• 18 August 2014

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15 August 2014

National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) Annual Awards – open for entries

NHIC Annual Awards  Sponsors and Categories Bathroom Manufacturers Association – Home Improvement Journalist of the Year – To enter this category there will be a separate entry form added to the website soon. British Gas – Energy Efficiency in Local Communities Glass & Glazing Federation – Best Home Improvement Glazing Project National Federation of Roofing Contractors – Excellence in Roofing QANW –[…]

  • 15 August 2014

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  • 15 August 2014

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15 August 2014

Off-site construction techniques can be used to meet demand for new schools

Based on current population projections, in just six years the UK will see an increase of 700,000 primary school pupils being forced into an already overstretched state education system. Despite this concern being high on the political agenda, the fact remains few local authorities are in a financial position to rebuild their existing school stock[…]

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15 August 2014

BS 7346 Part 8 standard for smoke ventilation systems is a crucial life saving requirement

However, while Building Regulations Approved Document B, The Machinery Directive and The Construction Product Regulations, via the various parts of EN 12101, provide a relatively tight regulatory framework, until the BS 7346-8 Code of Practice, no single document existed that provided guidance for the industry from initial design, through installation to maintenance.   The over arching[…]

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  • 15 August 2014

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15 August 2014

Wall coatings and impact protection systems help prevent infection in healthcare facilities

Durability is an important consideration, particularly in high traffic areas as cracks, dents and tears, particularly in wall finishes and doors, can harbour dirt and bacteria and may also lead to increased maintenance and cleaning costs.  Additionally, healthcare facilities, by their very nature, must provide for people with a wide range of ambulatory and usage skills,[…]

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  • 14 August 2014

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  • 14 August 2014

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