World-first whole-house retrofit success Google smart homes
Effective city-wide urban retrofit is still the Holy Grail for a truly sustainable future. It is a big challenge and needs research-based solutions and perhaps some blue-sky thinking’. Saint-Gobain’s support for a world-first’ whole-house retrofit research project at Salford University is featured below. It is already demonstrating an impressive 63% energy saving via the installation of a range of their products.
Events news includes Solid Wood Solutions, a day on engineered timber innovations; and a European loft conversion design competition with great prizes!
With the recent Buildingtalk focus on improving safety in the industry, our VIDEO OF THE WEEK features a very simple and cost-effective way to produce Health & Safety documents online in just a few minutes.
And finally, latest economic news includes rising rents in the commercial sector with London having its best year since 2007; UK infrastructure investment will create 150,000 jobs; BarbourABI report contract values up 25% year on year; and profits are growing with Travis Perkins sales up 12.7% in Q1.
Online construction industry Health & Safety documents made easy
National Ventilation’s Monsoon EnergysaverTM IntelliSense fan has been shortlisted in the Electrical Industry Awards.Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Services, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Posts
Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes specialist, has expanded its range of wood adhesives, as a new durable product developed for use in the home joins the range.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Innovations & New Products, Interiors, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Wooden products
Delta’s Directors, Christopher Burbridge, David Symes and Kevin Dodds, were delighted to attend The Worshipful Company of Constructors Installation Dinner on Wednesday 10 October.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Damp & Waterproofing, Posts
The mild, wet autumnal weather can provide ideal conditions for mould and mildew to thrive, but the outlook has gotten brighter, thanks to Crown Trade’s range of Clean Extreme Mould Inhibiting paints.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Damp & Waterproofing, Innovations & New Products, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts