Sentinel welcomes Richard to Trade Support Team

Leading water treatment specialist Sentinel has welcomed Richard Jubb to its successful Trade Support team. Richard is a graduate of Bradford University and has previously worked for a major CCTV company. A keen all round sportsman – he’s a batsman... View Article

Getting best value from your LED manufacturer

The lighting market is moving fast and pressure is increasing to ditch traditional fluorescents and make the switch to energy-efficient lighting such as LEDs. With building lighting representing 15 to 19 per cent of total global energy consumption, it clearly... View Article

Expert advice: Basement design and construction

By Mark Jones, head of house-building Standards at NHBC. In recent times, basements have become a relevant and attractive addition to many houses, but as new claims figures and experience show basement claims by their very nature are difficult to... View Article

Stelrad embraces BIM

Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad Radiators is embracing BIM and now has a number of exciting products on BIMStore ready for architects, engineers and contractors to integrate into future projects. By 2016 all public government buildings must comply with a mandatory... View Article

Stelrad cements links with Midlands contractor

Leading radiator manufacturer – Stelrad – has cemented its links with a Midlands based heating contractor. Stelrad Managing Director Mike Conlon recently attended Holdcroft Heating in Burslem’s annual awards ceremony and presented the Apprentice of the Year Award to Josh... View Article

NHBC new home registrations rise 25%

New home registrations in the UK have risen by 25% for the year up to and including August, new figures released by NHBC reveal today. The figures show continued improvement around the country compared to the same period in 2012.... View Article

How to design in solid fuel

Addressing the challenges of designing solid fuel into the modern built environment, experts from the Solid Fuel Association (SPA) reports on three issues which can leave architects scratching their heads. The SFA offer expert technical guidance to the consumer and... View Article

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