19 August 2015

Window energy ratings reveal energy efficiency increase

After being launched in 2013, ‘A ‘ rated windows doubled during 2014 as a percentage of the total number of rated product. By the end of the year, the figure stood at nearly 5%. Meanwhile, the market share of ‘A’ rated windows continued to increase from 58% – 65% throughout the year. In 2012, ‘A’[…]

  • 19 August 2015

19 August 2015

Tradesmen and homeowner relationships explored in new survey

Homeowners’ survey Rogue customers 4% of those asked classified themselves as ‘rogue customers’ for having paid late, missed appointments or deliberately avoided paying part of their bill. There are many trade complaints about rogue customers, a topic which receives little coverage in comparison to that of rogue traders. Although the survey revealed that 11% of[…]

  • 19 August 2015

18 August 2015

Cyclist safety first with new construction industry lorries

New Mercedes-Benz Econic truck CEMEX safer lorry – new Mercedes-Benz Econic truck Living in London, I see at first hand how dangerous cycling is and the death toll is rising. Heavy goods vehicles make up just 4 per cent of Londons traffic, but are involved in around half of cyclist fatalities in the city. A[…]

  • 18 August 2015

18 August 2015

Safer cycling, live bomb test, prefab solutions and world’s biggest biomass

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 CEMEX safer lorry – new Mercedes-Benz Econic truck Safer cycling with new trucks Living in London, I see at first hand the dangers of cycling and the death toll[…]

  • 18 August 2015

17 August 2015

Electromechanical team strengthened by ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY has appointed Simon Wilson as its new National Sales Manager Having worked for ASSA ABLOY for 11 years under its ASSA, UNION, Adams Rite and Trimec brands, Simon Wilson will be using his extensive experience to establish mechatronics as a core product for ASSA ABLOY and promoting CLIQ throughout the UK. Prior to[…]

  • 17 August 2015

17 August 2015

Construction businesses are leading the way on energy efficiency

GUEST BLOG: Phil Foster, CEO of Love Energy Savings looks at how construction businesses across the UK are helping the environment and their own bank accounts through sourcing more sustainable materials to be used during construction and switching their business energy tariffs. Businesses Leading the Way on Energy Efficiency Energy prices are continuing to rise[…]

  • 17 August 2015

14 August 2015

Safety gloves specified for waste handling staff

Biffa offers integrated waste management services across the UK. It is dedicated to keeping its staff safe when they are performing handling tasks by providing them with appropriate PPE. The TG595 Glaze gloves have been designed to offer hand protection in all conditions Handling safety TraffiGlove’s cut level five TG595 Glaze safety gloves were introduced[…]

  • 14 August 2015

14 August 2015

Glass and glazing company strengthens team

James O’Donoghue is an established figure in the glass and glazing industry; he has previously worked with Dandy Glass and Uniglass. Appointment with SGG He will report to Richard Wall, Saint-Gobain Glass’ Head of Sales, who has expressed his satisfaction with the appointment. James will work to continue building relationships with new and existing customers[…]

  • 14 August 2015

13 August 2015

Harvey Group acquisition to ‘transform the renewable energy sector’

The Harvey Group has over 30 years’ experience in the design, installation and maintenance of building services, with a turnover of £30m and employing over 80 staff. Solmatix Renewables was founded by Richard and Norah-Anne Bell in 2008, and has since grown to achieve a turnover of £6m, with 30 staff operating from its Nutt’s[…]

  • 13 August 2015

13 August 2015

Harvey Group acquisition to ‘transform the renewable energy sector’

The Harvey Group has over 30 years’ experience in the design, installation and maintenance of building services, with a turnover of £30m and employing over 80 staff. Solmatix Renewables was founded by Richard and Norah-Anne Bell in 2008, and has since grown to achieve a turnover of £6m, with 30 staff operating from its Nutt’s[…]

  • 13 August 2015