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Focus on interior design, bricklayers, insulation and climbing buildings

  • 5 May 2015

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I am looking forward to the Vision London exhibition at Olympia 2-3 June. 100 key figures from the architectural and wider construction community will be speaking at this major free to attend event. Here is a link for more information and to register now.

A brief history of interior design trends over the past 50 years

Buildingtalk includes a focus on insulation including:

  • Details from the new NIA code of practice for those working in commercial insulation
  • A project demonstrating energy efficiency gains from external wall insulation
  • Details about acoustically sound movable walls andamp; partitions and flooring

Soldiers to Brickies- Persimmons program

We also look at

  • Soldiers to Brickies – Persimmons program to train and recruit ex-military personnel as bricklayers to combat the dire shortage –
  • A brief history on interior design over the past 50 years

New products

  • Doorset from Aspex UK that are designed todisappear within the wall construction
  • Safety gloves from Traffiglove that provide cut protection for building workers
  • Screwless shower enclosure from Kohler MIra
  • Faster installation of underfloor heating systems with StickyMat

Alain Robert, the real-life French spiderman

Video of the week

Link to 3 spectacular videos of Alain Robert, the real-life French spiderman, free-climbing some of the worlds tallest buildings sometimes without ropes or safety harness just raw courage!

Top project stories

  • Silva Timbers Western Red Cedar timber cladding used in boutique wet room
  • Derbigum Olivine, Alumascs ecological roofing solution specified for school in Harrow
  • Johnstones Trade matt paint used to replicate Georgian interior for a historic home

M62 under construction 45 years ago

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