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LATEST BUILDING PRODUCT NEWS
Schueco Jansen is exhibiting at Architect@Work in 2014 to showcase its Janisol Arte Renovation Window, which won a gold medal for innovation at Batimat 2011.
Bauder’s Total Roof System and photovoltaic (PV) offering SOLfixx Plus, has been specified for a refurbishment project at the Tintern Abbey gift shop in Wales.
Heat Mat has a range of systems designed for preventing burst pipes during the colder weather conditions.
Greenwood Airvac has launched its first app to provide support for architects, specifiers and developers installing its products.
Casella has provided noise monitoring equipment at a Walter Forshaw Ltd demolition site in order to ensure the company was not disrupting neighbours unduly.
The new WiltonBio website offers full details about the S2 Safe Soil Tester that provides a reliable result in under 17 minutes. The location of the sample can also be mapped using an inbuilt GPS system. This offers developers, contractors, residents and other site users, a soil tester that can detect and identify toxic and carcinogenic contaminants found on brown-field sites and elsewhere.
Sealwise WCB (Waterproof Construction Board) is new eco-alternative to MDF, MFC, laminate boards and even plasterboard. Made in one piece, it has a foam core with a smooth, hard, PVC surface. The completely pore-free surface makes Sealwise an ideal material for cabinets and wall cladding materials in hospitals, surgeries, laboratories, washrooms and and schools. Watertight sealed joints mean no dirt and no germs.
Franke Washroom System (also known as Franke Sissons) launch a comprehensive range of new grab rail and Doc M product packs, available in blue or white epoxy coated aluminium and stainless steel. The range includes backrests, drop down hand rails, a range of grab bars, and lift-up shower seats. Ordering is simple for customers specifying for ambulant, bariatric or post-surgical requirements.
Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) has installed Kidde Fyrnetics TenYCO range of CO alarms, the first battery carbon monoxide alarms with a 10-year guarantee covering both alarm and sealed-in lithium battery. GHA have 26,500 properties, each fitted with at least one CO alarm, and the TenYCO self-contained CO alarm offers reduced whole life and maintenance costs. Watch the useful Kidde Fyrnetics video on carbon monoxide risks and easy alarm installation.
Abloy UK has supplied 45 L1S Smartair wireless systems to Loreto Sixth Form College in Manchester as part of a wider security solution.
Video of the Week
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics in Cheshire needed surfacing to withstand wear from foot traffic, quad bikes and vans for the pathways to the new Discovery Centre completed in 2011. Landscape architects Grant Associates chose RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing as the permeable surfacing to the pathways.
Buildingtalk reports on reaction in the UK to Chancellor, George Osbourne’s Autumn Statement. This includes comments on the power of infrastructure to drive long-term economic growth, a welcome to loans to unblock housing development schemes, and concerns about tax break for shale drillers and roll-back on green initiatives. He upgraded UK economic growth for next year from 1.8% to 2.4% which will have a big impact on construction industry growth.
Two Euroheat Energy Cabins - biomass heating in a pre-fabricated box - installed at Coddington Court, a large Buddhist retreat in Ledbury, Herefordshire, provide sustainable cost-efficient heating and hot water, plus offer returns of over £1m under the RHI scheme. The eco-friendly, space saving instant boiler house arrive on site, ready to plumb-in, wire-up and go, saving time and costs.