04 December 2014

Northcot bricks for refurbuishment of historic Marston Brewery chimney

THE REFURBISHMENT OF MARSTON’S HISTORIC CHIMNEY Marston’s brewery in Burton-on-Trent, is very much the spiritual home of British beer.   Still brewing in the traditional way, this historic brewery was established in 1834, using the unique spring water from the Trent Valley that gives its ales the famous sulphurous aroma known as the ‘Burton snatch’. The[…]

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04 December 2014

Dutch style waterfront housing in Leicestershire wins top Brick Award

Waterside, Mountsorrel Staithe inland harbour Mount Sorrel Staithe inland harbour with Dutch style Quayside waterfront housing Best Housing 6 – 25 unit category at the 2014 Annual Brick Awards Designed and built by Black Hawk Properties Waterside is a private development around Mount Sorrel Staithe, a 32-berth inland harbour in Leicestershire, built in the style[…]

  • 04 December 2014

04 December 2014

Energy efficiency improvements is top priority for UK homeowners

YouGov poll by Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland 54% of respondents said making their homes more energy efficient was a priority for them in the next 3 to 5 years 61% were over the age of 60 – a group most at risk from the effects of fuel poverty Mark Weaver Mark Weaver, Project Director for[…]

  • 04 December 2014

04 December 2014

Cembrit PB Flex provides a stable base for curved rendering

Cembrit PB Flex enables curves to be created Cembrit PB Flex for curved walls, beams, columns, arches and vaulted ceilings   Cembrit PB is a versatile building board providing a stable base for a range of internal and external applications.  Low water absorbency makes Cembrit PB ideal for use as a tile backer board for[…]

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03 December 2014

Three wins for London School of Economics at Brick Awards

LSE Saw Swee Hock Three awards were presented to the London School of Economics (LSE) at the 2014 Brick Awards held at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel in London. Best Education Category Innovative Use of Brick and Clay Products, Supreme Winner – the project considered to be the best overall LSE Saw Swee Hock Student[…]

  • 03 December 2014

03 December 2014

Sika’s new £2.5m R&D Centre opened by HRH Duke of Kent

Sika new UK Research and Development Centre Sika’s new andpound;2.5million research and development centre in Preston, UK, was opened on 26 November, 2014 by HRH Duke of Kent. Sika continues to invest in the development of technologically advanced liquid roofing membranes and new product technologies – such as the low solvent iCure range. The new[…]

  • 03 December 2014

03 December 2014

London sustainable community development wins at 2014 Brick Awards

Rockbourne Mews sustainable community development 2014 Brick Awards – Rockbourne Mews ©TimCrocker Winner of the Architect’s Choice Award at the 2014 Brick Awards Designed by Robert and Jessica Barker Constructed by Phase Brickworks Designed by Robert and Jessica Barker, Rockbourne Mews is a small development of three properties constructed by Brickwork Contractor Phase Brickworks, using[…]

  • 03 December 2014

03 December 2014

Sika’s new £2.5m R&D Centre opened by HRH Duke of Kent

Sika new UK Research and Development Centre Sika’s new £2.5million research and development centre in Preston, UK, was opened on 26 November, 2014 by HRH Duke of Kent. Sika continues to invest in the development of technologically advanced liquid roofing membranes and new product technologies – such as the low solvent iCure range. The new[…]

  • 03 December 2014

02 December 2014

Five G14 Awards for Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF) member companies

G14 Awards Brian Baker, the GGF’s President (second from left) presented The Glass Company of the Year Award to Ravensby Glass. Five members companies of the GGF collected G14 Awards at the event hosted by comedian Kevin Bridges. The GGF Member Company winners Pilkington UK for the Stonehenge Visitor Centre – Commercial Project of the[…]

  • 02 December 2014

02 December 2014

Glassolutions spectacular glass walkway floors across Tower Bridge

Tourists visiting Tower Bridge can see a unique view of the bridge mechanism and road below – through two new glass walkway floors installed by Glassolutions, 42 metres above the River Thames. Tourists visiting Tower Bridge have spectacular views of the bridge mechanism and road below through two new glass floors design and manufactured by[…]

  • 02 December 2014