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Steadmans, UK manufacturer of building materials for the agricultural and steel building sectors, has invested £500k in a new slitting line for cutting narrow coils from main coils. It is the only one of its kind in the UK and can split pre-painted coil both width and length wise, as well as re-coil sheets. The new machine can also make flat sheets and split and rewind heavier metals, such as zinc.
Jewson annual sustainability review outlines key achievements, including: carbon emissions reduced by over 1 tonne per million pound turnover; over 93% of timber certified, 59% of waste recycled; and reduced water consumption by 31%, resulting in a 67,000 m3 saving. Jewson will meet its 2020 target of a 20% reduction on its 2012 figure, seven years ahead of time.
Space Air reviews the recent increase in the AIA (Annual Investment Allowance), a tax-relief incentive designed to encourage businesses to invest in mainly plant or machinery. AIA is, in effect, an Enhanced Capital Allowance that works in the same way as the Energy Technologies List (ETL). Space Air offers an overview of what AIA is about, why it is ideal for offsetting cost of R-22 replacement, what are the benefits, who qualifies, and how to claim.
Following the long awaited launch of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Space Air Solutions offers an overview of Domestic RHI, including details of what Domestic RHI is; who it is for; how it will benefit customers; and which householders of a single domestic property in Great Britain are eligible - plus useful links for more information.
COINS is the first UK construction software company to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. The prestigious award recognises the substantial growth in overseas earnings and commercial success in the construction sector. COINS strong UK customer base includes 3 out of 5 of the top construction companies and the top 3 home builders - all using COINS solutions that draws on over 4,000 person years of construction industry experience.
Reynaers has launched its latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) library for architects, construction and fabrication professionals, comprising a collection of the company’s systems such as windows, doors, sliding doors and sliding and folding doors. Some 130 BIM models are available on the system, alongside product data, operation details, maintenance information, guarantee data and web links in a downloadable digital format.
Inta has relaunched its WRAS approved isolating ball valves with an expanded range and new look logo, designed to offer greater flexibility for plumbers and installers when carrying out servicing and maintenance. The company’s compression and female ball valves come with a two year guarantee and feature anti-blow out stems and double Viton seals to enable an easy installation in hard to reach areas.
Clos-o-Mat’s website provides three dimensional views of the toilet, bathroom and washroom products on offer, enabling specifiers to view the company’s range of height adjustable changing tables, wash basins, shower seats and wash and dry toilet. The Changing Places washroom is showcased on the site to enable people to get a better understanding of how accessible it is and how it differs from a conventional toilet.
The Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) has launched its new Fire Door Education Programme in a joint project with BRE, designed for professionals involved in the inspection, installation and repair of fire doors in residential and public properties. The one day courses are made up of four modules covering fire door inspection, the installation and maintenance of timber fire doors, steel hinged fire door and fire shutters.
Cordia is launching its English language website and online catalogue in order to expand its range of fire safety solutions into the British and international market, with a variety of 300 product lines currently on offer in the UK. The brochure includes information on the company’s fire alarms, fire extinguisher servicing equipment, fire flame generators and gas and extinguishing systems, in addition to advice on its after-sales service and training.
Video of the Week
Alutec are currently the only aluminium rainwater system manufacturer to offer a comprehensive range of BIM components. The files are now available to download, enabling specifiers to design a complete rainwater or eaves system with just a few clicks of the button. Watch the latest Alutec video that explains BIM 3D modelling of a building enables all those involved in the construction process to work from the same coordinated, highly detailed and ...
Choosing a door entry system is no longer simply a matter of opting for a lock and key. Technology has advanced to the extent that security solutions, which were unimaginable only a generation ago, are now commonly available and increasingly affordable. Martin Smith, product manager at IronmongeryDirect, takes a look at modern alternatives to traditional locks.
Challenging project demonstrates how the experience of Brett Landscaping & Building Products in permeable pavements played a vital role in ensuring the viability of a high density housing development on a site with difficult drainage and ground conditions. Brett Landscaping worked closely with contractors to enable the laying of Brett Omega Flow permeable block paving, after the implementation of an ingenious engineering strategy at the site.