16 February 2015

Shingles used on new care units in Staffordshire

Douglas Macmillan required the care units so it could continue offering palliative care to its patients that had been dismissed from the hospice The care units were created for patients who are ready to be discharged from the hospice, which is located in North Staffordshire, but may not feel like they are ready to cope[…]

  • 16 February 2015

16 February 2015

Scheduling service from Freefoam sees results

Freefoam’s scheduling service provides product specification and quantities for its building products The company has reported that its scheduling service has created business over the last 12 months with 62% of schedules resulting in orders. The scheduling process is managed by Tish Redmond, who was promoted from within Freefoam to join the scheduling service team[…]

  • 16 February 2015

13 February 2015

Engineered flooring made from sustainable UK hardwood

Engineered flooring from Sutton Timber made from sustainable UK hardwood Sutton Timber specialise in sourcing standing trees of English and European Hardwoods. From oak to elm and ash to cherry our wood is sourced from privately owned woodlands and government forests across the UK and Europe.   Sutton Timber hold a comprehensive stock of kiln[…]

  • 13 February 2015

12 February 2015

Roofing shingles used for university building

The Palatine Centre at Durham University was fitted with roofing shingles from Silva Timber’s range The roofing shingles, which have been designed as an alternative to traditional roof tiles, complimented the existing timber cladding and glass work of the building’s modern design. They were installed alongside photovoltaic panels, solar thermal collectors and rainwater harvesting, which[…]

  • 12 February 2015

11 February 2015

New XENERGY flame retarded XPS roof insulation material

Dow inventors of Styrofoam extruded polystyrene insulation, developed XENERGY to significantly improved LAMBDA insulation performance and to deliver a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than five. Dow Building Solutions announced commercial roll-out of XENERGY insulation LAMDA values up 11% The Dow manufacturing process uses CO2 as the blowing agent, adding infra-red blocking particles to[…]

  • 11 February 2015

11 February 2015

Healthcare Colour Book released by Crown Paints

Crown Paints has created its Healthcare Colour Book to show how colour can be used to improve hospital and healthcare environments The company’s Healthcare Colour Book is 48 pages long and has been made up of visual features that are accompanied by written information and guidance. The booklet includes information on the relationship between colour[…]

  • 11 February 2015

11 February 2015

External Wall Insulation system specified for 1960s tower block

To meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standards (SHQS), the tower block was fitted with Alumasc’s External Wall Insulation (EWI) system Ravenscraig tower block is 18 storeys tall. The building is characteristic of the no-fines construction methods that were used in the 1960s when it was built. Fife Council recently targeted Ravenscraig for renovation, including it[…]

  • 11 February 2015

10 February 2015

Membranes for pitched roofs released to meet new standards

IKO’s Rubershield PRO EXTRA is part of the range that has been released to meet the new wind-uplift standard The Rubershield breathable membranes, which have been designed for pitched roofs, are being released in February before the new legislation has been enforced. The Rubershield ECO, ECO EXTRA, PRO and PRO EXTRA have all been BBA[…]

  • 10 February 2015

10 February 2015

New ventilation products to be displayed at Ecobuild

Polypipe Ventilation’s latest ventilation products will be unveiled at Ecobuild Polypipe’s Silavent Sapphire intermittent extract fans will be among the new products launched at the show. Designed for use in kitchens and bathrooms, the new fans are available as both standard and Green Line energy efficient models. They will be showcased alongside the existing models[…]

  • 10 February 2015

06 February 2015

Kingspan Tarec free downloadable BIM objects from BIMStore

Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation and Insulated Pipe Support Inserts, available as freely downloadable BIM object from BIMStore, provide a far greater level of technical detail than a generic BIM object. Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation and Insulated Pipe Support Inserts now available as a freely downloadable BIM object from the BIMStore This allows specifiers, mechanical engineers[…]

  • 06 February 2015