BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
My favourite comment after the clear Tory majority win in the UK General Election last week was: No more Balls from Labour – and no Scottish Nanny putting us all on the naughty step. I couldnt possibly comment, but I do believe it was a good result for the construction industry. Ive listed below just some of the Government pledges that will help promote UK construction.
However, we still face a number of key challenges, not least how to solve the current housing shortfall. Despite housebuilders having the best results since 2007 (40k homes were registered in Q1, up 18% on 2014, says NHBC), PSB Magazine explains why a single strategy wont be enough to solve the issue.
Next week I will be at THE VAULT showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week. I will be live online via the new Periscope technology, promoted via Twitter, to interview interior designer Gary Wheeler. If you have an iPhone or iPad, do follow Buildingtalk on Twitter and you will get a live link prompt next Thursday lunchtime, 21st May. You can comment live during the interview but do keep it clean or I will be in trouble.
We reveal Britains most hated bathroom chore and the 8 construction world records that set new building innovation standards.
Installing radiators in a live environment poses unique challenges for the installer, which are amplified in care-cantered environments, such as hospitals, as Contour explain here…Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing
Dowsil sealants have been supplied by the Sherwin Williams Company to one of Dow’s leading Quality Bond customers, Architectural Engineering Ltd (AEL).Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Cladding, Facades, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls
Kalzip has had its FC rainscreen facade system tested in accordance with BS 8414-1 and has successfully met the requirements of BR 135.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Systems, Facades, Research & Materials Testing, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection, Walls
To recognise International Women’s Day on 8 March, safety expert OnSite Support has announced the measures it is taking to support women in construction.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, news, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Training