23 September 2014

Buildingtalk election manifesto + brickies boom-time + latest Buildingtalk newsletter

On the economic front, last month commercial construction came close to doubling 2013 figure according to the latest BarbourABI report.  India’s biggest housing developer is to spend £3bn on UK projects and China continues invest in infrastructure.   It is also Brickies boom-time as skills shortages mean subcontractors ramp-up hourly rates. Construction wages rose 4%[…]

  • 23 September 2014

23 September 2014

Powered gate specification service for architects and installers

The service coincides with Gate Safety Week, taking place from 13th to 19th October, and eliminates the need for expensive alterations and upgrades during or after the installation process. The nationwide event has been set up to improve awareness after three fatalities have occurred over the past few years due to powerful motors and equipment[…]

  • 23 September 2014

23 September 2014

Lo-Carbon Response system praised for near silent, efficient operation

The announcement follows on from the system winning Best Brand New Product of the Year in the Housebuilder Product Awards 2014 in July after being praised for its near silent, continuous running, constant dMEV abilities. Designed for both new builds and the social housing sector, the SAP Appendix Q listed Response is ideal for application[…]

  • 23 September 2014

22 September 2014

PVC-U flat boards allow for restoration of Great War regimental badges

The experimental maintenance programme was a challenge for the conservation team due to the combination of loose chalk, gravity, the presence of grazing cattle and high of amounts of rainfall at the site. The flat boards were positioned along the downhill edges of the badges in order to keep the chalk in position up the[…]

  • 22 September 2014

22 September 2014

Lime in Mortars publication launched for the European Lime Association

Entitled ‘Lime in Mortars; Hydrated Lime – Benefits of the Use in Mortars,’ the publication provides a review of the scientific literature around the properties of using lime in application. Unveiled to the public at the 9th International Conference in Guimaraes, Portugal, the guide also evaluates existing information and highlights the durability and performance characteristics[…]

  • 22 September 2014

22 September 2014

Gas Inspector’s course leader recognised for gas safety training

Mr Fell was presented with The Welding Institute’s Distinguished Service Award at King’s College, Cambridge, in appraisal of his service to the course, which has been running annually since 1980. The Welding Institute is an independent research and technology organisation specialising in engineering, materials and joining technologies, with the awards taking place on a yearly[…]

  • 22 September 2014

22 September 2014

Ecological Solutions range of paints and coatings used at new building

The products have contributed to the centre achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating after the 12 month decoration programme was carried out by main contractor Allenbuild, with Acrylic Durable Matt and Covaplus Vinyl Matt being used. The Ecological Solutions range covers 14 products that all carry the EU Ecolabel accreditation, meaning their environmental credentials have been[…]

  • 22 September 2014

22 September 2014

Gas Inspector’s course leader recognised for gas safety training

Mr Fell was presented with The Welding Institute’s Distinguished Service Award at King’s College, Cambridge, in appraisal of his service to the course, which has been running annually since 1980.  The Welding Institute is an independent research and technology organisation specialising in engineering, materials and joining technologies, with the awards taking place on a yearly[…]

  • 22 September 2014

22 September 2014

All about biomass from Rural Energy at Nextgen renewables event

Rural Energy will be exhibiting and leading a seminar at Nextgen Nextgen offers a free case study seminar on Bernard Matthews’ recent roll-out of 179 Herz Firematic biomass boilers with Rural Energy as part of a £24.5 million development. Rural Energy’s stand will be located at E15 by Agri-Rural Theatre 2 and will be complemented[…]

  • 22 September 2014

22 September 2014

Door lock enhances security with attack code function for users

The battery powered lock can be operated using existing cards or PIN codes of between four and eight characters, with security managers being able to obtain real-time open/closed and ‘locked – yes/no’ status information. The Aperio L100 lock is available for fire doors and multiple door profiles including Euro, Scandinavian and Finnish, offering maximum protection[…]

  • 22 September 2014