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LATEST BUILDING PRODUCT NEWS
Door-Stop has issued a Customer Service Charter with information on what installers who buy its products can expect and how to take action if things go wrong, outlining the company’s promise of a reliable and fast response to queries. Customers experiencing problems can visit the Door-Stop Customer Service Centre and log their issue at any time during the night or day, with a member of the team on hand to discuss solutions at the earliest possibility.
The winner of FAKRO’s fifth international architects design competition has been announced as Katarzyna Furgalinska and Michal Lisinski from Poland, after entries were tasked with designing a workspace of the future featuring three ways to use the company’s roof windows. Entitled ‘Workspace of the Future – New Space for New Visions,’ architects from over 20 countries including Australia, Iran, Greece, Ukraine, UK and Serbia created over 60 visionary loft projects.
The Tinytag Hand-held thermohygrometer (TH-2500) is a portable device for spot Reading Temperature and Relative Humidity from -20 to 50°C, and RH from 0 to 100% via a LCD display. With a reading capacity of 32,000 when used as a data logger, the unit monitors temperature and relative humidity and can be used in applications such as environmental monitoring, goods in storage monitoring and logistics monitoring.
Hush Panel 28 from Hush Acoustics has been designed as a sound reducing floor panel, suitable for use as a structural or an overlay floor board to achieve high level results in both refurbishment and new build projects when used as an insulation system for separating floors. Hush Panel 28 complies with Building Regulations Part E for England and Wales, can be laid over concrete, existing timber floors or directly over joists up to 450 mm, and comprises 18mm of High Density P5 moisture ...
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.
Integrity Software offer a variety of construction accounting software solutions to support companies in the management and organisation of subcontractors, sites and subdivisions and to help produce clear, easily accessible reports. The company’s software enables management teams to consolidate business information across all sites and create reports on contract costing for materials, plant and labour, job value, variation orders and health and safety.
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.
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.
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.
Secured by Design is a UK Police initiative supporting the principles of ‘designing out’ crime and raising security standards. Gleeson Homes are the first developer to sign up for Secured by Design’s new National House Type Approval Award scheme. This means that all of their 29 different house types have been assessed and amendments made to the design where necessary, to ensure that each one can comply with Part Two of SBD New Homes 2014.
Video of the Week
This new video provides a step-by-step video providing valuable advice and guidance for pre-commissioning central heating systems and servicing existing systems. The Fernox ‘How to Powerflush a Central Heating System’ is designed to provide installers with the latest and best practice approach to powerflushing, cleaning and protecting a central heating system. It can also help educate householders how cleaning heating system reduces fuel bills and improves energy efficiency.
With the volume of worldwide construction outputs forecast to grow by more than 70% to $15 trillion by 2025, Andrew Burgess, chief scientist at AkzoNobel, gives an overview of some of the key trends that are shaping the industry.
A Changing Places accessible toilet has been supplied by Clos-o-Mat for installation at a new, eco-friendly centre at Kirroughtree in Scotland, specified in order to address the requirements outlined in a Commission’s equality analysis which highlighted the need for more toilet accommodation for disabled people. The Changing Places toilet features additional equipment including a hoist, adult-sized height adjustable changing bench and can accommodate at least one carer.