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Showing the potential of Passivhaus

The Kingspan TEK Building System of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) has been used to create a contemporary show home that blends ambitious architectural design with the meticulous energy efficiency requirements of the Passivhaus Standard, at the Potton Show Centre in... View Article

Garador launches visualise your door tool

Garador has launched a new website-based tool to show exactly what a new Garador garage door will look like on your property. Garador’s Visualise your Door lets you upload a picture of your property, add an image of the Garador... View Article

Concrete and composites: A powerful partnership

At the end of 2016, the UK government unveiled a record infrastructure spend pipeline of £500 billion-plus, £300m of which will be invested by 2020/21. Composite materials play a growing role in this, with expected growth in the construction industry... View Article

Eltherington’s Corten facade steel appeal

Eltherington has reported a surge of interest in its Corten architectural metalwork solutions as building designers look for facades that offer aesthetic appeal, low maintenance and value for money. Facade finishes such as Eltherington’s weathered steel, commonly known as Corten,... View Article

Composite Prime poised to make impact in UK market

A ground-breaking composite timber and plastic product that is in soaring demand in other parts of the world appears poised to take the UK market by storm following the development of a company by two entrepreneurs with a solid pedigree... View Article

SterlingOSB – The new darling of TV makeover shows

The ever popular BBC Two makeover show, The Great Interior Design Challenge, tasks contestants to devise interiors for rooms in unusual premises. Holly Village, a collection of Grade II listed Gothic properties in North London, was the setting for a... View Article

Waterproofing simplified with Remmers Multi Tight 2K

Multi-Tight 2K is a new, flexible, mineral based waterproofing product which has all the performance properties of older technology polymer-modified thick bitumen emulsions, whilst being “bitumen free”. Using unique rubber granulate filler technology Multi-Tight 2K has a crack-bridging capacity which... View Article

Homeowners looking for sexier hardware finishes?

The finishes homeowners are looking for on their hardware and ironmongery are becoming more diverse and ‘sexy’. This is the view of a Director at SDS London who says that he is seeing an increased demand for sexier finishes on... View Article

Kingspan Kooltherm K100 range expands

Kingspan Insulation has announced the launch of two new products to join their innovative new Kooltherm K100 Range, designed to deliver lower U-values with a minimal construction thickness. Kingspan Kooltherm K112 Framing Board and K107 Pitched Roof Board are the... View Article

Paint Away – the ultimate paint stripper!

Stripping paint and varnish from surfaces can be a difficult and laborious task, requiring time, patience and a lot of elbow grease. Everbuild – A Sika Company now have the answer to this age old problem with the arrival of... 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

Fast Systems Limited to exhibit at Materials 2017!

Fast Systems Limited, who specialise in electronic water conditioners, are showing their Scaleguard electronic water conditioner at Materials 2017 as a simple and economic solution for house builders to incorporate hard water protection in new homes as recommended in the... View Article

Standing the test of time

Richard Bishop of Wienerberger looks at how roof tile innovation is emulating classic design using modern materials to enable self-builders to find the ideal option for their project. It’s no secret that slate and clay have dominated roofing trends through the... View Article
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