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  • Introduction to preblended concrete
    Ready-mix concrete has in recent years become increasingly sophisticated. Tailored to specific construction applications, the concrete mixes can be made to display various high-performance characteristics. Low-shrink...
  • Introduction to timber windows
    Timber windows give an aesthetically pleasing and traditional appearance to buildings. Because of this, they are suitable for the sympathetic, sensitive requirements of heritage buildings and traditionally designed homes.
  • Introduction to external wall / rainscreen cladding
    Facade cladding forms the weatherproofing skin of a building. It can be fixed directly to the frame, or be constructed as a rainscreen system. Rainscreen cladding has a double-wall construction, with a subframe holding...
  • Introduction to hygienic paints and coatings
    Hygienic paints are typically suitable for use on walls and ceilings in hospitals, food processing facilities, laboratories, and other environments where a sterile finish is required. Anti-bacterial coatings help to inhibit...
  • Introduction to building and walling stone
    Building and walling stone has been used for the construction of masonry buildings and external walls for thousands of years. Blocks are quarried from natural stone such as sandstone, limestone and slate, or manufactured...
  • Introduction to suspension and attachment devices
    Suspension and attachment fixings are used to attach building services equipment – such as ductwork, lighting, pipework, cable trays, sprinklers, trunking and suspended ceiling systems – to corrugated ceiling decks,...
  • Introduction to architectural screens and gratings
    Architectural screens and gratings are manufactured from galvanised steel or stainless steel. The gratings can be used in a wide range of applications, but are primarily used to clad buildings, as screening, to create...
  • Introduction to protective masonry coatings
    Protective masonry coatings are used on external building walls to protect against frost damage, rain, damp, mould, mildew and algae. External wall paints will provide protection as well as a decorative finish, and can be...
  • Introduction to building blocks
    Blockwork forms part of a building’s structure and contributes to its thermal mass. This means it helps the building store, contain and subsequently release heat – an important part of energy efficiency. Walling and flooring...
  • Introduction to industrial doors
    Industrial doors are suitable for large, structural openings in factories and warehouses. Often made from aluminium or galvanised steel, they can be single- or double-skinned, the latter sometimes incorporating insulation.
  • Introduction to metal paints and coatings
    Metal paints and coatings can be applied to interior and exterior metal surfaces, such as radiators, cladding, steelwork, garage doors, garden furniture, gates, railings, gutters, drainpipes and machinery. The metal surface...
  • Introduction to waterproofing and tanking membranes
    Waterproofing and tanking membranes are used for protecting basements, foundations, floors, walls and balconies from water and damp ingress. Tanking membranes are most often used in cellars, basements or below-ground...
  • Introduction to wall ties
    Wall ties are fitted into cavity walls during construction. Commonly made from stainless steel, their job is to tie internal and external brick or blockwork walls and leaves together, for example when building an extension...
  • Introduction to door operators
    Door openers and closers are used for the control and operation of automatic entrance systems, particularly in commercial and public buildings. Doors of any configuration, such as sliding , folding , revolving or swing doors...
  • Introduction to hygienic doors
    Hygienic doors are used in specialist environments where excellent hygiene is critical, such as, laboratories, kitchens, food processing factories, hospitals, pharmaceutical areas and other medical premises. Hygienic doors...