Sapphire showcases offsite expertise at Southbank Place

Sapphire has risen to the unique design challenges of two new residential towers at Southbank Place in London. Sapphire was commissioned to design, manufacture and supply 128 balconies for the landmark project on the site formerly used for the iconic... View Article

Why use a breathable paint?

Paint breathability measures how air and water vapour flows through its surface. Older properties were built using materials that were designed to promote this airflow. Using paint with a high level of breathability, with breathable building materials, avoids moisture being... View Article

Encasement fire sprinkler boxing – helping save time & money

Where fire sprinkler systems are being retro-fitted in social housing tower blocks and flats, Encasement’s ‘Versa’ range provides a cost effective, durable and easy-fit solution when boxing-in surface mounted fire sprinkler pipework. Manufactured from pre-formed FSC® certified plywood and pre-finished... View Article

Birkdale brings its brands together

As the company approaches its 40th anniversary in 2022, Birkdale has announced a branding refresh across its product ranges. By identifying its series of sub-brands as ‘By Birkdale,’ it will enable the company to clearly present its comprehensive suite of... View Article

Setcrete reveals top three causes of flooring failure

Leading manufacturer of high-performance floor preparation products, Setcrete has revealed the top three reasons for flooring installation failures when using floor levelling compounds and adhesives to install textile, resilient or wooden floorcoverings. The number one cause of floor failure is... View Article

Norcros Adhesives expands its successful Rock-Tite range

Strong sales through distribution of Norcros Rock-Tite Exterior Porcelain & Stone System have led the company to introduce an alternative formulation for the mortar element of this innovative 3-part system. Norcros Rock-Tite comprises a Primer, a Mortar and a Brush-In... View Article

Mental health volunteers welcomed at Designer Contracts

A new scheme to help workplace employees through the worries and concerns of the COVID crisis has been welcomed by staff at Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor. A snap poll of the company’s mental health volunteers showed that... View Article

Panasonic Expands Technical Helpline

Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions has expanded its technical helpline to provide further customer support with a larger team and a host of new online tools designed to help customers when they need it most. Richard Bishop, Head of Marketing... View Article

Take an active approach to passive fire protection with Sika

Leading speciality chemical manufacturer Sika Limited is helping specifiers contain and control the spread of fire with its high-performance passive fire protection products for linear and penetration seals. Sika’s passive fire protection range has been specifically developed to restore the... View Article

You can count on what’s inside

Within each new Bristan tap is a new, brilliant cartridge. It advances the performance of every tap to a new level. It features noise cancelling technology that makes these taps 23% quieter. Incorporates glide feel technology that makes them 20%... View Article

Fibo Reaffirms Commitment to Environment with EPD

As part of its continued commitment to sustainability, Fibo, the leading supplier of waterproof wall panels, is now providing customers with easier access to its environmental data, with its wall panel EPD now available to download online.  The Environmental Product... View Article