoke manufactured... View Article

Vent-Axia welcomes Government’s latest mould guidance

Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia has welcomed the UK Government’s recent guidance ‘Understanding and addressing the health risks of damp and mould in the home’. This guidance is a direct response to the Coroner’s ‘Prevention of future deaths’ report after... View Article

The A1 to Trust!

The K Systems M VBriQ+ solution allows the use of Clay Brick Slips onto mineral wool insulation at all height levels and achieves an A1 fire rating. The K Systems BBA certified A1 rated Clay Brick Slip system offers exceptional... View Article

Try before you buy with West Fraser

Specifying the perfect panel products for a project is a key part of the planning process. West Fraser manufactures the leading building panel ranges in the UK and, to help in the selection process, the company has introduced A5-size samples,... View Article

Fibo wall panels in energy-efficient modular housing from DMDmodular

DMDmodular has recently achieved a significant milestone, successfully completing a fully energy-efficient housing project that tackles the industry’s most pressing challenges, with Fibo’s waterproof wall panels used throughout. With the built environment responsible for 38% of greenhouse gas emissions, the... View Article

Protect occupants with an enhanced fire system

Maximise occupant safety Extend the capability of fire alarm networks with the Cavius Relay unit, available from Kidde, so that the alert reaches everyone, including vulnerable individuals or those with hearing impairments or other disabilities. Telecare connectivity The Cavius Relay with RF... View Article

New F. Ball smoothing compound raises the level

F. Ball’s new Stopgap 1600 smoothing compound has provided a fast-track solution for raising floor levels as part of the ground-floor refurbishment of a residential property in Wainscott, Kent. Fitters were contracted by wholesale flooring distribution company STS Flooring to... View Article

Ny and improved ROCKWOOL cavity insulation

ROCKWOOL NyRock® Cavity Slab 032 is the most thermally efficient stone wool cavity insulation currently available in the UK and Ireland✝. This is Ny and improved cavity insulation, featuring: Patented NyRock technology powering low-lambda, non-combustible stone wool Up to 13%... View Article