Dickies has it all wrapped up

When working in the great outdoors it is important to ensure you have the correct outer and inner layer clothing for the task in hand. Dickies work coats and jackets have been developed over decades and tested in the toughest... View Article

VIPs seal the deal

By Tony Millichap, technical manager of Kingspan Insulation Limited. Ensuring a high level of building fabric performance has become increasingly important in recent years as new regulations and the rising cost of energy lead to a greater demand for more... View Article

Lead roofing and its modern replacements

Theft of lead flashings from roofs and concerns over the health and safety implications of working with the material generally has prompted the launch of lead-free solutions. Kevin Ley, technical manager of UK roofing manufacturer Redland, explores the issues. Increasing... View Article

Below ground waterproofing for new build farmhouse

Landmarks (UK) Ltd, a Yorkshire based developer, has used Triton waterproofing systems in the construction of a traditional two storey farmhouse. The property sits on a natural gentle slope, so the basement is fully buried to the rear with a... View Article

Opulence from Abode

Opulence, a new traditional style bathroom collection from Abode – true classic styling with a very modern twist. Opulence is the epitome of classic design with smooth curved spouts and voluptuous body design which will look equally at home, in... View Article

Simply SIPS

Tony Millichap, technical manager, Kingspan Insulation Limited discusses the reasons for choosing SIPs. Many people dream of building their own home and, whether it is to be a futuristic timber clad construction or a traditional looking brick faced house, the... View Article

Embrace the best of British style with Charlton & Jenrick

Charlton & Jenrick, the leading UK manufacturer and supplier of stylish fires, fireplaces and stoves, offers a wide range of products to suit different interiors and requirements. From a cutting-edge look such as a ‘hole in the wall’ fire for... View Article

Nationwide Windows’ bi-folds are Secured by Design

Nationwide Windows, the UK window and door manufacturer with a 27 year heritage is delighted to announce that its bi-fold doors now meet the requirements of Secured by Design (SBD) – the official UK Police flagship initiative to support the... View Article

AkzoNobel publishes new OJEU Guide

AkzoNobel, parent company of paint brand, Dulux Trade, has launched an advisory document on how the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) impacts tendering public sector decoration projects. It is designed to help specifiers navigate their way through the... View Article

Specifying historic shades with flame retardant protection

When choosing paint for historic buildings, specifiers can choose products that offer a double duty, with high technology flame retardant paints available in historic colour palettes. Debbie Orr, Crown Trade brand manager gives an insight. Protecting heritage properties needs to... View Article

Clean and green future with soap-based home insulation

University of Salford researchers are set to clean up thanks to a cheap, environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based insulation for homes – blocks of soap. Increased pressure to make buildings more energy efficient is leading to greater demands for insulation... View Article

Dorma produces full products range in BIM

DORMA are proud to announce that they have launched a wide range of their products as Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects. All DORMA objects are free to download at www.dorma-uk.co.uk and the Bimstore Library, which will make identifying the most... View Article

Marley Eternit helps make Code 4 concept house a reality

Marley Eternit has supplied fibre cement Cedral Weatherboard and Rivendale slates for First-Step’s Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 Concept House on Aldersley Road, Wolverhampton. The aim of the project is simple: to create a three bedroom family home that... View Article

Ventrolla to exhibit at the Scottish Home Show

Timber sash window specialist, Ventrolla, will be making an appearance at the Scottish Home Show this September, in the shows 66th year. Hosted at the Aberdeen AECC between the 27th and 29th September, the show has everything homeowners could possibly... View Article

Soundtect re-launch at 100% Design

Soundtect re-launch at 100% Design Innovative designs providing acoustical solutions for Education, Offices, Commercial, Hospitality, Leisure and Domestic applications. Using recycled materials for their panels, Soundtect™ has managed to camouflage acoustic function with imagination, and produce panels that are technically... View Article

How to sample a clay roof tile

John Alderman from Traditional Clay Roof Tiles Ltd has some top tips on how to sample a clay roof tile to get the best results. Many a time a mistake has been made where people will select a roof tile... View Article

How secure is your garage?

Choosing a garage door for a self-build project can be a daunting challenge. To help you make the right decision, garage door manufacturer Hörmann, offers advice on the options available. When it comes to self-build projects, garage doors tend to... View Article