12 August 2015

Passivhaus technology and its place in UK construction market

REHAU and the Passivhaus Trust As new members of the Passivhaus Trust and with a number of Passivhaus certified products in its portfolio, REHAU’s latest seminar demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the concept and its practical application in the construction sector. More than 70 delegates were at the seminar from across the Midlands and South[…]

  • 12 August 2015

11 August 2015

Automatic security doors meet PAS 24 standards

The Gilgen SLX-M RC3 automatic sliding door system was assessed by UKAS approved EXOVA Warrington Fire, who translated existing test evidence to support conformity to PAS 24. Commercial security solution Commercial buildings with a high risk of break-in or attack, such as banks and jewellers, require an entrance that is both secure and welcoming to[…]

  • 11 August 2015

10 August 2015

Apprentice decorator selected for international painting contest

The WorldSkills competition occurs every two years; it is the largest vocational education and skills excellent event in the world. Competitors are selected from WorldSkills’ member countries to demonstrate their technical abilities both individually and collectively. Curtis Baker will represent the UK at the WorldSkills decorating competition in Brazil WorldSkills UK selection Curtis was one[…]

  • 10 August 2015

07 August 2015

Waterproofing system for pipe and service penetrations

Developed for waterproofing against ground moisture and pressurised water, KÖSTER KB-Flex 200 forms a reliable seal across an extensive range of materials. The system does not shrink or dry out, therefore remaining permanently plastic. Because of this, cables can be installed into the finished waterproofing material at a later date if necessary. For sealing around[…]

  • 07 August 2015

07 August 2015

Architectural aluminium glazing products enhance green credentials

Working in conjunction with CF 77 bi-folding doors and CS 68 aluminium doors and windows, Reynaers’ curtain walling product CW50 has been used to maximise the amount of light and space in the property The property – named Green Acres – was constructed by Fusion Glazing; the fabricators were keen to incorporate energy efficient materials,[…]

  • 07 August 2015

06 August 2015

Foiled product range extended to include fascia and soffit

As the new additions to Swish’s Foiled Gale Grey range, fascia and soffit will join an existing portfolio cladding, architraves and window trims. The Foiled Gale Grey range has been developed to compliment contemporary woodgrain grey foiled UPVC windows. Swish Gale Grey features a foil finish that matches Anthracite Grey (RAL number 7016, Renolit 7016[…]

  • 06 August 2015

06 August 2015

Composite panels specified for malt whisky distillery

Isle of Harris Distillers has raised £12m to finance the construction of its malt whisky distillery in Tarbet, Harris and the maturation warehouses. It plans to begin production in early autumn. Steadmans provided over 1,700m of its 30mm thick AS35 composite panels, in juniper green, for the warehouses. This consisted of almost 980m for the[…]

  • 06 August 2015

05 August 2015

Timber fire doors prepared for new school term

The timber fire door manufacturer is also collaborating with a number of architects and contractors which are specifying the Education Range for new build and redevelopments in the future. Current projects Ahmarra’s projects include the full refurbishment of St Augustine’s academy in Maidstone and an innovative Low Carbon Building at the University of East Anglia.[…]

  • 05 August 2015

04 August 2015

Effective ventilation explored in new Learning Guide

If a building is not ventilated effectively, its fabric can deteriorate and its inhabitants can be at risk of Toxic Home Syndrome. NTG’s Learning Guides aim to ‘Educate to Inspire through Lifelong Learning’ The Ventilation Learning Guide has been developed to train and educate kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry workers on the best use of[…]

  • 04 August 2015

03 August 2015

Anti-bacterial paint coating specified for University of Birmingham

The coating offers the reassurance of the SteriTouch anti-bacterial system, which utilises the silver to limit the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, including Salmonella and E-Coli. Steracryl is available in a choice of scrubbable matt and durable acrylic eggshell finishes, offering an extensive range of colours to choose from. The paint was specified to provide[…]

  • 03 August 2015