The latest Buildingtalk Newsletter included details of a cool evening spent in the sub-zero Ice Bar in central London at the launch of the latest floor drain catalogue from Harmer. Amazing ice sculptures, cocktails and lovely new drains.
Last week we had the latest EU deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions looked good. But the devil is in the detail and Knauf Insulation argue in our Hot Topics that watered down energy efficiency targets for 2030 have, at a stroke, lost 16 years worth of action and perhaps signal the end of our sustainability ambitions. What do you think?
New products this week on Buildingtalk included lifesaving CO gas detectors; a biomass boiler with 20 year guarantees to match RHI investments; a versatile petrol driven disc cutter; and wireless security that can be installed in under two minutes.
Do take a look at an amazing time-lapse video of the 3D printed Wikihouse being built for the London Design Festival – the worlds first DIY low energy house built for under £50K. I want one and have a little bit of land in France where it would be perfect.
And finally, is the news that China plans to invest over £100billion in UK infrastructure just a glimpse of the scale of opportunities in world markets post-EU exit?
For the sixth year in a row, ASSA ABLOY won the Golden Protector 2018, a German award which recognises the very best in access control.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Security and Fire Protection
Nottinghamshire’s Nova Trade Frames, an authorised REHAU partner, is now offering customers nationwide an authentic heritage-style PVC-U window.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glass Projects, Glazing, Innovations & New Products, Windows
Gatic, the global leader in access covers and civil drainage systems, has installed Slotdrain CastSlot Treadsafe, its high capacity surface water drainage at Hamilton Business Park in Southampton.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Drainage, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Posts, Steel and Structural Frames
Kent-based Kestrel Mechanical Services has recently carried out a complete refit of hot water heating systems at a well-known care home in the South East of England, using Rinnai.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Case Studies, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation