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[…]
Certified insulation installers can take advantage of SWIGA’s surveillance and guaranteed assessment, whilst GDI installers who have their membership elsewhere can take CPS for free by transferring to Stroma.
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[…]
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[…]
Axion Consulting is currently involved in the VinylPlus funded research project, which aims to recycle non-infectious medical PVC waste from hospitals, such as IV fluid and oxygen bags.
Much more needs to be done to simplify and incentivise the uptake of the Green Deal scheme, and energy efficiency retrofit in general if we are to reduce emissions from the built environment and meet our UK carbon reduction targets.
We begin with that chance to win an opportunity to watch the World Cup footie with all your pals from inside the ultimate Man Cave built by Hewden. Let’s hope England don’t spoil the party. Check out the pick of this week’s industry news in Buildingtalk including the power of natural light at the new[…]
The hospital was shown to achieve an air permeability rating under the minimum level of 10.00m3/(h/m2), required by Part L1A of the Building Regulations for England and Wales.
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,[…]
Further details surrounding the responsibility of testers and the reasons behind the government initiative to improve the energy efficiency of buildings can be found via the link above.