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Sika-Trocal CPD on Effective Design of Single Ply Roofing Systems

New CPD on ‘Effective Design of Single Ply Roofing Systems' download

Sika-Trocal

Flat roofing experts at Sika-Trocal launch a new CPD (Continuing Professional Development) seminar for architects and specifiers on ‘Effective Design of Single Ply Roofing Systems’. There are a number of different methods that can be used to restrain Single Ply Membranes against wind uplift forces, along with other design considerations, all covered by the new RIBA approved CPD.

Cool-lite Xtreme from SCC

Cool-lite Xtreme 50/22 II from SCC offers Europe’s highest solar selectivity download

Saint-Gobain Glass UK

Saint-Gobain Glass launch Cool-lite Xtreme 50/22 II solar control glass offers Europe’s highest solar selectivity for a to be toughened triple silver product, combining 50% light transmission with a Solar Factor of only 0.22, blocking 78% of solar heat. Together with a thermal insulation of 1.0W/m2k the SGG Cool-lite Xtreme 50/22 II is the top performing double silver coated product available.

Wilo

5 year warranty on ERP compliant small circulators

Wilo

The Wilo-Yonos PICO has already won over large numbers of converts that have either switched to them for individual replacement pump projects or have specified the Wilo option for large scale pre-emptive pump replacement programmes. The pumps have a comprehensive 5 year warranty and are a popular choice with the Housing Associations, contractors and installers.

Fernox Installers Club

Fernox Installer’s Club re-launched with new features downloadweblink

Fernox

Now password protected, the new Fernox Installer’s Club website can be viewed on iPhones and Android devices. Members can create a personalised account, submit questions to the company’s on-line help centre facility plus view a complete list of Fernox stockists. New members also receive a free TF1 range demo jar - a useful tool for increasing sales, as it demonstrates to customers the benefits of the Fernox TF1 filter. All installers registering are entered into a free monthly prize draw.

Integrity Software examines the impact Help to Buy has had on the housing market

Help to Buy has positive effect on market despite disappointing figures download

Integrity Software Systems

Integrity Software examines the recent figures released from the government surrounding the Help to Buy Scheme, as well as providing advice on how construction accounting software can help to capitalise on the outcomes of the scheme. The figures relate that only 4% of house sales from the launch of the scheme to May 2014 were assisted by Help to Buy, just 5% of the mortgages were taken out in London, 80% of loans were given to first time buyers; and nearly half of completions under ...

Planning in advance and monitoring costs can ensure that projects run smoothly

Five steps to ensuring variations don’t drain profitability of projects download

Eque2

Wes Simmons of EQUE2 has advised construction companies on the five key steps of ensuring that variations don’t drain the profitability out of a project, with planning in advance, checking figures and monitoring sub-contractor behaviour noted as the key factors to success. Preparing for such delays as bad weather conditions, unexpected on-site discoveries and disputes can ensure that all potential problems have been thoroughly thought through before work even gets underway.

Saint-Gobain PAM

Saint-Gobain PAM UK launches new range of cast iron shower drain kits downloadweblink

Saint-Gobain PAM UK

Adding to its range of VortX drainage products, Saint-Gobain PAM UK launch a range of complete cast iron shower drain kits. Supplied boxed, each kit features a VortX shower drain body, bottle trap and stainless steel grating, which is available in a standard finish, or can be polished to order.

Scaracen Interiors

Top AIS Award for Saracen Interiors refurbishment of Royalty House in Watford download

Saracen Interiors

Saracen Interiors wins an AIS (Association of Interior Specialists) gold award for its refurbishment of Royalty House, the old Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust  building in Watford that completed last year on behalf of Aspect Property Group. The high quality of the interior fit increased the value of the space at Royalty House and the efficiency of the building with a reduction in energy costs of up to 50 per cent.

ZFP touchscreen controlled fire alarm panel now available in single loop

Single loop touchscreen controlled fire alarm panel launched from C-TEC download

C-TEC

C-TEC’s ZFP touchscreen controlled addressable fire alarm panel is now available as a single loop version, featuring  the same touchscreen interface, 64 node peer-to-peer network capability and ‘DeviceManager’ functions as the 2 to 8 loop panels. ZFP can be configured to suit any application and can be easily extended using the wide range of programmable indicator and switch modules, including ‘A-Bus,’ PCBs and touch screen compact controllers.

BM TRADA provided demonstrations at Firex International on passive fire protection

Passive fire protection seminars examine installer responsibilities downloadweblink

BM TRADA

BM TRADA presented a number of educational seminars and practical demonstrations at Firex International 2014, surrounding the benefits of using effective passive fire protection systems, in addition to information on testing, classification and the correct specification and installation of doors. The free half day seminar, ‘Fire Protection Measures – Understanding Your Responsibilities,’ was delivered to visitors, explaining the duties of the Responsible Person under the Regulatory ...

Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year Grand Final is heating up videodownload

Johnstone'sTue, 29 Jul 2014

The 10th regional heats of the Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year competition has come to a close, with the winner from each area going on to compete in the grand final at the National Painting and Decorating Show 2014 on 18th and 19th November at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. Last year’s winner Jamie Oliver and runner up Sam Clorley will be up against each other in the final round, and the winner will receive prizes worth up to £2,000, which includes VIP tickets to the Johnstone’s Paint ...

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Can green buildings command a premium in order to meet carbon emission targets?

Can green buildings command a premium in order to meet carbon emission targets? weblink

ABC+D MagazineMon, 28 Jul 2014

Legislative demands are driving the need for buildings in the UK to meet carbon emissions targets over the coming decades but there isn’t yet a clear answer on whether green buildings can command a premium, reveals new research from Bidwells. ’Is There A Green Premium?’ which has just been published – and previewed at the recent Retrofit Conference held at Queens’ College, Cambridge – sets the scene in terms of the huge challenge retrofit will pose over the coming years. The report ...

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Tremco's Rapid Cure Roofing System and hybrid waterproofing system specified for use

Rapid Cure Roofing and hybrid waterproofing systems fitted at academy download

Tremco illbruck

Tremco illbruck’s CR360 Repoma Roofing System has been installed at Aston University’s new engineering academy alongside Compriband Interspan FS110 mechanical movement joints, working to form the interface between the approach ramp and the lobby. The Tremco CR360 hybrid waterproofing system was specifed, suitable for renovating most types of existing roof make up, whilst the Rapid Cure Roofing System offers a fast curing treatment which dries in 30 minutes and can be trafficked after ...

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