All aboard the Trend subway for style

The term ‘Subway tile’ has been around since 1904, when classic, white ceramic tiles were used to adorn New York subway stations. Just like many design originals, this style is now resurfacing with a twist, Italian tilemaker Trend’s new Subway... View Article

New brochure illustrates Techdek’s design versatility

Neaco have released a comprehensive new brochure outlining their acclaimed range of Techdek modular aluminium grille systems. The brochure provides details on a range of open-grille profiles and uses a variety of case studies to illustrate the unrivalled versatility which... View Article

Kingspan first insulation to get BES 6001

The ability to demonstrate responsible sourcing back up the supply chain is becoming increasingly important in today’s competitive and environmentally aware market. Kingspan Insulation is proud to announce that it is the first insulation manufacturer to be certified to the... View Article

Outdoor flooring solutions from Greensquares: case study

Mr Puckey contacted Greensquares as he wanted to improve the quality of his outdoor living space. Initially, Mr Puckey made an enquiry for 15 square metres of TimberTech composite decking. Having discussed his requirements with our in-house architect Mr Puckey... View Article

Xpelair unveil new training centre

Xpelair Ventilation Solutions, one of the UK’s leading providers ventilation systems, has opened a new training centre at its Peterborough site following an extensive investment programme. The centre forms part of the company’s multi-million pound relocation to state-of-the-art facilities, which... View Article

Clad tidings for residents of Canning Town

A refurbishment programme carried out by Newham Council has seen the improvement of 15 timber framed properties on Douglas Road and Ravenscroft Close in Canning Town, E16. With the aim of improving the thermal insulation of the 1960s pre-fabricated houses,... View Article

Cementitious flexible waterproofing membrane – excellent results

Newton 101F cementitious flexible waterproofing membrane is a two-component acrylic modified cementitious coating. It is the ideal product to waterproof and re-surface concrete and masonry. 101F is very user friendly with simple on-site mixing methods. Newton 101F creates an effective... View Article

Composite decking to lust after

‘Delivering first class quality, surpassing customer expectations’ Hands up those companies that don’t strive to achieve these types of goals. Where Dura Composites is different is that it does actually achieve this level time and time again. How to prove... View Article

Ibstock in pole position for 2013 Brick Awards

Ibstock, the UK’s largest brickmaker, is leading the way with shortlisted entries ahead of the Brick Development Association’s (BDA) 2013 Brick Awards. A total of 33 Ibstock projects which highlight the aesthetic appeal, versatility and performance of Ibstock’s range went... View Article

Schneider Electric launches new Argus presence detector range

Global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric, has launched a new range of presence and movement detectors, enabling users to drastically reduce energy wastage, through better lighting control. The new Argus movement and presence detectors offer demand-based, automatic lighting control... View Article

Helifix BowTie – the solution for bowed building walls

The recently upgraded BowTie HD, from masonry repair specialist Helifix, is the ideal solution to the problem of bulging and unstable building walls. Fully concealed once installed, it rapidly restores structural stabilisation by securing the wall to internal joists or... View Article

Next generation insulation for exclusive development

A stylish purpose built development of three houses in Buckingham Road, Leeds is the latest project to benefit from OPTIM-R – an optimum performance Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) from market leaders Kingspan Insulation. With great links to the city centre... View Article

Abode Theorem sink & edge tap

Theorem, a creatively designed sink collection introducing simple shapes, plain expanses of stainless steel and tightly radiused angles. There are six interestingly shaped sinks within the range which all come complete with the unique Abode Orbit waste, fittings, overflow, fixing... View Article

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