Insulating 7m solid wall homes + top 10 UK cities for house building
Following our report last week on the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, Wetherby Building Systems reminded us that besides helping kick-start the moribund Green Deal, 7m solid wall properties in the UK could benefit from this grant to retro-fit external wall insulation. Don’t tell the Treasury.
With house-building growth with up 7% in Q1, the NHBC list the top 10 UK cities leading the way. And for those who love lists, here are the 10 tallest buildings in Europe under construction in Europe; and 4 types of bad managers holding back growth.
Buildingtalk news this week includes Hitachi’s new compact air source heat pump that can help reduce heating bills by up to 60%; in response to new legislation, Hydro International offer an e-guide on how to deliver effective SuDS solutions; a comprehensive swimming pool construction CPD from Mapei; following £3m of R&D, Eurocell launch the UK’s first fully integrated door & window system; and CIAT announce that their Architectural Technology Awards are open for entries.
A new report — from IFSEC Global, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions and analysts Omdia — reveals fresh market data generated by a survey conducted at the end of 2020.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Articles, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, Publications, Research & Materials Testing, Security and Fire Protection
Lake Huron House, on the banks of one of North America’s five Great Lakes; features glass products from the Pilkington product portfolio.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Glass, Glass Projects, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows
ASSA ABLOY has assisted with the design and specification of doorsets and relevant hardware at a primary school.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Canopies, Entrances & Column Casings, Case Studies, Doors, Health & Safety, Interiors, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection
It has never been more important to make the right choices in materials selection, according to a new white paper from Geberit.Posted in Articles, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Innovations & New Products, Interiors, Pipes, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing, Publications