The latest Buildingtalk Newsletter included details of a cool evening spent in the sub-zero Ice Bar in central London at the launch of the latest floor drain catalogue from Harmer. Amazing ice sculptures, cocktails and lovely new drains.
Last week we had the latest EU deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions looked good. But the devil is in the detail and Knauf Insulation argue in our Hot Topics that watered down energy efficiency targets for 2030 have, at a stroke, lost 16 years worth of action and perhaps signal the end of our sustainability ambitions. What do you think?
New products this week on Buildingtalk included lifesaving CO gas detectors; a biomass boiler with 20 year guarantees to match RHI investments; a versatile petrol driven disc cutter; and wireless security that can be installed in under two minutes.
Do take a look at an amazing time-lapse video of the 3D printed Wikihouse being built for the London Design Festival – the worlds first DIY low energy house built for under £50K. I want one and have a little bit of land in France where it would be perfect.
And finally, is the news that China plans to invest over £100billion in UK infrastructure just a glimpse of the scale of opportunities in world markets post-EU exit?
Hush ActiV, C-TEC’s innovative new BS 5839-6 domestic fire alarm system, is providing first-class fire protection at a luxury apartment block in Bolton.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Case Studies, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Security and Fire Protection
Over the past year, Uzin Utz UK has been fundraising for the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) Charity, to show its appreciation to our NHS heroes.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Charity work, Floors, news
Sales to builders and contractors by Britain’s builders’ merchants in December 2020 were 8.8% higher than in the same month the year previous, according to BMBI Stats.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Civil Engineering, Hard Landscaping & Walkways, Landscaping, news, Posts, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Walls
Lakes’ ‘The Showering Experience’ is an exclusive e-Learning module for builders’ merchants.Posted in Articles, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Information Technology, Interiors, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Training