Fire sprinklers go undercover with Encasement

Where fire sprinkler systems are being installed or retro-fitted in tower blocks and flats, Encasement’s ‘Versa’ pipe boxing range provides the perfect cost effective solution for concealing sprinkler pipework. Manufactured from pre-formed FSC® certified plywood and pre-finished in a durable... View Article

Osmo revives aged wood with highly effective power gel

Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert, brings tired looking and aged wood back to life with its powerful cleaning agent, Osmo Wood Reviver Power Gel. This product has been especially developed to restore exterior wood, including wooden decking,... View Article

Sentinel takes social housing sector by storm

Sentinel, international provider of best practice products and services for the protection of heating and hot water systems, has doubled its market share in the social housing sector in just six months. Since launching its revolutionary Eliminator Vortex®300 filter in November 2017,... View Article

A revolution in mechanical smoke ventilation: the Es-SHEV pod system

Smoke ventilation systems today require sophisticated control mechanisms and integration with highly complex building management infrastructure. Whitesales have launched their latest innovation in mechanical smoke control which combines exceptional performance with outstanding aesthetics. The Es-SHEV Mechanical Pod is a modular... View Article

Civils solution from Kalsi plastics

Maintenance-free building product specialist, Kalsi Plastics is working with civils and heavy materials stockists across the UK to provide a reliable supply of its high-quality drainage product range, Aquaflow.  As a proven and trusted system, Aquaflow has everything to support... View Article

Saniflo launches Kinedo Kinesmart

Saniflo – the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of macerators, pumps and shower cubicles – has added a range of shower enclosures to its Kinedo portfolio, the Kinesmart. The new range addresses a variety of modern-day bathroom design needs and... View Article

Five reasons to choose FastFit from Canopies UK

FastFit is designed to help housebuilding professionals get their hands on a GRP door canopy when they need it. Established for 25+ years, it’s the solution to helping housebuilders meet their canopy installation deadlines without compromising on quality. Here are... View Article

Rehau checks in for holiday inn refurb

REHAU’s slimline PVC trunking has been chosen for two major room refurbishment projects for the Holiday Inn hotels in Southampton and Reading. The premier cable management solution was specified for the hotels by Haddow Electrical, who required high quality, robust... View Article

Snickers’ ‘Climate Control’ Workwear

The onset of summer and warmer weather calls for a change of focus on what you choose to wear on site. From keeping warm and dry in winter, warmer weather brings with it a need for professional craftsmen and women... View Article

Circle of light

David Neale of Sylvania looks at how changing trends have influenced lighting in residential applications The cyclical nature of lighting trends poses an interesting dilemma for lighting manufacturers. How can we balance the constant criteria of energy efficiency and design,... View Article

Bathroom specification for affordable housing projects

Glenn Payne Head of Projects UK at GROHE offers bathroom specification advice for local authorities and affordable housing developers. The changing market of affordable housing Planning a bathroom to meet future needs is an integral consideration for any affordable housing... View Article

Connecting Cross-Laminated Timber

To support the growing use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the UK and Europe, leading connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie has released an updated version of its ‘Connectors for CLT’ catalogue. Featuring a host of new products including heavy duty angle... View Article

Floor preparation: worth every penny

Dave Bigham of National Flooring Equipment discusses the process of floor preparation in residential spaces In the last few years, luxury coverings such as marble, solid oak and bamboo have bumped up the price of residential flooring in the UK.... View Article

Helifix BIM Object Library Launched

Helifix has launched a BIM object library to support the industry’s transition to digital building modelling. Available to download from www.helifix.co.uk/downloads/bim-objects or from the NBS National BIM Library at https://www.nationalbimlibrary.com/Helifix, these Revit format BIM objects allow Helifix products to be... View Article