35426_howardatbau.jpg

Battersea vision, Passivhaus products, eco-timber and construction robots

  • 21 Jul 2015

  • Share

BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk

Follow Buildingtalk on Twitter and subscribe the Buildingtalk newsletter

Whats new in building – read the latest Buildingtalk Newsletter

Battersea vision on the South Bank

Battersea vision

I live close to the iconic Battersea Power Station which is at the heart of the most important regeneration project in the UK over the next 20 years. Up to 3km of the riverside is being opened up to the public, creating a brand new stretch of Londons South Bank.More than andpound;1billion is being spent on new infrastructure including two new Tube stations. I visited the project last week take a look at the some of the amazing images including designs by Kieran Timberlake andamp; Frank Geary.

Why Scrap Zero carbon?

Eco-timber

The construction sector has scored highest in a report by the WWF into how companies in the UK sustainably source timber – and congratulations to Carillionandamp; Macewho were best in class..

Construction robots

Contractor Skanska has won a government grant to develop construction robots.

Why scrap zero carbon?

200+ businesses are urging Chancellor to reconsider scrapping zero carbon do join Buildingtalk in backing this UKGBCcampaign Retweet Here!

Passivhaus products

  • Fakro triple-glazed roof windows provide insulation for Passivhaus self-build project
  • Heat Mat underfloor heating mats that help buildings meet Passivhaus standards

Wrightstyle on how bomb blast safety has changed

More industry stories

  • Icopal offers simple, a cost-effective alternative to flat roof replacements even on major refurbishment projects
  • Everedge bespoke steel planters that offer landscaping design solutions
  • New Vortice heat recovery units that are ideal for large family homes
  • Wrightstyle on bomb blast safety has changed as glazing system withstand pressure impact of a lorry bomb
  • Knowledge Centre Arhus uses Reynaers curtain wall system

Are runways above city streets the future of Airports?

Latest from Twitter

Free-climber, Esty Ilabaca, in Liverpool

And finally.

Free-climber, Esty Ilabaca, 20, hangs on by his fingertips as he scales Liverpools Unity Building with no safety equipment. He captured incredible photographs with a friend as they scaled the outside of the 282-ft skyscraper while the city slept one Sunday morning. Wow!

SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO BUILDINGTALK

READ MORE BLOGS

COMMENTS

Leave a Reply

More articles

Durapipe

Durapipe's Vulcathene reaching new heights

Continuing to drive innovation in laboratory drainage solutions, Vulcathene Chemical Drainage (from Durapipe) has launched a new Adjustable Anti-Siphon Trap.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Drainage, Drainage Services, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Innovations & New Products, Pipes, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing, Posts, Waste Management & Recycling

  • Share
Collage_Fotor_Fotor

Futurebuild announces plans to host Innovation Zone

Futurebuild has been announced as an Official UK Government Innovation Partner as it announces its plans to host Innovation Zone at the 2019 event.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Exhibitions and Conferences, news

  • Share
Safeguard Europe

Safeguard research shows homes at risk despite damp treatment

Research from Safeguard Europe has suggested that homes nationwide could be at risk from rising damp, despite being equipped with chemical damp-proof courses (DPCs).

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Damp & Waterproofing, Posts, Research & Materials Testing

  • Share
Aspex

Aspex launches new flush skirting system

Aspex, amongst the UK’s leaders in architectural ironmongery and doorsets, has strengthened its Novista system with a new flush skirting system.

Posted in Aluminium Products, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Doors, Exhibitions and Conferences, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation

  • Share