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The big one is back

The Birmingham edition of UK Construction Week – claimed to be the UK’s “largest event for the built environment” – returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 4-6 October 2022. UKCW Birmingham... View Article

Steps towards safety

Kevin Underwood of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) discusses the key components for construction of safe staircases,, and the regulatory background. For many homes, a staircase not only provides a... View Article

The race for space

Kevin Gamble of Saint-Gobain Weber explains how steel frame construction with external wall insulation (EWI) can help to increase not only thermal efficiency but internal area when building new homes... View Article

Local solutions for low-carbon heating

Steve Richmond from Rehau Building Solutions looks at the key considerations when commissioning a district heating network – an key option to consider in the race to reduce carbon in... View Article

The new housing secretary’s Catch 22

Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management & Maintenance magazine, discusses the Government’s ‘transitioning’ housing policies. The Government has sensibly accepted that its long-standing commitment to build... View Article

Change to the decentralised line

LISTEN HERE 🔊 With design and installation of ventilation systems increasingly essential for both new builds and renovations, Richard Poole of Siegenia looks at how decentralised systems can offer an... View Article

Political aims hit turbulence

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Brian Berry, chief executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) wonders whether the UK’s current political turmoil will halt the ‘levelling up’ ambitions. The constant political... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

T-T Ready Sump preformed Benching

Construction of a Sewage Pumping Station is no easy task and is fraught with difficulties. Often the design contains a selection of chambers, some deeper than others and with very... View Article

CaberFloor P5 for creak-free flooring

CaberFloor P5, from timber panel specialist West Fraser, trading as Norbord, is the UK’s most popular moisture resistant flooring panel of its type. It is a high-performance particleboard being widely... View Article

How is CaberFloor made?

In a short video launched by West Fraser, trading as Norbord, the panel product specialist demonstrates how its sturdy CaberFloor is made at the huge Cowie facility near Stirling, Scotland.... View Article

Mix match and coordinate with Kaldewei

When creating a new bathroom, or undertaking a refurbishment many home owners want to design a room that isn’t just practical and functional but reflects their own personal style. For... View Article

Jarvis specifies Earthborn paints

Jarvis Homes, a family company for more than 250 years, set out to improve the sustainability of its building processes and specified Earthborn paints for its Chequers Green development near... View Article
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