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.
As part of its own contribution to improving air quality, NHS Property Services chose to replace the roof of the Hattersley Health Centre in Hyde, Greater Manchester, with the help of BMI.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Health & Safety, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
Project Specification Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, says the drive to reduce cost must not be allowed to compromise the safety performance of a building, ahead of Fire Door Safety Week.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Doors, Exhibitions and Conferences, Health & Safety, Security and Fire Protection, Seminars
Aggreko has developed its new Dryer DewPoint Monitoring System for its Oil Free Air Compressor product line.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Posts
How do you ensure a fresh, comfortable environment in an internal space the size of 11 football pitches, which can accommodate the transfer of up to 55 million people a year? Gilberts Blackpool have the answer…Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Case Studies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation