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 andpound;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 andpound;100billion in UK infrastructure just a glimpse of the scale of opportunities in world markets post-EU exit?
In this article from FEIN, Jasper, a young self-employed joiner, discusses his work, his views on buying tools and his thoughts of FEIN’s newly launched value pack range, focusing on the Best of Flooring set.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Hand Tools, Innovations & New Products, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Posts, Power Tools, Research & Materials Testing
Dulux Trade celebrates success after winning big at the 30th annual Painting and Decorating Association awards last week, taking home a grand total of four accolades.Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Interiors, Paints, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation
Derrick McFarland, MD at Keystone Lintels, discusses the importance of quality testing and third party certification when specifying structural products.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Systems, Canopies, Entrances & Column Casings, Doors, Facades, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Retrofit & Renovation, Steel and Structural Frames, Walls
This article from Contour Heating looks at how school attendance can be improved by reducing the spread of illness, through LST Radiators.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Posts, Research & Materials Testing