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The Build Show has reported a growth in project completions

Project completions on the up due to increase in consumer demand downloadweblink

The Build Show

The Build Show has warned that more needs to be done to tackle challenges to future growth, as figures released by Barratt, Bovis, Taylor Wimpey and Galliford Try reveal a steady upward trend in project completions, driven by a significant increase in consumer demand. Sales prices have risen, with the average increase ranging from between nine and 15% compared to 2013 figures, whilst Galliford Try has reported several multi-million pound project wins across the education and infrastructure ...

D R Services manufacturers bespoke internal glazed walls

Internal glazed walls provide stylish and robust solution for buildings downloadweblink

D R Services (London) Ltd

D R Services provides bespoke internal glazed walls incorporating multiple doors and features, such as signage, lighting, shower heads and textured interlays for application in hotels, spas, restaurants, corporate headquarters and residential properties. The company created a fully glazed wall to run alongside a swimming pool within a property for one recent contract, comprising of a series of outward opening glass doors and visually matched minimalist hardware and hinges.

Novus' Warrington office is performing well in the maintenance sector

Maintenance contracts for Novus with Royal Mail and Anchor Housing download

Novus Property Solutions

Novus’ Warrington office is performing well in the property maintenance sector, with the base’s ongoing partnership with Anchor Housing involving reactive, void and minor refurbishment work across 150 residential and care homes and about 6000 dwellings in locations all over the UK. The team provide planned maintenance for Transport for Greater Manchester, with the contractor working on 22 stations, 12,358 bus stops and 790 shelters in the city, whilst the firm’s contract with Royal ...

Building Bulletin 93 Section 1 deals with sounds acoustics in schools

Building Bulletin 93 section 1 outlines latest standards for acoustics download

Gilberts (Blackpool)

Building Bulletin 93 section 1 is a new document incorporating the BB93 principles, clarifying specific issues and updating the already known problems within the industry, according to natural ventilation manufacturers, Gilberts of Blackpool. The objective of the performance standards is to ensure that the design and construction of school buildings provide sound acoustic conditions in learning environments, with changes outlined in the document clarifying the requirements and limits ...

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


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’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 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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