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First eco home in Ipswich complete

One of the first homes to receive energy efficiency improvements through the Government’s ECO funding scheme has been unveiled in Ipswich. The property in Reynolds Road is the first of almost 400 in the town to be fitted with external... View Article

Vynagrip makes automotive automation safe

Bespoke Vynagrip anti-slip matting modules are being used to protect workers at the Sugitani Metal Industry Company, a sub-contractor of a major Japanese car manufacture that specialises in the production of automotive components in Japan. The matting modules, supplied complete... View Article

The year of the hexagon

Hexagon tiles are the breakout success story of 2013, and to meet this demand Solus Ceramics have developed a range composed entirely of hexagon shapes. Hexagram is an exciting new series of hexagon wall and floor tiles that consists of... View Article

Strong performance for versatile United House

United House Group, the leading specialist residential developer and social housing contractor, has delivered a strong performance for the year ending 31 December 2012 with Group profit before tax of £21.4million, up by £6.6million on last year, its annual results... View Article

A bona finish for a fir floor

The John Hope Gateway is Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s biodiversity and information centre. It’s a shining example of green construction and sustainability, and the restaurant features a Douglas Fir floor which has just been finished with Bona Traffic HD! The... View Article

RMIG helps create a new image for Norwegian University

A new £30million education development in Bergen, Norway is using more than 2000m2 of aluminium cladding from RMIG, which incorporates thousands of precision perforations to create a series of distinctive images on the building’s exterior. Developed on a site previously... View Article

Benoy celebrates Lan Kwai Fong Wuxi ground breaking

Benoy, a world leader in Architecture, Masterplanning, Interior Architecture and Graphic Design, is excited to celebrate the ground breaking of the much anticipated Lan Kwai Fong development in Wuxi, China. The masterplan and architectural design concept by Benoy were unveiled... View Article

Evinox room controller is ENE3 compliant

As part of the Code for Sustainable Homes, credits are available when an ENE3 compliant energy display device is installed in the home. The aim of this is to promote the specification of equipment that displays energy consumption data, therefore... View Article

Choose wood, choose FSC

Tallulah Chapman, communications manager, FSC UK discusses the reasons for choosing FSC certified wood for builds. The London 2012 Athlete’s Village was completed last year using 18,508m³ of timber, which is enough to fill 7.5 Olympic swimming pools or stretch... View Article

The heat is on for householders

Householders could be paid hundreds of pounds a year for generating heat by solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps. Householders could get paid hundreds of pounds a year for heat generated by solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and... View Article

Specifying glass roof lights

By Jeremy Dunn, technical director of Glazing Vision Specifying a glass roof light can be a daunting proposition, especially when tasked with this for the first time. Even many experienced in specifying have tried and struggled in the past with... View Article

AluK launches a complete specification guide

AluK (GB), a leading manufacturer of innovative aluminium building systems is pleased to announce the launch of its complete Specification Guide, detailing its portfolio of products including curtain walling, window and door systems. The comprehensive guide provides specifiers and architects... View Article

‘Top notch’ rainwater goods do the biz!

Polypipe’s Elegance Ogee rainwater system – a uPVC cast iron ‘lookalike’ system that includes rainwater goods and a range of soil and vent products – has really taken off with self-builders giving the system the thumbs up for looks and... View Article
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