02 July 2014

Bricks make history + top green insulation + a warning about women

Latest products, projects stories, news and comments from Buildingtalk Editor, Howard Chapman Northcot Brick factory in the Cotswolds “I recently visited the UK’s most historic brickworks to see why their business is booming. Northcot Brick use nearby Jurassic clay from the Cotswolds to make beautiful traditional bricks. Some were used to build the original Battersea[…]

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25 June 2014

CE marking for wood panels examined by BM TRADA’s technical manager

The information required by both the CPR and BS EN 13986 is:• The CE symbol• Last two digits of the year that the mark was first affixed• name or logo of the manufacturer allowing unambiguous identification of the manufacturer’s name and address• Identification number of the notified body• Number of the harmonised standard• Levels or classes of performance, as required by[…]

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24 June 2014

Infrastructure boom as construction output set to grow 30% + effective Green Deal at last?

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is beneficial to homeowners Infrastructure is set to boom as the latest industry research predicts that construction output will grow by 30% over the next 5 years, including 6% growth in 2014 to £129bn; China plans to invest £14 billion in UK infrastructure – even if we choose to exit[…]

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03 June 2014

DEFRA bottles out on SuDS as house building growth continues

DEFRA seems to have bottled out of introducing Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) compulsory legislation before the General Election – see comments from Hydro International. Here’s a link to an interesting ABC&D magazine article explaining why stormwater management is so important. However, with the NHBC reporting a 4% jump in new UK home registrations in April,[…]

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