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Rapid Cure Roofing System

Waterproof roofing system specified to combat North Western downpours

Tremco illbruck

Tremco’s Rapid Cure Roofing System was recently specified to waterproof a high school in Stockport.

DuPont Tyvek Supro

Roofing membranes pass new wind resistance tests

DuPont Tyvek

DuPont Tyvek roofing membranes have been tested and certified to the new BS5534 guideline for resistance to wind uplift in pitched roofs.

RIBA CPD: Concrete Repair & Protection to BS EN 1504

Ronacrete RIBA CPD: Concrete Repair & Protection to BS EN 1504


Ronacrete’s latest CPD approved by RIBA, Concrete Repair and Protection to BS EN 1504 will be presented at the RIBA roadshow and can be booked online.

Fast Flow Gas Services protect boilers with Fernox

Fast Flow Gas Services protect boilers with Fernox


In a recent boiler installation in Drayton, Fernox products were used to ensure that the central heating system was cleaned and continues to work efficiently.

Novus Property Solutions' team applying Passivhaus principles to the project

Passivhaus principles used to enhance a new home's energy efficiency

Novus Property Solutions

Novus has applied Passivhaus design principles to its latest project with the aim of maximising a new build’s energy efficiency.

Geberit  sanitary systems training

Geberit sanitary systems training + complimentary framing system


Installers on the free sanitary systems training day are given a Geberit Duofix framing system and flush plate to take away to practice their skills on.


Manufacturing With BIM The Cubicle Centre Story

New documentary shows how BIM can improve productivity video

Cubicle Centre

“Manufacturing With BIM: The Cubicle Centre Story” demonstrates how BIM has helped The Cubicle Centre develop its design-to-manufacture process.

Saint Gobain Glass UK's Glass Compass app

New apps improve the purchase and specification of glass products

Saint-Gobain Glass UK

Saint-Gobain Glass has developed its apps to make it easier for customers to specify and purchase its glass products.

Online U-value calculator

Online U-value calculator launched by Kingspan Insulation

Kingspan Insulation

Kingspan Insulation has created an online tool that provides installers with U-value calculations and insulation solutions.

Novus Thistle hotel contract

Novus wins refurbishment contract for Thistle hotel in Aberdeen

Novus Property Solutions

Maintenance and refurbishment specialist completely renew 26 bedrooms and bathrooms at the Thistle Aberdeen Altens hotel.

Changing Places toilet

Changing Places toilets fitted in Manchester Airport


Manchester Airport has recently benefited from the installation of three Changing Places toilets, which have been designed for people who need carers.

New kitchens website from Jewson

New kitchens website launched by Jewson


Jewson has re-designed its kitchens website to be compatible with tablets and smart phones.

New tram station featuring smoke ventilation solutions from SE Controls

Smoke ventilation solutions specified for tram stations in Dubai

SE Controls

SE Controls has recently contributed to the installation of smoke ventilation systems at every station of Dubai’s new tram network.

University of Aberdeen

Access control system specified for university accommodation


Some of the University of Aberdeen’s accommodation blocks were recently fitted with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio access control system.

Infra-red beam smoke detectors installed in Illumino Ignis' factory

Infra-red beam smoke detectors designed for large interior spaces

Fire Fighting Enterprises

FFE’s Fireray 5000 infra-red beam smoke detectors have been specified to protect a warehouse in Peterborough.

British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers’ Association (BRUFMA)

Why was building energy efficiency missing from Budget 2015?

Wed, 25 Mar 2015

BRUFMA asks why the latest Budget failed to mention climate change or encourage action on energy efficiency in our homes and buildings?

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Youth unemployment & bridging construction industry skills gap

ToolstationWed, 25 Mar 2015

Youthbuild UK address the issues of youth unemployment and construction industry skills gap at a recent Building Pathways event

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Pilkington video series on float glass production video

Pilkington United Kingdom LimitedMon, 23 Mar 2015

Andy Hiller, raw material and melting manager at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, talks us through the first stage in the process – the furnace.

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CABO Soft Close Shower Door System

Soft-brake system for sliding shower doors

ABC+D MagazineWed, 25 Mar 2015

ABC+D Magazine takes a look at C.R. Laurence’s new CABO Soft Close Shower Door System.

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Johnstone’s Trade

Colour character maintained for social housing refurbishment


Mackay Decorators and Johnstone’s Trade colour specification for a Perth social housing refurbishment helped maintain the character of the 1930’s properties.

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