Study shows soffit savings with Kingspan Insulation

New research from quantity surveyors, Rider Levett Bucknall, has shown that the physical properties, specifically the enhanced thermal performance, of Kingspan Kooltherm K110 FM Soffit Board can allow installers to fit an additional 5.25 m² of insulation every thirty minutes when compared with the closest... View Article

Snickers Workwear’s new hoodies and sweatshirts

The new range of Hoodies and Sweatshirts for craftsmen and women are probably the most comfortable we’ve ever designed. The ‘Full Zip’ or ‘Overhead’ Sweatshirt and Hoodie choices are ideally combined with Snickers’ First and Second Layer Undergarments and can... View Article

Concealment enhances tenant safety

British designed and manufactured, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers are gaining increasing popularity for use on fire doors in high-rise flats, apartments and HMOs. The door closers carry the CE mark and have been independently tested and proved to meet... View Article

Dursilite: The impressive coatings range from Mapei

It’s out with the old and in with the new… Mapei’s Dursilite coatings range offers a fresh array of paint colours, ideal for all types of new build and improvement projects. The water-based paint is suitable for use on different... View Article

Case Study Confirms that SuDS Cost Less

The trade association Interpave has published a new case study which demonstrates that sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) – including concrete block permeable paving – should cost less than conventional piped drainage, both initially and in terms of maintenance. Interpave’s new... View Article

Innovative Public Housing with Nordic Copper

An exemplar for a new, progressive era of public housing design in London utilises high-quality materials – including Nordic Brown Light copper cladding – as part of its tenure-blind strategy. Branch Place provides the first replacement homes in the second... View Article

Ahead of the curve garage design

A stunning ‘roundhouse’, built as part of a project to renovate and extend a Grade II listed property, provides a new perspective on the design, purpose and visual appeal of an exceptional British garage. The large private family home in... View Article

Making Christmas markets a runaway success

As the British appetite for Christmas markets continues to grow and they increasingly become a fixture in the annual festivities for towns and cities right across the UK, there has never been a better time to invest in the right... View Article

Kingspan introduces QuadCore Roofboard

Kingspan Insulation is raising roof performance to new heights with Kingspan QuadCore 426 Roofboard, an innovative flat roof insulation board delivering excellent thermal and fire performance, enhanced environmental credentials, and backed by an extended warranty. Kingspan QuadCore 426 is the... View Article

Snickers Workwear – waterproof working

You can count on comfort and protection throughout the autumn and winter with Snickers Workwear’s NEW AllroundWork Jackets for professional tradesmen and women. Stay dry, warm and comfortable by choosing from a selection of water-repellent jackets that will give you... View Article

Retire with Style

The ground floor of an up-market McCarthy and Stone retirement village has been cleverly divided using a Stylefold 120 manual folding wall, allowing staff to quickly adapt the room to create a wellness area and dining facility, or a large... View Article

Replace pumps for energy efficiency gains

Wilo now offers the new generation of the Wilo-Yonos PICO series small circulators to the UK market. A range of new features has been added to this popular circulator primarily for residential homes and properties, for heating systems and air... View Article

A Stannah platform lift future-proofs a new home in Somerset

A first-hand experience by homeowners, Alan and Christine Wiseman Making your home accessible for as long as possible is becoming standard practice in the UK. It’s called future-proofing and it’s practical, efficient and affordable, which is why Alan and Christine... View Article

Glidevale helps Aran Services to combat roofspace condensation

Insulation technicians from energy efficiency and property improvement firm Aran Services have been brushing up their skills in fitting Glidevale tile ventilators. Working with local authorities and housing associations across the UK to make homes more energy efficient, Aran is... View Article

Eliminating Legionella

Legionella bacteria are present in natural water sources. It can also find its way into manmade water systems such as those found in social housing. Low levels are not dangerous, but if the bacteria are permitted to multiply and spread,... View Article

Robotics – the future of housing

Rob Bryan of Vantage discusses harnessing the power of robotic process automation in social housing Housing associations are fast finding how to harness artificial intelligence to streamline processes and reduce costs. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is evolving as the new... View Article