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Last year’s top stories on Buildingtalk plus what’s new in building

  • 7 Jan 2015

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Round-up of latest construction industry news

Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk

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Walltite spray-foam insulation from BASF for spectacular shipping container home

Most popular stories from 2014

  • Grand design shipping container home
  • Architectures weirdest buildings
  • First full size printable wikihouse
  • 75% energy savings via retrofit for hard to treat properties
  • Record-breaking 22 balconies installed in one day
  • Biomass installation with £57k ROI

Industry Hot Topics

  • Dilemma facing suppliers of air conditioning now it is illegal to use the refrigerant R22 for service and maintenance purposes
  • Tackling uninsulated party wall cavities
  • How RHI schemes can benefit social housing
  • Private sector house building rose by 20% last year but rental costs also continue to rise.
  • New report looks at how to tackle affordability for tenants and taxpayers

Installing a giant Hydro-Brake for the Wigan Flood Alleviation Scheme

Product & Project stories of the week

  • UK properties and homes protected from floods by supersized Hydro-Brake
  • New Google owned Nest Protect products from WF Senate
  • New Hitachi 18V 2.5Ah Li-ion combi drill
  • Protan single ply membrane for new roofs of award-winning development
  • Accessible hygiene rooms for one of largest Grammar Schools in UK

Bounce Back vans for their Decorating Service

Video of the Week

  • How Bounce Back, a painting & decorating social enterprise promoted by Buildingtalk, is helping ex-offenders gain building industry skills that can change their lives.

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