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Alumasc Facades

Step-by-step video guide to installing Alumasc Silicone Render videoweblink

Alumasc Facades

Watch the step-by-step video guide to installing Alumasc Silicone Render which is used as a finish to Alumasc Facade Systems various External Wall Insulation (EWI) Systems. This product is available in a wide variation of colours. Links for further information or to request a free colour chart. EWI is the most effective way of insulating a building and can be installed as part of ECO funded or The Green Deal schemes.

Steel Window Association

New SWA website optimises new business and information for members

Steel Window Association

Members, architects and homeowners will all benefit from the new website developed by the Steel Window Association, the sole voice of the steel window industry. The information rich, optimised website offers product-led information including great case studies, photos, online visibility channels, videos and member contact details. The site is regularly updated with news articles & reports. There is also a members’ only area with complete technical information.


Join Vectorworks as a sponsor for CIAT major autumn events downloadweblink

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)

CIAT confirm that Vectorworks are sponsoring the CIAT AGM and President’s Dinner Dance in November. There are more sponsorshipopportunities for these events which are a unique opportunity to to promote your company, product or service and network with over 250 building professionals including specialists in Architectural Technology who are principal specifiers of products and services. 


Micronics complete metering solutions for consultants and contractors download


Micronics now offers complete metering solutions for building services engineers including a comprehensive range of traditional in-line meters to complement its established clamp-on range. Micronics clamp-on products have been specified on significant projects including BAA T5 and the ExCeL London exhibition and conference centre. Engineers increasingly recognised the associated performance and cost benefits for critical and larger pipe applications.

Virgin Strive Challenge

Causeway partnership with the Virgin STRIVE Challenge downloadweblink

Causeway Technologies

Causeway is the sponsor and Live Tracking Partner for the Virgin STRIVE Challenge, a mass participation, ultra-endurance event to raise money for Big Change. Causeway as Live Tracking Partner for the event will enable friends, family and other supporters to track the progress of participants of the event taking place between 7th August and 6th September 2014

Construction companies should plan projects around unforseen bad weather conditions

Construction firms must manage risks due to bad weather conditions download


Wes Simmons of EQUE2 has advised construction companies to closely examine how to manage the risks associated with bad weather conditions before winter arrives, to ensure that projects run smoothly and remain profitable. Heavy snowfall during the 2010/11 winter period in Germany saw construction output in Germany decline by 24%, whilst in France, heavy rainfall in February 2012 forced many sites to close, severely impacting the country’s economic recovery from recession.

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.

Baldwin Boxall

Baldwin Boxall Advance disabled refuge unit in stainless steel downloadweblink

Baldwin Boxall

Baldwin Boxall has added a new outstation to its Omnicare EVC (Emergency Voice Communication) system. The new Advance disabled refuge remote unit has a stainless steel finish and includes the same features as the green version with raised, luminescent text, Braille and induction loop. OmniCare, the first system of its kind, includes all the company’s ‘CARE’ outstations on a single network, with one point of control.

ASSA ABLOY brands Tale and UNION have been specified by Fortis

Hardware and security systems from ASSA ABLOY specified by Fortis downloadweblink


ASSA ABLOY brands Yale and UNION have been chosen as a preferred supplier of branded security by The Fortis Group, an organisation made up of 19 independent builders merchants formed last year with the merging of CEMCO and Combine Buying Association. ASSA ABLOY will be working alongside Fortis to offer hardware and security systems, including UNION’s StrongBOLT range and the Eximo panic exit devices, which offer a safe escape solution for a variety of projects.

C-TEC at Firex

C-TEC life-safety electronic equipment includes ZFP touchscreen videoweblink

C-TECTue, 26 Aug 2014

Andrew Foster, MD of C-TEC, interviewed live on FIREX TV, talks about new life-safety electronic equipment including their futuristic 1-8 loop ZFP touchscreen controlled addressable fire panels and new ActiV smoke and heat detectors and extensive range of fire detection control panels. He also outlines why customers increasingly specify complete systems rather than just component parts, not least to ensure full compliance with the latest regulations.

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Why using plasterboard maximises advantages of steel frame construction download

Gypsum Products Development AssociationThu, 28 Aug 2014

Gypsum Products Development Association (GPDA) outlines why using modern drywall building systems can significantly enhance the time, cost and sustainability advantages associated with steel frame construction. Combined with the flexibility of modern gypsum-based plasterboard products and systems, this combination provides the optimum solution for all types of construction projects.

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Structura Kalwall

Long light walk via new hospital link bridge formed with Kalwall downloadweblink

Structura UK

This dramatic new link bridge provides safe and attractive walkway for staff and patients between the old Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the new main building. Designed by BDP architects with main contractors Balfour Beatty, the walkway is formed with Kalwall, pierced at intervals with clear glazed full height windows. This highly insulating cladding solution offers natural diffused daylight without shadows or glare. It also provides privacy and is robust enough to resist impact.

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