• 17 November 2014

17 November 2014

Encon Group achieve two internationally recognised certifications

Pictured from left: Will Barker and Richard Prince This was achieved in just five months across all of the group’s 21 sites and its Head Office from the UKAS-accredited body NQA using an integrated management system some 15 years after Encon became the first national insulation distributor to gain the quality standard ISO 9001 across[…]

  • 17 November 2014

17 November 2014

Refurbishment work totalling over 15 million undertaken by Novus

The Staffordshire, Bristol and Warwickshire regional offices undertook the refurbishments Operatives from Novus’ Staffordshire branch constructed an extension and carried out extensive refurbishment work at Picknalls First School in Uttoxeter, whilst also carrying out restoration work at Biddulph High School in Knyperslet. A £1 million refurbishment was carried out on student accommodation at Reading University[…]

  • 17 November 2014

17 November 2014

Simeio to provide biometric access control for V&A new gallery project

Forming part of the museum’s major overhaul programme, development works will provide a large column-free underground exhibition gallery. An open courtyard and improved entrance into the Museum will also be created at street level set within the historic facades of the V&A’s Grade I listed building. Main contractor: Wates Construction Biometric access control system Construction[…]

  • 17 November 2014

17 November 2014

Kooltherm from Kingspan Tarec for new Dunlop manufacturing facility

Kooltherm from Kingspan Tarec for Dunlop new manufacturing facility 1,000 linear metres of Kingspan Tarec Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation were installed on the on the heating and domestic services pipework as well as on the supply vent ductwork across the building by M&E Contractors, P&R Morson. new facility achieved an EPC ‘A’ 21 rating and[…]

  • 17 November 2014

17 November 2014

Grant UK new wood pellet store for Spira condensing biomass boilers

Grant UK launches new wood pellet store Grant UK new wood pellet store reduces annual fuel bills for condensing biomass boilers Though wood pellets can be bought in bags (typically around 10 to 15kg), if space is available, a bulk store can be installed which can directly feed (by auger or vacuum system) the intermediate[…]

  • 17 November 2014

17 November 2014

NHIC Awards promote carbon emission reductions in UK housing

Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, at the NHIC Awards, talking with Nick Raynsford MP and Lester Corney from Acumen I was a guest at the National Home Improvement Council [NHIC] 2014 Annual Awards presented on 13th November by the NHIC President, The Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, held at the Gladstone Library in London Many years[…]

  • 17 November 2014

14 November 2014

Fila protects decorative floor surfaces at greenest service station in UK

Fila floor protection systems have been chosen to protect floor surfaces at Gloucester Services Greener services The new £40m Gloucester Services near the Cotswolds, on the northbound M5, was delivered by AFL Architects and includes local stone and timber lighting designs and an arched wildflower seeded roof. Gloucester Services sustainable features include electrical vehicle charging[…]

  • 14 November 2014

14 November 2014

Expanded polystyrene makers adopt ‘airpop’ name

Airpop expanded polystyrene EPS renamed Brand name airpop¬ now replaces many names previously used across Europe including Styropor, PSE, Piepschuim and Polyfoam bringing a common European name for the material. David Emes, Chairman of the BPF EPS group: ñAirpop has been chosen because the name immediately brings to mind what the material is made of[…]

  • 14 November 2014

  • 14 November 2014