07 May 2015

Thermal wheel technology is an energy efficient solution

In the current climate of stringent building regulations, ever-tightening standards in building service provisions and the ever-increasing pressure on environmental issues; Thermal wheel technology may never have been of greater significance. Thermal wheels are now being used as a leading component in support of the trend to use heat recovery as a route to energy[…]

  • 07 May 2015

07 May 2015

Responsible glazing systems ensure fire safety

Wrightstyle’s Managing Director, Tim Kempster Before modern fire and building regulations, responsibility for the safety of a building and its occupants fell firmly on the shoulders of the building’s owner. Since the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 however, responsibility has shifted across all UK jurisdictions, now requiring commercial premises to have a named ‘responsible[…]

  • 07 May 2015

07 May 2015

New decorating frame offers complete coverage

Cageless design Purdy’s new Revolution Frame is compatible with several of its existing paint products The Revolution Frame’s cageless structure allows it to release paint easily to ensure an even coverage without grey streak. Its innovative design also allows for easy cleaning and maintenance, whilst avoiding the creation of mess. An extension to Purdy’s decorating[…]

  • 07 May 2015

07 May 2015

Appropriate commissioning can boost energy efficiency

HVAC commissioning is the process of evaluating system performance and identifying repairs. It includes bringing the systems into operation, their regulation, the setting up of associated control systems, and the recording of the final settings and the overall state of the final system performance. Simon Garratt, Marketing Manager at AmbiRad, believes HVAC systems to be[…]

  • 07 May 2015

06 May 2015

Waterproof and concrete solutions at Evolving Concrete

Evolving Concrete will be held in response to industry demand for an event targeting specifiers, contractors, consultants and architects. Sika will have a strong presence at the show taking place on the 6th and 7th May. Sika’s stand (V3) has been designed to intrigue visitors – a ‘concrete’ box constructed of MDF coated in Sikalastic[…]

  • 06 May 2015

06 May 2015

Stormdry and Dryzone protect and repair damp chimneys

Stormdry Masonry Protection is a colourless water-repellent cream that will protect chimney exteriors from rain penetration. Applied to brickwork in one invisible coat by brush or roller – Stormdry lasts as long as 30 years, penetrating the brickwork to form a breathable barrier against water. Safeguard Europe have developed solutions to both external and internal[…]

  • 06 May 2015

06 May 2015

Decothane Ultra provides non-disruptive liquid roof membrane

It was determined the roof required a waterproof coating after a series of leaks and water ingress problems. Decothane Ultra was chosen as a non-disruptive solution by Midlands Roofing Services, as the City Council requested that work be carried out while the building was in use. Decothane Ultra was used to minimise disruption in the[…]

  • 06 May 2015

05 May 2015

Cavity drain membrane system specifed to waterproof a basement

An iconic fire brigade building at Birmingham’s Lancaster Circus has been converted into halls of residence, with the ability to accommodate over 450 of Aston University’s students. Triton’s Platon P8 cavity drain membrane has been installed to waterproof the building’s basement To make it fit for its new purpose, the building had to be waterproofed.[…]

  • 05 May 2015

05 May 2015

Counter Terror Expo successful for GGF

The Counter Terror Expo was held between the 21st-22nd April at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London. It featured over 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest counter terror technology and solutions. The Counter Terror Expo was held over two days at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London. James Lee, Head of GGF Group Marketing and Communications[…]

  • 05 May 2015

05 May 2015

Focus on interior design, bricklayers, insulation and climbing buildings

BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk Follow Buildingtalk on Twitter Plus subscribe for free for the weekly online Buildingtalk newsletter Whats new in building – read the latest Buildingtalk newsletter I am looking forward to the Vision London exhibition at Olympia 2-3 June. 100 key figures from the architectural and wider construction community will[…]

  • 05 May 2015