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 andpound;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 andpound;100billion in UK infrastructure just a glimpse of the scale of opportunities in world markets post-EU exit?
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