27 October 2014

Do watered down energy efficiency targets mean a lost opportunity?

Lost opportunity of a generation Making the world a better place doesnt happen overnight. It takes ambition and time – lots of time. Yesterday, the European Council watered down the European Unions energy efficiency targets for 2030 to 27%. Overnight we lost 16 years. And we lost our ambition. Barry Lynham, Group Director of Strategy[…]

  • 27 October 2014

24 October 2014

Chamber Assembly unit offers over 16 connection possibilities

The 315mm Shallow Access Chamber Assembly unit enables merchants to maximise profitability with minimal stockholding and provide a versatile solution with over 16 connection possibilities. Manufactured using durable polypropylene and PVC, the 315mm diameter assembly is lightweight, strong and durable and consists of a chamber base, riser and choice of two covers for pedestrian and[…]

  • 24 October 2014

23 October 2014

Avocet’s Affinity hardware available on three day composite doors

The full suite includes hinges, locks, handles, letterplates, knockers and numbers Affinity is available in the colours chrome, gold and matt black and features a 3D adjustable butt-hinge that is slim and can be adjusted in three dimensions including vertical, horizontal and compression for quick and easy installation. The ABS snap secure lock with anti-bump,[…]

  • 23 October 2014

23 October 2014

Soil and rainwater fittings eradicate problem of cross threading

‘Cross threaded’ problems are eliminated due to the removal of a threaded access cap connection to the housing of the main body, whilst the 103mm opening allows for easy access to the pipework system for testing and maintenance procedures. Cross threading makes air testing difficult The fittings are impossible to cross thread due to the[…]

  • 23 October 2014

23 October 2014

FENSA says installers must provide IBG for no CPS Registration

Insurance Backed Guarantees FENSA warns window installers that without an Insurance Backed Guarantees (IBGs) they will have no CPS registration The system set up by FENSA and its Approved Insurance Providers means automatic notification of installations from FENSA to the insurance company automatic issuing of the IBG policies direct from the insurance company to the[…]

  • 23 October 2014

23 October 2014

Multi-point lock for secure locking and quick escape

The lock is resistant against casual or opportunist attack via brute force Integrated within thermal doorsets from Jack Aluminium Systems, Kestrel Aluminium Systems and Kaye Building Systems, the Sentinel M commercial multipoint lock provides building occupiers with a quick and safe way of escaping without needing prior knowledge of how to use the device. Following[…]

  • 23 October 2014

22 October 2014

Fire rated insulating glass units available from M5 Glass Centre

M5 Glass Centre has started production of fire rated insulating glass units Fire rated insulating glass units M5 Glass began production of fire rated insulating glass units after completion of testing with Pilkington’s and engaging with their external production auditors, to ensure the correct standards of production were being followed and fully supported by Pilkington’s[…]

  • 22 October 2014

22 October 2014

Masonry Protection Cream eradicates water ingress and mould

Energy savings Providing an end to penetrating damp from rain and producing energy savings of up to 29%, Stormdry can be applied by brush or roller and cures colourlessly to the original finish of masonry in 12 hours. Stormdry offers substrate protection for up to 30 years after a single coat and is more deeply[…]

  • 22 October 2014

21 October 2014

Cembonit cladding provides resistance to weather straining

Cembonit cladding is stylish and weather resistant The stair tower of the apartment, which is situated on Westminster Place in the city centre, required a material which was attractive to look at and durable against weather straining. Ashford based cladding specialist, Teiko Ltd, was contracted to work on the project, predominantly installing Cembonit in Flint,[…]

  • 21 October 2014

21 October 2014

Newton 500 provides robust, maintainable waterproofing system

Waterproofing system eradicates water ingress at derelict basement Water was seeping through construction joints in the slab of the 1000sq metre floor area and the vertical RC walls were allowing in large amounts of liquid, with the basement being deemed unusable for a number of years. Dewatering pipes were installed on the vertical planes and[…]

  • 21 October 2014