Kingspan TEK and OPTIM-R achieve BES 6001 certification

Kingspan Insulation is once again taking the lead on responsible business practices as its TEK and OPTIM-R product ranges became the first in their respective classes to achieve ‘Very Good’ BES 6001: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products certification. The certificate... View Article

SIP replacements – the cure for self-build?

The performance and speed benefits offered by structural insulated panels (SIPs) are compelling for self-builders in the current climate of skills shortages and tighter Regs, says Chris Duckworth It isn’t that long ago that the recession obliterated good and bad... View Article

Blending the old with the new

Giving your property a touch of old charm can stretch your budget, but the secret’s in the guttering, says Hayley Lowry of Brett Martin Plumbing and Drainage The sheer range of products on the market can make buying materials for... View Article

Greener spaces

Aidan Bell of EnviroBuild explains how composite decking made from wood and recycled plastic can offer a sustainable as well as safe alternative, as seen on a recent case study When Steve Kelly and his wife, Nicola, bought their first house in... View Article

Let there be light

Emyr Davies of Arboreta and sister company Welsh Oak Frame believes the trend for light spaces is set to continue, but needs careful thought if all that extra glass is not to lead to extra problems When homebuyers are asked... View Article

Folded staircase becomes stunning feature

Simple lines and modern materials allows this folded staircase design to become a feature in this stunning family home. To achieve the simplicity of this design, Canal fabricated the core structure of the staircase from mild steel plate, which was... View Article

Terraxx takes the pressure

Efficient protection and drainage for basements and flat roofs is offered by the high density polyethylene Terraxx range from Delta Membrane Systems, which is featured in a brochure from the company. The brochure shows how the two-ply sheet is a... View Article

Brushed Nickel Trends in UK Market Place

The company behind innovative and traditional brassware designs, Francis Pegler, has launched a range of brushed nickel taps to satisfy consumer demand. Mike Johnson, washroom market manager for Pegler Yorkshire said: “Trends change all the time and right now more... View Article

Looking for a wood floor specialist?

A wood floor represents a significant investment and, when it’s time to replace or renovate it, it makes sense to call in a specialist. Bona, the Swedish wood floor treatment manufacturer, has trained a network of independent wood floor contractors... View Article

The PVC colour revolution: fade to grey

The days of PVC building products being available in ‘any colour as long as it’s white’ are rapidly disappearing, according to colour specialist Freefoam Building Products. The firm, which prides itself on “being at the forefront of promoting choice to... View Article

Introducing adjustable pedestals by Wallbarn

Adjustable pedestals from Wallbarn offer a fast and convenient solution for installing paving on structural decks. Whether at ground level walkways or on flat roofs or terraces, the flexibility of the telescopic stem means completely flat paving is installed onto... View Article

Panasonic Pro Awards 2016, now open for entries!

Panasonic Heating and Cooling is delighted to announce that the second PRO Awards are now open for entries. Panasonic is inviting entries from installers, specifiers and consultants, for a chance to win a prestigious PRO Awards 2016 Trophy. Additionally, successful... View Article

Felmoor Park receives premium protection from Remmers

The Scandinavian log cabins and lodges at the picturesque Felmoor Park in Northumberland have been given a striking new finish thanks to Remmers wood coatings. Remmers HK Stain was selected to provide not only effective weather protection but protection against... View Article

Steel windows are key to extension of Victorian home

When Kim and John Potter bought their double-fronted Victorian terraced house in South London two years ago, they undertook a major renovation which included the construction of a large, single storey rear extension. A 9m wide floor-to-ceiling screen of steel... View Article

Klober Roll-Fix® makes dry fixing simple

The absence of a British Standard and lack of effective building control in the RMI sector has encouraged use of cheaper dry fix kits for ridge and hip. These may not contain all of the essential components and use ridge... View Article