BIM sparks fresh interest in Dryseal

Hambleside Danelaw’s Dryseal GRP flat roofing system has been attracting international interest from architects and specifiers since the system’s AutoCAD Revit building information modelling (BIM) components went live on the online BIM Store. Available on the Store are the various... View Article

Powys Window Framework Award

Anglian Building Products has been awarded the window and door lots on Powys County Council’s Maintenance Framework. Anglian will replace existing timber windows with PVC-u casement windows and composite doors to properties spread across the North and South of the... View Article

Minus 7: the hybrid energy harvester

The Minus 7 hybrid energy harvester is a new addition to the renewable energy market. Mark Wozencroft, Managing Director, of Minus 7, explains the benefits of the system that provides all year round heating and hot water. The Minus 7... View Article

UK’s first zero-cost energy park wins two awards

Britain’s first zero-cost energy park at Armstrong Point in Wigan has received further industry recognition with two awards at the North West Regional Construction Awards 2013. Submitted by building contractors Tolent Construction and partners Kingspan Renewables, the £2.7million project from... View Article

Empty land becomes affordable housing development

Land which has stood empty for the past six years is being given a new lease of life as affordable homes for Telford residents. The £5million project in Brookside is being developed by leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group... View Article

The stage at Shoreditch granted planning consent

Plough Yard Development’s multi-million pound regeneration of a 2.5 acre site in Shoreditch, London, was granted planning consent last night. The Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will designed scheme will transform a significant, disused site in Hackney into a thriving new community with... View Article

Naylor acquires AMCO Plastics

With effect from Friday 12 July, Naylor Drainage Ltd has acquired Wath-on-Dearne based plastic extrusion business Amco Plastics Ltd which currently has a turnover of £4.4m. Naylor is a fourth generation family business based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire; the company... View Article

Green Deal ‘Could lead to deadly summer overheating’

Temperatures could soar to dangerously high levels in some homes insulated under the government’s flagship Green Deal scheme, experts have warned. Energy-saving measures designed to save on winter fuel bills and protect the environment could pose a risk to health... View Article

Xpelair put users in control

Xpelair Ventilation Solutions has launched the ConneX range of RF (radio frequency) controls – the ideal command solution for the commercial and housing markets that puts users in complete control of their ventilation requirements. The battery-less ConneX controllers can be... View Article