Insulating 7m solid wall homes + top 10 UK cities for house building
Following our report last week on the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, Wetherby Building Systems reminded us that besides helping kick-start the moribund Green Deal, 7m solid wall properties in the UK could benefit from this grant to retro-fit external wall insulation. Don’t tell the Treasury.
With house-building growth with up 7% in Q1, the NHBC list the top 10 UK cities leading the way. And for those who love lists, here are the 10 tallest buildings in Europe under construction in Europe; and 4 types of bad managers holding back growth.
Buildingtalk news this week includes Hitachi’s new compact air source heat pump that can help reduce heating bills by up to 60%; in response to new legislation, Hydro International offer an e-guide on how to deliver effective SuDS solutions; a comprehensive swimming pool construction CPD from Mapei; following £3m of R&D, Eurocell launch the UK’s first fully integrated door & window system; and CIAT announce that their Architectural Technology Awards are open for entries.
Fire door & window partition systems specialists Aluprof and fire glass experts Pyroguard have teamed up for an ambitious testing programme for a new, cost-efficient, non-insulated, slimline fire-resistant glazing system.Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Systems, Curtain Walling, Doors, Glass, Glazing, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection, Walls
Screwfix’s latest edition of its famous catalogue is out and it contains price cuts on more than 1000 products and phenomenal offers from industry leaders.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Information Technology, Posts, Publications
Grade II Listed The Jacobean House, located in Northamptonshire, has had its thermal and acoustic properties enhanced on the ground and first floor, thanks to Selectaglaze.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Glass, Glass Projects, Glazing, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
Construction industry supports ban on using combustible materials on mid and high-rise and sensitive buildings says new poll.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Cladding, Facades, Insulation, Walls