17 November 2014

Can sustainably made bricks reduce building and demolition waste?

Jim Matthews, third generation owner of family run brick works H.G. Matthews, offers insight into how choosing bricks which have been wood-fired, a process which dates back to the 18th century, can offer massive sustainability benefits. Sustainable brick manufacture Brick making is estimated to be between 6,000 and 10,000 years old but a booming global[…]

  • 17 November 2014

17 November 2014

Windows, doors & kitchens manufacturer exhibiting at Homes 2014

The show revolves around asset management, maintenance, sustainability and offsite construction The windows, doors and kitchens manufacturer’s customer base across the construction industry in London and the south east region includes contractors, developers, councils, public sector bodies and housing and trade associations. This year’s show is dedicated to asset management, repairs and maintenance, retrofit, sustainability,[…]

  • 17 November 2014

17 November 2014

Kooltherm from Kingspan Tarec for new Dunlop manufacturing facility

Kooltherm from Kingspan Tarec for Dunlop new manufacturing facility 1,000 linear metres of Kingspan Tarec Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation were installed on the on the heating and domestic services pipework as well as on the supply vent ductwork across the building by M&E Contractors, P&R Morson. new facility achieved an EPC ‘A’ 21 rating and[…]

  • 17 November 2014

14 November 2014

Fila protects decorative floor surfaces at greenest service station in UK

Fila floor protection systems have been chosen to protect floor surfaces at Gloucester Services Greener services The new £40m Gloucester Services near the Cotswolds, on the northbound M5, was delivered by AFL Architects and includes local stone and timber lighting designs and an arched wildflower seeded roof. Gloucester Services sustainable features include electrical vehicle charging[…]

  • 14 November 2014

14 November 2014

Metal Technology architectural aluminium products enhance a Grand Design

Architect Patrick Bradley’s spectacular home created around shipping containers and featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. The home design by architect Patrick Bradley comprised four shipping containers, welded together in the shape of a cross and cantilevered over a stream on his family farm outside Belfast. Metal Technology, working with fabricator Top Glass to Patrick[…]

  • 14 November 2014

14 November 2014

Expanded polystyrene makers adopt ‘airpop’ name

Airpop expanded polystyrene EPS renamed Brand name airpop¬ now replaces many names previously used across Europe including Styropor, PSE, Piepschuim and Polyfoam bringing a common European name for the material. David Emes, Chairman of the BPF EPS group: ñAirpop has been chosen because the name immediately brings to mind what the material is made of[…]

  • 14 November 2014

13 November 2014

Ecophon Focus LP system creates acoustic ceiling linear design

Ecophon’s Focus Lp is the only acoustic ceiling on the market that creates the sharp linear lines in a room that designers and installers choose to provide a sense of direction.  Standard option is available in various panel sizes including a new 300mm panel. Additional options offered by Focus Lp Premium enable designers to discreetly[…]

  • 13 November 2014

13 November 2014

Automatic window actuators for school’s smoke ventilation

Window actuators from SE Controls were specified for use at the Holy Rosary School in Johannesburg In the event of a fire, SE Controls’ SECO stroke chain actuators, which are fire tested to EN12101-2: Annex G Standard, are activated to provide appropriate ventilation that ensures fire escape routes remain smoke free. The actuators were commissioned[…]

  • 13 November 2014

11 November 2014

Walltite spray foam provides insulation at shipping container house

The home was constructed using shipping containers The closed polyurethane spray foam was applied all over the walls and ceilings to a depth of 125mm to provide airtight insulation with a U-value of 0.2 W/m2K, providing significant energy savings for the life of the building. Grand Designs presenter, Kevin McCloud, pointed out that the house[…]

  • 11 November 2014

11 November 2014

Encon Insulation partners with Nevill Long at new branch

The new site in Feltham will allow for the creation of new jobs The new branch incorporates three industrial units and two large yards that will help to improve delivery and trade for Encon, whilst its proximity to Heathrow Airport and major motorways will help with the transportation of goods. After 30 years of being[…]

  • 11 November 2014