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Back to our roots

The Stone Federation delves into the history of using stonework and masonry within building structures. The crafts of stonework & masonry are some of the earliest trades in civilisations’ history and have always played a well-respected part within the natural... View Article

NHBC raises the standard for MVHR systems

NHBC is setting a new standard for Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems following recent research which raises issues about the performance of the technology. Analysis by the UK’s leading standard-setting body and warranty provider has found that the... View Article

The STA builds a future for structural timber

The Structural Timber Association (STA) has called on the UK housebuilding industry to increase timber construction to 30% of all new homes. The STA, a broadened version of the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA), launches today with a call to... View Article

New online video from ASFP

Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP): The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has released a new online video module on fire doors to mark Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW). The free to view video explains the vital role played... View Article

Hörmann acquires British entrance door manufacturer IG Doors

With the acquisition of the British door manufacturer IG Doors, German door manufacturer Hörmann hopes to continue growing in the British market within the area of entrance doors. According to Hörmann, the acquisition of the door manufacturer IG Doors, headquartered... View Article

Domestic RHI good news, for heat pumps

Space Air, Daikin Europe’s largest independent distributor is delighted by the long awaited news from DECC, that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be introduced into the Domestic sector in April 2014. Mark Houghton, Commercial Director, commented: “At last we... View Article

Arbor Forest Products, commited to ongoing investment

Arbor Forest Products Ltd is investing a further £5million during 2013 in its Lincolnshire dedicated timber terminal. The provision of a new fully concreted 10 acre hard standing storage site will allow for a substantial increase in timber stockholding, further... View Article

SIG UK launches free branchfinder app

SIG UK has developed a new mobile app enabling construction professionals on any site in the UK to quickly and easily locate the nearest branch of the construction supplies firm, based on the type of products they need. The app... View Article

Garador production running at all-time high

Production at leading garage door manufacturer Garador is running at an all time high following the recent expansion of its Somerset-based factory. The 1,600 square metre extension of Garador’s production plant in Yeovil, has made the factory the most modern... View Article

Pitched roof installation kits – MCS 012

Recent figures published by DECC show that the level of solar panel installations has seen a healthy improvement with 3000 installations registered in the sub 50kW band in the week ending June 23rd. This is positive news for an industry... View Article

Assael trio earn promotion

Leading practice of architects, Assael has recognised three of its architectural staff with promotion. Assael‘s Senior Architects Tim Chapman-Cavanagh and Rory O’Hagan have both become Associate Directors and Liz Wilks becomes a Senior Architect with the practice. Tim Chapman-Cavanagh has... View Article

£17Million support to help communities build

On 5th August, Housing Minister Mark Prisk announced the fund, which will offer additional support to people with plans and ideas for their neighbourhood, from self-build homes to community shops. The minister said the money will ensure that those wishing... View Article
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