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  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: Timber panels for a post-lockdown world
    Timber panels for a post-lockdown world
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    Our surrounding built environment has a tangible impact on our quality of life, and more so as the amount of time we spend indoors increases. A significant consideration is the air quality inside our buildings, which is determined in part by the building materials used. This makes it essential that all building products specified be aligned with...
    10 July 2020
  • Sound Reduction Systems: Part E Specification Generator from SRS
    Part E Specification Generator from SRS
    Sound Reduction Systems
    Unsure of which product or system is most suited to your project? Let acoustic experts Sound Reduction Systems Ltd (SRS) assist with our Part E Specification Generator. Our Part E Specification Generator is designed to quickly take specifiers and architects through the decision-making process for new build and conversion projects and guide the...
    05 June 2020
  • A Proctor Group: A Proctor Membranes keep your building envelope safe
    A Proctor Membranes keep your building envelope safe
    A Proctor Group
    Let A Proctor Group Breathable Membranes keep your building envelope safe whilst you keep safe in these challenging times. BS 5534 and BS 5250 address membrane requirements but do not take into account sites being closed for over 3 months due to Covid-19 lockdown. Whilst most membranes are weather resistant for 3 months, the best advice is to...
    15 April 2020
  • Westgate: Hoardfast: helping healthcare segregation amidst COVID19
    Hoardfast: helping healthcare segregation amidst COVID19
    Westgate
    Having previously worked with the NHS and within the healthcare industry, Westgate have seen an unprecedented increase in the demand for Hoardfast during the last few weeks. This demand is being driven by the need for hospitals to close off wards, create isolation pods and segregate existing ward spaces. Our Hoardfast internal hoarding product has...
    30 March 2020
  • Sound Reduction Systems: SafeContractor accreditation - Sound Reduction Systems
    SafeContractor accreditation - Sound Reduction Systems
    Sound Reduction Systems
    Sound Reduction Systems, a leading acoustic insulation systems manufacturer and supplier, has been awarded the highly respected Alcumus SafeContractor accreditation in recognition of its Sonata installation team’s health and safety excellence. As a major nationwide installer of products for improving acoustics within schools and other public and...
    04 March 2020
  • Sound Reduction Systems: Free acoustic assessments for schools and colleges
    Free acoustic assessments for schools and colleges
    Sound Reduction Systems
    The key to addressing poor acoustics in schools is assessing the current building conditions. That’s why Sound Reduction Systems are offering a free assessment. Our experienced acoustics specialists will visit your school or college and conduct a thorough survey – you will then have a detailed report outlining our recommendations. The case for...
    27 January 2020
  • Sound Reduction Systems: Free acoustic consultation and guide for schools
    Free acoustic consultation and guide for schools
    Sound Reduction Systems
    Sound Reduction Systems (SRS) is helping schools make improvements to learning environments by providing a free consultation and assessment in order to put in place an effective acoustics upgrade action plan. SRS has also worked extensively within schools, colleges and universities to improve the learning environment. Their wealth of experience...
    02 October 2019
  • Westgate: Westgate’s circular economy initiative minimises waste
    Westgate’s circular economy initiative minimises waste
    Westgate
    Westgate is proud to announce our Hoardfast sustainability promise. Centred around the ethos of reuse, relocate and recycle, it aims to minimise waste during construction projects and the money that is generated from the sale of the recyclable internal hoarding panels is donated to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). Working extensively within...
    16 September 2019
  • Sound Reduction Systems: £3m fund could help village hall acoustics upgrades
    £3m fund could help village hall acoustics upgrades
    Sound Reduction Systems
    Excessive noise and poor speech intelligibility within village halls in England could become a thing of the past thanks to the launch of a new £3m government fund which enables trustees to apply for grants to upgrade their facilities. The Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund is issuing awards for up to 20 per cent of improvement costs, with a...
    29 August 2019
  • Norbord: Norbord launches CaberAcoustic flooring range
    Norbord launches CaberAcoustic flooring range
    Norbord
    The UK's most specified chipboard flooring - CaberFloor 5 - has been upgraded with an attached acoustic layer on the underside to reduce both impact and airborne transmitted sounds in timber flooring. The new product is called CaberAcoustic and is suitable for domestic and non-domestic applications...
    02 October 2017
  • Knauf Insulation: Knauf Insulation helps Open Hands with warmer buildings
    Knauf Insulation helps Open Hands with warmer buildings
    Knauf Insulation
    Knauf Insulation recently donated a mixture of its Earthwool® insulation products to a project in Leicester, assisted by CRASH – the construction and property industry’s charity for the homeless – to help convert garages into a new support centre for The Open Hands Trust. The Open Hands Trust exists to make a powerful and lasting difference in the...
    16 April 2014
  • Knauf Danoline: Do you know the quality of the air in your office?
    Do you know the quality of the air in your office?
    Knauf Danoline
    How about in your living room? The answer might shock you, especially considering the fact that we spend up to 90% of our time indoors. Indoor air is polluted in many ways - building materials, furniture, cleaning agents and people all release particles and odours (so-called VOC's or Volatile Organic Compounds) that contaminate indoor air. Poor...
    03 April 2014
  • Address the sound of your home's acoustics
    Knauf Danoline
    In many countries, modern homes are designed with high ceilings and large glass surfaces to let as much daylight in as possible. Add to this the minimalistic trend of sparse furnishing and hard surfaces, and you have the formula for an unpleasant sound environment. In such rooms, the sound remains in the room for too long, reverberating between...
    03 April 2014
  • Knauf Insulation: Knauf Insulation joins Sustainable Energy Association
    Knauf Insulation joins Sustainable Energy Association
    Knauf Insulation
    Knauf Insulation is the latest company to join the newly launched organisation, Sustainable Energy Association, at the highest category of membership. As Knauf Insulation is one of the leading providers of energy efficiency measures and building products in the UK and across Europe, it has joined the Sustainable Energy Association to take an...
    18 March 2014
  • Knauf: Bag yourself a van in £20,000 Knauf promotion
    Bag yourself a van in £20,000 Knauf promotion
    Knauf
    Bag yourself a van in £20,000 Knauf promotion Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials and systems – is reprising its popular Golden Ticket competition from last year with another stunning prize promotion worth over £20,000. Top of the prize list is a VW Caddy Van, which retails at over £14,000. Runner Up prizes...
    19 July 2013