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.
Sadolin is helping tradespeople get ready for the colder months, with the launch of a new winter promotion, available exclusively through Sadolin’s merchant stockists.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Garden, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Timber Buildings and Timber Products
Kingspan Group has launched Kingspan Facades – a new business aimed at helping architects enhance their designs, with no compromise on technical performance.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Facades, Innovations & New Products, Insulation, Posts, Walls
Cliff Riley, Senior Technical Engineer at Keystone Lintels, talks about a modern coastal residential property was one of his favourite projects to work on.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows
Flat roofing specialist Icopal, a BMI Group company, has produced a six-page guide that explains the fire risks of flat roofing and how to mitigate them.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Health & Safety, Research & Materials Testing, Roofs, Security and Fire Protection