Education sector building boom and Retrofit Roadshows begin

  • 12 Sep 2013

Education sector building boom and Retrofit Roadshows begin

I will be at the Timber Expo show [24/25th Sept at NEC], not least because it is the best opportunity this year to see the latest timber technology and new wood products all in one visit – plus visit useful seminars. If you have something new for me to see, do be in touch via [email protected]buildingtalk.com and I’ll come and have a look.

I am also planning to visit one of the Retrofit Roadshows after good reports from the Liverpool event last week, the first of 12 shows nationwide – the next being at Cardiff on 17th Sept. These are very good networking events plus you can keep-up with the growing retrofit market opportunities.  For example, the low carbon economy in North West region alone is estimated to be worth £11.8bn and 1,250 jobs will need to be created to meet government homes retrofitting targets.

We have lots of new products in this week’s Buildingtalk, so check out the summaries for links to more details. And check-out a great energy and water saving portable building from Wernick Hire via our latest Video of the Week.

Buildingtalk Twittercalls for comments on the merits of A14 Toll Road by-pass; and the prospects of an education sector buildingboom.

And finally, when our old nuclear power stations were flogged-off to EDF at a knock-down price, the talk was of them building new ones. Now it looks like any new build is on hold. Call me suspicious but what is going on?

TOP 10 STORIES

New electric underfloor heating system cuts installation time by up to 70%

Easy installed high performance foam sealing and insulation tapes at Timber Expo

Retrofitting opportunities explored at first Retrofit Roadshow

New large polymer manifold chamber for ground source heat pumps

New Fuego dimmable COB LED downlight from National Lighting

Aicrete systems company introduces new downloadable BIM objects

New Xcell Compact XR offers the smallest and most energy efficient MVHR solution

Carbon steel piping offers corrosion resistance and long life

 

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

GreenSpace energy saving ECO portable building from Wernick Hire

 

LATEST PROJECT STORIES

Ardal cladding from Carea specified for new-style John Lewis department store

CE Mark achieved for masonry support systems and windposts

New range of stainless steel sinks offers seamless integration

Swisslab wall insulation chosen for difficult timber frame homes refurbishment

New sustainability scheme launched by Wetherby Building Systems

Duplexvent heat recovery unit from Airflow shortlisted in the Energy Awards

Youngest member of Team GB TaeKwondo Team sponsored by Wilo

GGF sponsor ‘Best Use of Glass in the Home’ at NHIC Awards 2013

 

TWEETS OF THE WEEK

Is Toll Road solution for A14 bypass a good idea?

Another Education Sector boom on the way?

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