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LATEST BUILDING PRODUCT NEWS
John Newton has been chosen to design and install a waterproofing solution for an outbuilding at Hendall Manor Conference Centre in East Sussex.
GEZE UK has released a new illustrated product guide showcasing its range of glass fittings.
Space Air offers a range of Daikin products, including the Air Cooled, Water Cooled and Condenserless Chillers designed for commercial and industrial applications.
Heat Mat has a range of systems designed for preventing burst pipes during the colder weather conditions.
Tom Edmonds, sales manager Northern Europe at Autodesk, discusses Building Information Modelling and the rise of sustainability in architecture.
Casella has provided noise monitoring equipment at a Walter Forshaw Ltd demolition site in order to ensure the company was not disrupting neighbours unduly.
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.
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.