12 February 2015

Hot melt and mastic asphalt factory certified as environmentally friendly

IKO’s new hot melt and mastic asphalt factory has gained ISO 14001 accreditation with its products being certified to BES 6001 IKO opened its factory at Grangemill Quarry in September 2014 after investing £1.5 million into making the new facility as environmentally friendly as possible. The company is now focusing on recycling raw materials, condensing[…]

  • 12 February 2015

12 February 2015

Fibre cement slates used in social housing scheme

Cembrit’s Moorland fibre cement slates were used as cost-effective and energy efficient roofing material in the £2.1 million social housing scheme The slates were specified as they have been designed with the traditional appearance of a natural slate but are more cost-effective. They were installed by Crosby Roofing. Blended synthetic and cellulose fibres are mixed[…]

  • 12 February 2015

12 February 2015

New Geberit ProApp features product details and installation instructions

Geberti’s ProApp is compatible with Apple and Android Smart phones With the ProApp, installers can scan the barcodes printed on Geberit’s product boxes to find out more about the products inside. It has been developed by the company to give them quick access to useful information. The ProApp links users to the company’s online product[…]

  • 12 February 2015

12 February 2015

Urban innovation event supported by the GGF

UK Trade and Investment is working with the Mayor of London to put on ‘Winning Business – The Future of Smart Cities and Urban Innovation’ The one-day event is being organised by the Mayor of London in partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). It has been designed to give companies the opportunity to hear[…]

  • 12 February 2015

  • 12 February 2015

12 February 2015

Roofing shingles used for university building

The Palatine Centre at Durham University was fitted with roofing shingles from Silva Timber’s range The roofing shingles, which have been designed as an alternative to traditional roof tiles, complimented the existing timber cladding and glass work of the building’s modern design. They were installed alongside photovoltaic panels, solar thermal collectors and rainwater harvesting, which[…]

  • 12 February 2015

12 February 2015

Fire panels from Advanced used to protect landmark buildings

Broadgate Estates collaborated with Advanced to replace and update the fire panels in its London landmark buildings 13 of Broadgate Estate’s buildings have been fitted with fire panels from Advanced Electronic’s MxPro multi-protocol range. The range offers customers a choice of two panel ranges, MxPro 5 and MxPro 4, as well as four detector protocols.[…]

  • 12 February 2015

11 February 2015

External Wall Insulation system specified for 1960s tower block

To meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standards (SHQS), the tower block was fitted with Alumasc’s External Wall Insulation (EWI) system Ravenscraig tower block is 18 storeys tall. The building is characteristic of the no-fines construction methods that were used in the 1960s when it was built. Fife Council recently targeted Ravenscraig for renovation, including it[…]

  • 11 February 2015

11 February 2015

Weed control solutions specified for French railway line

DuPont Typar SF geotextile was installed before the new ballast was laid The northern stretch of the line between Moret/Veneux-les-Sablons and Lyon was originally laid in 1860. Since the ballast’s last replacement in 1975, it had been contaminated by soil particles and required an urgent replacement. The contaminated ballast was causing multiple problems. The growth[…]

  • 11 February 2015

11 February 2015

New XENERGY flame retarded XPS roof insulation material

Dow inventors of Styrofoam extruded polystyrene insulation, developed XENERGY to significantly improved LAMBDA insulation performance and to deliver a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than five. Dow Building Solutions announced commercial roll-out of XENERGY insulation LAMDA values up 11% The Dow manufacturing process uses CO2 as the blowing agent, adding infra-red blocking particles to[…]

  • 11 February 2015