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25 February 2015

Wood finishes manufacturer celebrates 25th anniversary

Osmo UK is celebrating 25 years of creating eco-friendly wood finishes Steve Grimwood, Osmo UK’s Managing Director, founded the company in 1990 when he began stocking wood finishes in his garage. Osmo UK began trading from a small warehouse in 1997; within 8 years, its warehouse space had trebled in size. Now, Osmo UK dispatches[…]

  • 25 February 2015

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25 February 2015

Membrane for ventilated facade systems used in laboratory build

The new building has been designed to house the Insubria’s Science and Technology Department’s research laboratories, which are used by staff and students The new chemical-environmental laboratories have been built for the University of Insubria’s Department of Science and High Technology. A 3,000 square metre building has been constructed to accommodate the 25-30 scientific research[…]

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25 February 2015

Retaining wall systems produced by AandG and Maccaferri

Acheson andamp; Glover and Maccaferri have worked together to produce retaining wall systems for the UK and Ireland Acheson andamp; Glover’s role in the agreement is to manufacture the masonry products that will be used to create the walls. These products include Anchor Vertica, Anchor Diamond and Anchor Landmark. Maccaferri will then supply its own[…]

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24 February 2015

Re-decoration makeover for Milton Keynes charity

MK Snap hopes that the re-decoration makeover from Johnstone’s will improve its facility for its learners MK Snap was announced as the winner of the campaign. The charity, which is based in Milton Keynes, aims to give people with learning difficulties the opportunity to develop their life skills and education. It also prepares them for[…]

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24 February 2015

Aluminium rainwater specification & BIM experts at Ecobuild

Alutec on stand S2110 at Ecobuild 03-05 March 2015 – Excel, London Alutec experts will offer visitors technical help and practical advice on general or project specific questions including details from case studies from across public and private sectors. Architects and specifiers can also further their professional development by attending its RIBA accredited CPD seminar.[…]

  • 24 February 2015

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23 February 2015

Rising damp discussed in CPD seminars

Safeguard has designed its CPD seminar to educate building professionals on the causes and treatment of rising damp The seminar, which has been RIBA approved, provides a briefing on what causes rising damp and presents delegates with a range of solutions that are available to treat it. Rising damp occurs when water ascends through the[…]

  • 23 February 2015

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20 February 2015

Crown Contract Paint range available at Toolstation

Crown Paints’ Contract Paints range is currently only available in Toolstation’s stores. Products from the range can also be ordered on the company’s website The range can be found in any Toolstation store, as well as on Toolstation’s website. Toolstation’s customers will have a choice from eleven products. One example is Crown Paints’ High Gloss[…]

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20 February 2015

Masonry paint for use in adverse weather

Sandtex Trade’s new masonry paint has been designed to allow specifiers to decorate in all weather conditions The paint allows decorators to begin working on outdoor developments before the UK’s traditional exterior painting season begins. To ensure that it is protected against winter’s harsh weather conditions, Sandex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint is manufactured[…]

  • 20 February 2015

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20 February 2015

Sustainability report reveals economic progress

Within its latest sustainability report, Knauf Insulation reveals how its recent ventures and products have helped the environment In the report, it is announced that Knauf Insulation has reduced its energy usage by 14%. The report also reveals that the company has cut its CO2 emissions by 12% and achieved zero waste to landfill for[…]

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19 February 2015

New guidance for the specification of non-fragile rooflights

NARM’s new guidance document has been produced to reduce specification errors for non-fragile rooflights Walk-on rooflights are high specification glass structures designed to floor loadings. They are unsuitable for most rooflighting applications. Specifiers often refer to walk-on specification, which demonstrates their confusion; their requirement is actually for a non-fragile rooflight. The National Association of Rooflight[…]

  • 19 February 2015

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