24 February 2015

Re-decoration makeover for Milton Keynes charity

MK Snap hopes that the re-decoration makeover from Johnstone’s will improve its facility for its learners MK Snap was announced as the winner of the campaign. The charity, which is based in Milton Keynes, aims to give people with learning difficulties the opportunity to develop their life skills and education. It also prepares them for[…]

  • 24 February 2015

23 February 2015

Rising damp discussed in CPD seminars

Safeguard has designed its CPD seminar to educate building professionals on the causes and treatment of rising damp The seminar, which has been RIBA approved, provides a briefing on what causes rising damp and presents delegates with a range of solutions that are available to treat it. Rising damp occurs when water ascends through the[…]

  • 23 February 2015

20 February 2015

Sustainability report reveals economic progress

Within its latest sustainability report, Knauf Insulation reveals how its recent ventures and products have helped the environment In the report, it is announced that Knauf Insulation has reduced its energy usage by 14%. The report also reveals that the company has cut its CO2 emissions by 12% and achieved zero waste to landfill for[…]

  • 20 February 2015

20 February 2015

Crown Contract Paint range available at Toolstation

Crown Paints’ Contract Paints range is currently only available in Toolstation’s stores. Products from the range can also be ordered on the company’s website The range can be found in any Toolstation store, as well as on Toolstation’s website. Toolstation’s customers will have a choice from eleven products. One example is Crown Paints’ High Gloss[…]

  • 20 February 2015

20 February 2015

Masonry paint for use in adverse weather

Sandtex Trade’s new masonry paint has been designed to allow specifiers to decorate in all weather conditions The paint allows decorators to begin working on outdoor developments before the UK’s traditional exterior painting season begins. To ensure that it is protected against winter’s harsh weather conditions, Sandex Trade 365 All Weather Masonry Paint is manufactured[…]

  • 20 February 2015

19 February 2015

New guidance for the specification of non-fragile rooflights

NARM’s new guidance document has been produced to reduce specification errors for non-fragile rooflights Walk-on rooflights are high specification glass structures designed to floor loadings. They are unsuitable for most rooflighting applications. Specifiers often refer to walk-on specification, which demonstrates their confusion; their requirement is actually for a non-fragile rooflight. The National Association of Rooflight[…]

  • 19 February 2015

19 February 2015

Waterproofing for wine cellar

Triton’s TT Waterstop, a hydrophilic strip embedded in TT Swellmastic, was used to waterproof the construction joints The basement of the new property, which will be used as a wine cellar, has been constructed from concrete. Triton’s TT Admix has been designed as a chemical treatment that allows for the waterproofing and protection of concrete.[…]

  • 19 February 2015

18 February 2015

Cladding material from Silva Timber used on hospice building

Silva Timber’s Western Red Cedar Shingles were specified as cladding material for the new building St. David’s Hospice Care previously managed its services from a converted Victorian house that was in need of renovation. A new building was required for the hospice, which cares for more than 2,600 patients a year. The hospice needed to[…]

  • 18 February 2015

18 February 2015

Exterior wood panel range extended

The grey wood panels have been designed to compliments facade elements such as doors and window frames The Trespa Meteon range of exterior wood panels can withstand prolonged exposure to harsh weather conditions, according to tests The new grey wood decors have been designed with a natural wooden appearance to influence the experience, age and[…]

  • 18 February 2015

17 February 2015

Rainwater systems specified for luxury homes

The new builds, which are located in Hertfordshire, were fitted rainwater systems from Alumasc The first of the two properties, Carmyle House was fitted with Alumasc’s 125mm Beaded Half Round guttering. It was finished with the company’s 76mm diameter pipework. Alumasc’s Heritage Cast Aluminium Moulded guttering was used on the second building, which was built[…]

  • 17 February 2015