26 March 2015

Roofing membranes pass new wind resistance tests

DuPont Tyvek Supro is one of the roofing membranes that has been certified to BS5534 The roofing membranes have passed the necessary tests for the new BS5534 guideline, which outlines the code of practice for slating and tiling. The new regulation sets requirements for resistance to wind uplift in pitched roofs. These requirements are defined[…]

  • 26 March 2015

26 March 2015

Ronacrete RIBA CPD: Concrete Repair & Protection to BS EN 1504

CPD: Concrete Repair & Protection to BS EN 1504  The CPD Concrete Repair & Protection to BS EN 1504 has been assessed by RIBA and categorised under the core curriculum subject: Designing and building it: design, construction, technology and engineering Compliance: the legal, regulatory and statutory framework Knowledge level: General awareness   Learning outcomes of the[…]

  • 26 March 2015

26 March 2015

Waterproof roofing system specified to combat North Western downpours

Tremco’s Rapid Cure Roofing System was used to waterproof the school’s flat roofs North West England is often subject to unpredictable weather, heavy downpours and prolonged periods of rain. Roofing contractor, Hardisty CRN, was recently chosen to install a weather-proof roofing system for Stockport’s Offerton High School. The school, which overlooks a moorland landscape, has[…]

  • 26 March 2015

25 March 2015

Flood risk controlled by new infiltration and attenuation system

JDP’s infiltration and attenuation system, the RAINBOX Cube, has been developed to reduce flood risks As more ground is being covered with concrete, the need for local rainwater infiltration has become increasingly important. Attenuation systems are needed to discharge the large quantities of rainwater that is being produced in heavy periods of rain. The RAINBOX[…]

  • 25 March 2015

23 March 2015

Popular internal panelling range extended

Freefoam has extended its Geo-panel range to include a 600mm wide panel Freefoam has created its wider 600mm panel to offer its customers greater flexibility. The panel can be used to create a 1,200mm waterproof shower enclosure in a day, simplifying installation processes. No grouting is required, meaning that work involving Freefoam’s internal panels can[…]

  • 23 March 2015

23 March 2015

Colour character maintained for social housing refurbishment

Colour and character for social housing refurbishment Johnstone’s Trade has delivered a perfect colour specification for a large-scale social housing refurbishment in Perth. Perth-based Mackay Decorators, and Johnstone’s Trade, chosen to repaint and refresh the exterior and interior of 30 housing blocks originally built in the 1930’s and now managed by Fairfield Housing Co-operative in[…]

  • 23 March 2015

23 March 2015

Exterior cladding illuminates new London hotel

Motel One’s exterior cladding has been manufactured from DuPont Corian in a translucent white shade to give it a clean and sophisticated finish The new Motel One building, which has been designed by Mackay & Partners, has replaced an old office establishment in the centre of London. DuPont Corian has been used as exterior cladding[…]

  • 23 March 2015

23 March 2015

Rainwater downpipes and soil pipes covers protect from damage

Major problem for social landlords and property managers Anti-climb downpipe covers for rainwater downpipes and soil pipes from Contour Casings The 2014 ONS Crime Study recorded over 1.4 million incidents of criminal damage to buildings in England and Wales, including intentional and malicious vandalism to homes, retail units and offices. This is a major problem[…]

  • 23 March 2015

23 March 2015

Single ply roofing membrane extends leisure centre’s lifespan

As part of its recent refurbishment, Uttoxeter Leisure Centre was fitted with Protan’s SE single ply roofing membrane East Staffordshire Borough Council invested £3.9 million into the refurbishment of Uttoxeter Leisure Centre, upgrading its surviving facilities and adding new ones. Whilst the centre’s existing sports hall and pool have been preserved, a new steel frame[…]

  • 23 March 2015

21 March 2015

New SGG LIVE online support from Saint-Gobain Glass UK

New SGG LIVE online support from Saint-Gobain Glass UK SAINT-GOBAIN GOES ‘LIVE’ WITH MAJOR ONLINE SUPPORT INITIATIVE Saint-Gobain Glass UK has launched SGG LIVE, a powerful new online tool to empower users of its products with a wealth of technical, marketing and specification support. SGG LIVE is a business support hub designed for Saint-Gobain Glass’[…]

  • 21 March 2015