CIAT responds to the Interim Report on Building Regulations and Fire Safety

In particular, CIAT has reported directly to Dame Judith Hackitt emphasising the essential need for Robust Details. Following a round table event, Professor Sam Allwinkle PPBIAT MCIAT representing CIAT said that ‘Dame Judith was made aware of the Robust Details initiative for sound insulation design, installation and testing  performance of materials and components for compliance of[…]

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Pop Up Power Supplies

Pop Up Power Supplies® provide a range of innovative outdoor power units to help Civil Engineers power built-up environments of the future

The UK built environment is continually changing and adapting to various external influences – economic conditions, technological advances, political influences or social demands. Developments to the infrastructure are crucial not only economically but also socially – enhancing the quality of life for the people who live there. Innovation is also a key driver for such[…]

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Icknield Port Loop

Green light for residential-led regeneration scheme at Icknield Port Loop, Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has approved plans for the first phase of a major residential regeneration scheme at Icknield Port Loop, Birmingham. Working closely with Glenn Howells Architects, Maccreanor Lavington Architects and ShedKM, Grant Associates has created a detailed landscape masterplan that will see 207 family homes and 90 apartments built, along with green infrastructure including a[…]

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Veolia Water

Kee Systems improves safety at Veolia Water

Kee Systems has a comprehensive safety solution to the Veolia Water treatment plant in Wiltshire to protect maintenance teams and ensure full compliance with current health and safety requirements. Located in Tidworth, the Veolia Water treatment plant provides water and sewerage services to both domestic and commercial customers in the local surrounding areas. The plant[…]

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Easi-Dec Roofline – The alternative to scaffolding

Easi-Dec, the working at height safety specialist, has supplied Everest with 72 Roofline systems to provide installation teams with a safe, efficient and cost effective solution for accessing roofline level when carrying out gutter, soffit and fascia replacements. After working with scaffolding for several years, Everest investigated alternative working at height solutions. Having approached Easi-Dec[…]

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EJOT Opticore Delivers Black and White Benefits for Membrane-faced Composite Panels

In response to building application trends, EJOT UK has technically updated its Opticore fastening system. Opticore, the unique integral nylon fastener head, is manufactured with precision cutting fins that core through membrane faced insulated panels, with the encapsulated fastener self-drilling the substrate in one simple operation. Installation is via a bi-hex or internal torx dual-driving[…]

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Electronic washbasin taps

Fawcetts Yard taps into rich seam of Neaco style

Neaco’s glass balustrade and aluminium grille systems are once again proving their value in contemporary design schemes following a specification at Fawcetts Yard, a new development of luxury homes in Harrogate. Designed by Bramhall Blenkharn and built by HACS Construction, the select development comprises four stylish three-storey homes alongside a workshop/studio. The balconies on the[…]

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Neaco railed Juliet balcony design

Neaco supplies blend of styles for prestigious development

  Neaco supplied a bespoke specification combining a railed Juliet balcony design with its contemporary glass balustrade to meet the aesthetic requirements of a prestigious development of luxury apartments in Sevenoaks, Kent. Designed by BHD Architects, the project formed part of an extensive redevelopment of a site at the junction with London Road and Pembroke[…]

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glass balustrade

Neaco glass balustrade maximizes view

The unobstructed outlook enabled by Neaco’s toughened glass panels makes them a popular balustrade specification for developments which enjoy impressive views. The latest example is a stunning collection of luxury apartments overlooking the River Trent in Nottinghamshire. Handrails and balustrade have been precision-engineered in aluminium featuring a powder coated finish in one of Neaco’s standard[…]

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Hunter Douglas

Bespoke ceiling adds unique touch to university refurbishment

The University of Birmingham is one of the UK’s leading Russell Group universities, featuring in the top 15 of the University League Tables 2017. The leafy Edgbaston campus is undergoing a series of major building projects and Hunter Douglas, the international leader in architectural building products, played its role in the refurbishment of a lecture[…]

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Aggregate Industries

Tameside Council goes au naturel at Ashton Market

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has successfully completed delivery of over 4,000m2 of natural stone to Ashton Market Square in Tameside, Greater Manchester. Part of a masterplan to transform the historic square into a modern and vibrant place, Tameside Council were looking for a paving solution that would preserve the character[…]

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Pop Up Power

Pop Up Power Supplies® offer retractable service units which supply electricity, water and air to public spaces

