Stannah has published a new white paper on specifying passenger lifts and is offering those who download it an opportunity to get their hands on a new iPad Mini. Meanwhile, Schal is offering useful details for building managers on Display Energy Certificates, including how to avoid financial penalties.
Our latest project stories include the elephant in the room, standing on Northcot Bricks at the new Serpentine Gallery, as well as gold standard cables from Prysmian installed at the new Leeds arena. Check out all the latest industry news summaries below and follow the links for more useful downloads, or watch the Video of the Week from Armourcoat on polished plaster and surface finishes.
Some interesting news via the new Buildingtalk home page Twitter feed includes a CIOB survey saying corruption is rife in the construction industry; IKEA selling cut-price solar panels from China because high prices are preventing UK take-up; and Boris Johnson saying fracking is the answer to the UK trade deficit. We’d love to hear what you think – though please, keep it clean!
We have more good news too, with the UK construction output expanding for a 5th month in September, plus homebuilding is now showing the strongest growth for a decade.
Freefoam has strong ties with contractors, architects and specifiers, thanks to its ‘The Power of Many’ approach.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Cladding, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Walls
Britain’s builders’ merchants sales to builders and contractors bounced back strongly in the three months May to July, as reported in July’s BMBI report.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Landscaping, news, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Timber Buildings and Timber Products
Local authorities and housing associations can now access free guidance on self-closing devices for fire doors, as the GAI has launched a new door closer safety checklist.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Publications, Security and Fire Protection
A dynamic South Coast start-up, Energy Carbon, has won the exclusive contract to distribute cutting-edge German heating technology to the UK.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency