29 May 2015

Flow controls help offset extensive flood problems

After existing drainage scheme failed to prevent extensive flooding in the area as recently as 2012/2013, Telford and Wrekin planners put a condition on the approval to provide a scheme to resolve the flooding issues. Complex flow control chambers such as the one designed for Limekiln Lane are being used increasingly. Consulting engineers Mouchel established[…]

  • 29 May 2015

29 April 2015

Rainwater system manufacturer offers its support to merchant partner

Alutec intends to honour its long-standing relationship with Huws Gray by supporting its birthday celebrations. Alutec supplies its aluminium rainwater systems to Huws Gray Charitable donations To mark its milestone anniversary, Huws Gray will donate a total of £25,000 to six children’s hospices located throughout its branch network. The merchant will continue to support the[…]

  • 29 April 2015

15 April 2015

Traditional cast iron style rainwater system used as period feature

Berewood Village’s new homes have been fitted with Brett Martin’s Cascade cast iron style rainwater systems The new homes have been built near Waterlooville in Hampshire, where a ‘garden city’ will eventually reside. When completed, the new Berewood Village will consist of over 2,000 homes, two new schools and two pubs, as well as office[…]

  • 15 April 2015

  • 07 April 2015

07 April 2015

Contractors attenuation success with RAINBOX Cube from JDP

JDP assists contractors achieve successful attenutaion JDP’s infiltration and attenuation system, the RAINBOX Cube, has been developed to reduce flood risks With RAINBOX™ Cube, JDP has partnered with GRAF to provide a total solutions offering for stormwater management from planning and design, through to supply and installation on site. There is an increasing demand from[…]

  • 07 April 2015

27 March 2015

Anti-climb downpipe covers reduces unauthorised roof access

The recent case of an NHS trust being prosecuted and fined by the HSE after a vulnerable mental health patient was left paralysed after diving off a roof, highlights the risk to both service users and service providers of unauthorised access to roofs and other high level building areas. Good practice would ensure that access[…]

  • 27 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

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

18 March 2015

Coloured fascia range extended with two new board sizes

Freefoam has created two new fascia board sizes in its popular Anthracite Grey colour The amount of coloured roof line products sold increased by 55% in 2014, benefiting Freefoam, which manufactures coloured fascia and PVC windows and doors. In light of this success, the company added a new 150mm fascia board and a larger 250mm[…]

  • 18 March 2015