Ranging from historic sites, town squares, universities, market places, parks and sports stadiums, Pop Up Power Supplies® offer a range of practical and effective retractable service units which provide a safe, secure and silent outdoor power source. Due to their retractable nature, the units can be used in a variety of places that require subtlety and[…]

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Accoya Celebrates a Decade of Durability

World-leading Modified Wood Stands the Test of Time The world’s first home to be clad in Accoya last year celebrated its 10th anniversary, coinciding with the publication of an influential trade report proving the wood’s resilience following 10 years’ uninterrupted exposure to natural weathering. Accoya’s ‘decade of durability’ was initially marked with a successful review[…]

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street furniture

Natural Elements Range from Marshalls

Marshalls is pleased to announce the latest edition to its Street Furniture portfolio. The Natural Elements range is a modular, coordinated range, inspired by biophilic design and elements from the natural environment. The range aims to introduce natural forms, patterns and materials into urban spaces, integrating planting areas within a modular seating system. Natural Elements[…]

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sustainable wall system

Mecanoo Architects use Trimo’s bespoke panel solution for HOME, Manchester City Centre

HOME, a £25m, multi-disciplinary art centre, was designed by Mecanoo Architects, based in the Netherlands. HOME is part of the development of the creative quarter in Manchester, and is the largest arts centre in the UK outside the capital city of London. It boasts a 500-seat theatre, five cinema screens, a gallery and studio space[…]

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Cycle Kerb Segregation System

Charcon’s Cycle Kerb Wins Top London Innovation Award

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has been crowned the winner of the Innovation of the Year – Materials category at the 2016 London Construction Awards, thanks to its Eco Countryside™ Cycle Kerb Segregation System. The judges were impressed by Charcon’s creativity and expertise in developing a bespoke hard landscaping solution that[…]

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Wallgate announces new Australasian distributor

Wallgate Limited, a market leading specialist in the design and manufacture of robust washrooms and sanitaryware solutions, has appointed Australia’s leading commercial tapware designer and supplier, Galvin Engineering, as its sole Australasian distributor.   The addition of the Wallgate brand provides Galvin with increased access into a number of Australasian markets including commercial, secure, and[…]

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timber decking

Low maintenance decking that stands the test of time

James Latham is seeing the popularity of its premium quality composite decking ProFi soar due to its outstanding performance properties which include minimum maintenance, superior stain resistance, extra high impact strength and a high friction surface. Germany by UPM – is perfectly suited to the hospitality sector, ensuring that despite high traffic and almost constant[…]

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timber cladding

High performance, long life timber cladding

Accoya®, the modified, highly durable and dimensionally stable certified timber cladding – is available from all eight of James Latham’s timber depots. Created from sustainably sourced wood and completely non-toxic, Accoya is a revolution in wood technology. And with TRADA approval for the 15mm profile when used as an external cladding product, it’s the perfect[…]

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Redland boosts tile manufacture with multimillion-pound investment

Redland – the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of pitched roof systems – has announced that it is to build a new manufacturing line for its plain-tile appearance product, DuoPlain, and large-format concrete tiles and slates. The multimillion-pound investment will help secure supply of these products into a UK market that is currently experiencing huge demand[…]

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Accoya® chosen as the ideal wood for an Orangery in Birmingham

Accoya was selected as the ideal wood for the custom fabricated windows and doors of this orangery, designed and crafted by Midland Conservatories. As a company, Midland Conservatories make a range of high end windows, doors, conservatories & orangeries. Increasingly, Midland Conservatories have found that they have been asked to use Accoya more throughout their[…]

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thermal break technology

Totally verifiable performance standards from Schöck

Ecobuild Stand B133 Innovative product developments, unrivalled performance certification and an exciting range of software support packages, all combine to strengthen Schöck’s continued position as the number one supplier of verifiable performance thermal break technology. This year, Schöck pushes the boundaries further with its new  generation of Schöck concrete-to-concrete Isokorb, offering unrivalled thermal performance for[…]

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Knauf Aquapanel

Early specification provides time savings with Knauf AQUAPANEL® Exterior

Early specification of Knauf AQUAPANEL® Exterior at the design stage of a 60-bed care home in Winnersh has provided both speed and cost savings for specialist care home developers Castleoak Group. By utilising the lightweight performance of the Knauf AQUAPANEL® Exterior panels, compared to brick and block construction, designers were able to reduce the size[…]

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