I live near Battersea power station, made famous by Pink Floyd’s inflatable pigs flying through its massive chimneys back in the seventies. The long overdue redevelopment of this iconic site will be at the heart of the regeneration of south London, not least because two of the world’s best architects, Frank Geary & Norman Foster, are to have a hand in the design. Amazing. Maybe pigs do fly.
The latest ONS statistics show that a 2.5% growth in construction in Q3 seems to have fired-up GDP which has grown too, despite the fact that last year’s comparative Q3 included the lift from the London Olympics.
Take a look at our selection from industry news sent in to Buildingtalk in the past 7 days. Highlights include details of the first trade kitchen price comparison site; the latest RIBA approved CPD from Abloy; a new roofing guide from Jewson; and much more, including some interesting project stories. Our VIDEO OF THE WEEK shows the impact of solar thermal hot water on green statistics. Check out all the story summaries below and follow the links for useful downloads.
And don’t miss-out on the chance to win a new van by entering the BAL prize draw.
Finally, I will be at the Batimat exhibition in Paris next week, including attending a digital presentation of the design concepts behind 50 innovative architectural buildings that have transformed the city. Follow the link below for more on this.
Keylite Roof Windows (Keylite), part of The Keystone Group, is offering a new CPD webinar entitled ‘Addressing Thermal Performance in Roof Windows’.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Glass, Glazing, Information Technology, Roofs, Seminars, Windows
Keystone Lintels is making builders merchants ‘an offer they can’t refuse’, in a dramatic movie themed campaign designed to boost turnover.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls
Crown Trade’s range of Clean Extreme Mould Inhibiting paints offers long-lasting protection against unsightly and unhealthy surface mould.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Health & Safety, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Paints, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation
The GGF has welcomed the Governments’ recent unveiling of their roadmaps to recovery, but remains cautious after many false starts to the recovery over the past year.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Glass, Glazing, Health & Safety, news, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Site Preparation, Windows