Specifying historic shades with flame retardant protection

When choosing paint for historic buildings, specifiers can choose products that offer a double duty, with high technology flame retardant paints available in historic colour palettes. Debbie Orr, Crown Trade brand manager gives an insight. Protecting heritage properties needs to... View Article

Clean and green future with soap-based home insulation

University of Salford researchers are set to clean up thanks to a cheap, environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based insulation for homes – blocks of soap. Increased pressure to make buildings more energy efficient is leading to greater demands for insulation... View Article

Dorma produces full products range in BIM

DORMA are proud to announce that they have launched a wide range of their products as Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects. All DORMA objects are free to download at www.dorma-uk.co.uk and the Bimstore Library, which will make identifying the most... View Article

Ventrolla to exhibit at the Scottish Home Show

Timber sash window specialist, Ventrolla, will be making an appearance at the Scottish Home Show this September, in the shows 66th year. Hosted at the Aberdeen AECC between the 27th and 29th September, the show has everything homeowners could possibly... View Article

Soundtect re-launch at 100% Design

Soundtect re-launch at 100% Design Innovative designs providing acoustical solutions for Education, Offices, Commercial, Hospitality, Leisure and Domestic applications. Using recycled materials for their panels, Soundtect™ has managed to camouflage acoustic function with imagination, and produce panels that are technically... View Article

How to sample a clay roof tile

John Alderman from Traditional Clay Roof Tiles Ltd has some top tips on how to sample a clay roof tile to get the best results. Many a time a mistake has been made where people will select a roof tile... View Article

How secure is your garage?

Choosing a garage door for a self-build project can be a daunting challenge. To help you make the right decision, garage door manufacturer Hörmann, offers advice on the options available. When it comes to self-build projects, garage doors tend to... View Article

Somewhere over the rainbow

Justin Davies, general manager for The Window Store explains the jargon behind window and door energy ratings and asks whether triple glazing should be a genuine consideration when looking at glazing options. Know your ratings! August saw the number of... View Article

What is resin bound paving?

SureSet clears up the confusion with choosing resin bound paving. There is often huge confusion as to the difference between resin bound and resin bonded surfacing, which although similar in name are very different in principle. Both systems do however... View Article

Why selfbuilders choose Warmup!

There are many heating solutions available for self-builders to choose from: central heating, bio fuel, air source heating through to underfloor heating, electric and hydronic. To make the right choice you should consider the comfort of the users and the... View Article

VMZINC – the pinnacle of handmade workmanship

VMZINC: Ornamental zinc for bespoke and standard commissions Though recognised throughout much of Western Europe for their traditional craftsmanship, VMZINC is less well known in the UK for its handmade ornamental zinc. Built on over 100 years of metal working... View Article

Lathams look to the future with latest cladding solution

Accoya® – the modified, highly durable and dimensionally stable certified softwood – is now available from all ten of James Latham’s nationwide distribution sites. Accoya® wood is a perfect solution for exterior cladding, siding and façades where aesthetics, less frequent... View Article

Brewer Cowls is top for chimneys and flues

Brewer Cowls are UK manufacturers and suppliers of a large range of bespoke and standard chimney cowls and flue terminals. Whether for ventilation or a beautifully designed wood burning stove – the addition of the correct terminal or cowl ensures... View Article

Gerflor’s Insight tiles and planks will impress

Inspirational design and exceptional quality are trademarks of Gerflor’s new INSIGHT collection of 100% recyclable, decorative luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and planks. With more than 50 design choices in Wood, Mineral and Urban effects, the design-led flooring collection is an... View Article

Zehnder unveils revolutionary new concept in radiant conditioning

Zehnder, Europe’s leading manufacturer and supplier of indoor climate solutions is proud to announce the launch of Zehnder Nestsystems. Their next generation radiant conditioning system for residential and commercial applications, Zehnder Nestsystems is a heating, cooling and dehumidification system for... View Article

K-Series kitchen system awarded LPS 1223 certification

Nobel Fire Systems has been awarded LPS 1223 certification, on its market leading K-Series range of kitchen fire suppression systems, by the UK’s premier fire accreditation organisation, BRE’s Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB). The innovative nature of the K-Series, being... View Article