Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes Whilst floods in Somerset and elsewhere dominate the news, Local Authorities are still saying yes to new housing on high risk flood plains, ignoring Environment Agency advice. You can follow this link on Twitter if you want to comment. Last week I was a guest of the Chartered Institute[…]
The Stafordshire based firm decided to bring all of its operations under one brand name and increase the range of services on offer to make the organisations ethos more clear to customers.
The company’s Polyfoam ECO Roofboard Extra has also met all of the requirements set out by the BBA under the European Technical Approval Guideline ETAG031, designed to provide a long lasting solution when combined with the Polyfoam Slimline membrane system.
European Building Construction Illustrated By Francis DK Ching & Mark Mulville, Published by Wiley, January 2014, £34.99 Paperback, ISBN: 9781119953173 For nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new European edition provides an overview of the mainstream construction methods used in Europe.[…]
The property consists of over 9,000 sq ft of modern office space over three floors and features a roof terrace with views of Cambridge University’s Botanic Gardens.
The mortar chapter explores recommended strengths and specification of movement joints, in addition to construction methodologies with illustrated diagrams showing correct and incorrect application methods and technical guidance. Freestanding and retaining walls are covered, with advice on which bricks to select for erecting stacks, such as frost resistant F2 and S2 or engineering bricks, and[…]
Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes Balfour Beatty offer advice on how to make the most of a year now promising growth and opportunity. The exhibition season kicks off next month with Build It LIVE: UK offering products, seminars and advice on building or renovating individual homes. Ken Livingstone and Kevin McCloud will be speaking at[…]
Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes UK house sales are at their highest for 6 years, according to RICs, and new house building also booming, with Bovis Homes reporting a 77% growth, and Barratt house sales and profits are up. However, some politicians say hoarding’ via land banks is holding back building. But major house builders[…]
The Cut the Vat Coalition is made up of over 60 charities, trade associations and business groups, all campaigning for reduction in VAT to reduce the cost of living, improve the economy and enable homeowners to make their homes more energy efficient.
Cross Laminated Timber was used to deliver a solid structure and energy efficient building, whilst 100% of wood products supplied were legal and sustainable,’ attaining 96.3% PEFC certified timber by volume.