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.
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Extra safety has been incorporated into an extra care housing development for over 55s, courtesy of a GEZE UK natural smoke ventilation system.Posted in Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Case Studies, Doors, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection, Windows
Schlüter-Systems Ltd has announced that it will exhibit at this year’s Hard Surfaces Show.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Exhibitions and Conferences, news, Posts
ROCKWOOL has been awarded the coveted Supplier of the Year title by SIG, distributor of insulation, dry lining and related products.Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Insulation, news
Aggregate Industries’ new SuperCurve asphalt solution has demonstrated its ability to withstand high-levels of HGV traffic during a recent resurfacing project.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Civil Engineering, Hard Landscaping & Walkways, Landscaping, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency