Safety matters

What does safety really mean when it comes to heating appliances in the home? Christian Hadley of Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation examines the real value of safety testing, the issue of self-declaration – and why external certification can be... View Article

Housing maintenance procurement – a menu of options

AM Bid’s Andrew Morrison examines procurement and bidding trends including the outsourced service versus in-house delivery debate, in order to help housing clients, buyers and bidders pause and reflect about what will work best for them As we begin a... View Article

A breath of fresh air

Wendy Thomas of Nuaire discusses the importance of filtering the air in existing homes, particularly when the occupants are some of society’s most vulnerable The Chief Medical Officer’s 2017 report, released in 2018, focused on air pollution as a major... View Article

Architectural copper for the long term

There is more to architectural copper than meets the eye, with an unrivalled lifespan counted in hundreds of years, no maintenance and full recyclability as Graeme Bell of Aurubis explains Despite its heritage, roofing some of our oldest buildings, continuing... View Article

Celebrating 25 years of excellence in the UK

Construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is celebrating 25 years in the UK, helping people build safer, stronger homes and structures. Simpson launched its European operations from well-established beginnings in America, where founder Barclay Simpson created his first joist hanger back... View Article

Airtech tackles condensation and mould for landlords

The dangerous impact of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) on our health is now well established, with condensation, mould and the use of household products all adding up to create an unhealthy living environment. To combat this, Airtech, the mould... View Article

Fire sprinkler systems – Cover your investment

By Martin Taylor, Managing Director with decorative casings specialist, Encasement. Residential fire safety, particularly in multi-storey buildings and tower blocks is a key focus for housing associations and local authorities as the retro-fitting of fire sprinkler systems now an essential... View Article

Creating a community with Kingspan TEK

Kingspan TEK Cladding Panels have provided an offsite wall solution for a unique school and leisure campus in Littleport, helping the project to achieve excellent thermal performance within a tight construction deadline. The £37.5 million development, designed by SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins... View Article

Expect more quality, durability and compatibility

Hambleside Danelaw’s outstanding quality Interlocking Plain Tile Dry Verge System is designed to minimise water run-off staining on the verge and gable wall, and is guaranteed for 15 years. It eliminates the mortar installation and maintenance issues, and takes less... View Article

Obtaining your local area information

Information on your local area is now easy to obtain and understand thanks to a new tool by CIA Landlord Insurance. The local area statistics calculator provides up to date information on the average property prices and crime rates in... View Article

Vectaire’s Microbox 125/2DC chosen

Vectaire’s Microbox 125/2DC was chosen to ventilate St Peter’s House and Admiral’s House in Kents Road, Torquay. This prestigious development converting two listed buildings into apartments needed discreet, but effective ventilation. The Microbox, provided this. The unit is slim (less... View Article

Langley pledges support for the 100% Hackitt campaign

Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd has pledged its support to the 100% Hackitt campaign, an initiative which aims to ensure that all recommendations made in the Hackitt Review of fire safety and building regulations are fully implemented. The 100% Hackitt campaign... View Article

KYDEX® doors achieve fire test certification

James Latham can now offer four KYDEX® encapsulated door blanks with Exova Warringtonfire Global assessment to FD30. Exclusive to James Latham in the UK and Ireland – and available in 0.76mm, 1.5mm and 2mm thicknesses and 20 on-trend colours –... View Article

The NEW 37.5® Technology – Climate Control Fleeces

These new styles from Snickers Workwear deliver AllroundWork warmth and cooling comfort. Not only will you stay warm with these new 37.5® Technology Fleeces, you’ll look and feel cool too. With styles for both professional tradesmen and women, they excel... View Article