08 June 2015

Innovative feedback scheme introduced across Encon branches

The scheme originally trialled at five of its branches after the New Year. Encon Group was so pleased with the HappyOrNot initiative it has since been extended to all 20 of its branches, with an exclusivity agreement making it the first in the industry to introduce this approach. HappyOrNot asks customers feedback on their experience[…]

  • 08 June 2015

08 June 2015

Wernick Buildings factory opened by First Minister of Wales

Having been derelict for six years, the site purchased at Kenfig required a £3million development, including: The installation of gantries inside the factory building Refurbishment of the existing offices Installation of nearly 300 photovoltaic roof panels, which will generate 75wh The development cost also included a new 630m2 office building to be manufactured at the[…]

  • 08 June 2015

05 June 2015

New publication explores how to reduce energy waste in homes

‘Energy Saving: The UK Approach to Insulating the Fabric of Existing Masonry Houses’ is written by Dr Geoff Edgell, and also discusses the methods engaged to try and increase insulation levels in existing stock, as well as evaluating their successes and short comings. The technical paper was initially presented at the Twelfth North American Masonry[…]

  • 05 June 2015

05 June 2015

Polyflor recognised for environmental responsibility

Manchester-based Polyflor was selected by the team of judges from the manufacturing sector to receive the award, due to the company’s long term commitment to sustainability and responsible sourcing of materials. The Polyflor team receiving the Green/ Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year award at Insider’s Made in the North West awards. Polyflor’s Manufaturing Director Steve[…]

  • 05 June 2015

05 June 2015

Crown Paints to highlight sustainability at new CPD

The seminar – which was launched this year at Ecobuild – will be delivered by Crown Paints’ CPD accredited presenter, David Spicer. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to take part in various free-to-attend workshops, focused on the skills required to work and thrive within the UK construction sector. David Spicer, Crown Paints’[…]

  • 05 June 2015

04 June 2015

Upgrading hi-rise, Builders boycott FIFA football and towering infernos

BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk Follow Buildingtalk on Twitter and subscribe the Buildingtalk newsletter Whats new in building – read the latest Buildingtalk Newsletter The latest round-up of industry news includes videos on wiring for Smart homes andamp; innovative glass coatings + balconies without planning permission. BBC – Qatar Foundation stadium in Doha[…]

  • 04 June 2015

04 June 2015

Upgrading hi-rise, Builders boycott FIFA football & towering infernos

BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk Follow Buildingtalk on Twitter and subscribe the Buildingtalk newsletter Whats new in building – read the latest Buildingtalk Newsletter The latest round-up of industry news includes videos on wiring for Smart homes & innovative glass coatings + balconies without planning permission. BBC – Qatar Foundation stadium in Doha[…]

  • 04 June 2015

04 June 2015

Government’s Chief Construction Adviser visits Senior facility

The Government Construction Board, chaired by Mr Hansford, was created to deliver the Government’s Industrial Construction Strategy Construction 2025. This aims to reduce the cost of construction procurement to the public sector and progress the transition to a low carbon economy. Left to right: Mark Wadsworth (MD, Senior Architectural Systems), Peter Hansford and Bernard Harrison[…]

  • 04 June 2015

03 June 2015

Supply chain representation for glass and glazing industry

The founder members of the Glazing Supply Chain Group are: British Glass (BG) Council for Aluminium in Buidling (CAB) European Window Film Association (EWFA) Flat Glass Manufacturers Association (FGMA) Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) The Steel Window Association (SWA) Giles Willson, GGF Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Technical Affairs commented: “It’s extremely positive that[…]

  • 03 June 2015

03 June 2015

Waterloo appoints new Southern Sales Manager

Alex has over 45 years’ experience and knowledege of the mechanical services industry, having worked extensively in design, contracting and sales with many of the industry’s leading contractors and manufacturers.   Alex MacFarlane, Waterloo’s newly appointed Southern Sales Manager The company has expanded its sales team to take advantage of the upturn in the economy[…]

  • 03 June 2015