The findings of the Retrofit for the Future’ study will be launched at the Retrofit Live event held at the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) next month and will include discuss the outcomes of the recent £17m programme. We need to get serious about retrofit and this event and study will point the way forward.
The GGF campaign to cut VAT on maintenance and home improvements has been boosted by a recent report from Experian that says this could add £15billion to the UK economy plus create 95k jobs and save tonnes of CO2. With an election round the corner maybe this is campaign will catch the eye of the Chancellor.
Among the top stories this week, we include a report on the carbon footprint of clay brick manufacturing and project story on a new movable wall system creating space at the top BMW showroom in Mayfair. Check-out all the summaries below for more new product and project stories.
Finally, was The Shard the thin edge of the vertical wedge? With London’s skyline set to be filled with 250 more towers, is it time to challenge this trend? Comment via the Buildingtalk Tweet on this.
TG Escapes, the team behind Modular Classrooms, explore how it can have a positive impact in the learning environment, now children have returned to school.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Health & Safety, Lighting, news, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation
Peri LTD, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of formwork and scaffolding, recently had Gatic CastSlot installed at its extensive multi-purpose service yard.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Civil Engineering, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Hard Landscaping & Walkways, Landscaping, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation
Staff at CMS Group are voluntarily taking part in a programme to help wildlife thrive at the company’s main manufacturing site and have been recognised for their efforts by leading UK wildness charity, the John Muir Trust.Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Facades, Site Preparation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Walls, Waste Management & Recycling, Windows
Contour has been talking about the recyclability of LST radiators and radiator covers when they come to the end of their lifespan and need to be replaced.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Site Preparation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Waste Management & Recycling