11 March 2015

Crown Trade re-design website for decorating professionals

Crown Trade’s re-designed website is now ready for use by decorating professionals The company wanted to update its site to be more aesthetically pleasing and easier to navigate around. It has been developed to include a new ‘pick list’ service, which allows users to select the products they want to purchase and print out an[…]

  • 11 March 2015

11 March 2015

Insulation donated to charity housing project

MoCoCo House provides safe and appropriate housing for young adults Statistics have shown that many teenagers are being allocated unsafe accommodation after leaving local authority care. In response to this, CRASH launched a refurbishment project to transform an old bus garage into suitable housing for MoCoCo, a charity based in Cheshire. MoCoCo approached CRASH with[…]

  • 11 March 2015

10 March 2015

New document offers guidance on the refurbishment of internal metal gutters

The Metal Gutter Manufacturers Association (MGMA) has released its new document to advise on the refurbishment of internal metal gutters Internal gutters are commonly manufactured from galvanised steel and secured with bolted joints. As these gutters age, corrosion of the gutter steel substrate can occur. The bolted gutter joints can also begin to leak and[…]

  • 10 March 2015

09 March 2015

Ventilation systems need to be adaptive

If left untreated, mould can be hazardous to health. Greenwood Airvac suggests that the installation of adaptive ventilation systems can prevent it Greenwood Airvac believes that lack of education is contributing to the rise of damp and condensation. With 5 million UK properties suffering from damp – many of which are social houses – the[…]

  • 09 March 2015

06 March 2015

South African nursery refurbished by Novus

Novus’ refurbishment team were joined by students from Stoke-on-Trent college as part of its ‘Challenge South Africa’ initiative A group of five tradespeople from the company spent a fortnight at the Busy Bees Educare nursery in the city’s Parkwood area. The Parkwood community has been recently affected by and suffered from crime and gang activity.[…]

  • 06 March 2015

05 March 2015

Natural ventilation system offers environmental control to new build

The new 14-storey building has been fitted with a natural ventilation system for environmental control to help it achieve a high BREEAM rating The new complex has been built as part of the 67 acre King’s Cross Central Development. It provides 150,000 square feet of office space whilst also accommodating a swimming pool, leisure centre,[…]

  • 05 March 2015

05 March 2015

Versatile building board at National Homebuilding and Renovating Show

Cembrit’s PB Flex building board is suitable for use on curved walls and ceilings Cembrit will be exhibiting its products and services on Stand F125 at the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show. Its range of fibre cement and natural roof slates will be on display along with its Cembonit cladding board and Cemwood weather board.[…]

  • 05 March 2015

04 March 2015

Energy efficient ventilation fans at ISH Frankfurt

Vortice and its range of energy efficient ventilation fans can be found on Stand C41 in Hall 11.1 at the ISH exhibition Vortice aims to produce and provide ventilation fans that will improve domestic and commercial energy efficiency. At ISH Frankfurt, Vortice will be exhibiting its energy efficient versions of the ventilation fans that will[…]

  • 04 March 2015

04 March 2015

Social housing residents benefit from Decorating Allowance Scheme

Johnstone’s Trade has developed its Decorating Allowance Scheme to allow residents of social housing to satisfy their decorating needs and renovate their homes The Decorating Allowance Scheme was developed to give social housing residents the opportunity to decorate their homes to their tastes. After applying for the scheme, residents will receive a monetary voucher or[…]

  • 04 March 2015

02 March 2015

Free ventilation review from Greenwood Airvac

Greenwood Airvac has produced an infographic to explain the benefits of a ventilation review. Click here to open it Greenwood Airvac has designed its free ventilation review to help social housing landlords deal with unsuitable ventilation. The Ventilation Review will provide them with an effective way to deal with condensation, high humidity levels and mould.[…]

  • 02 March 2015