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  • Metsä Wood UK: Increasing awareness for sustainable urban construction
    Increasing awareness for sustainable urban construction
    01 September 2021 - Metsä Wood UK
    Accelerating urbanisation is a worldwide phenomenon. Cities produce more than 70% of global CO2 emissions. This means that the choices that cities make have huge implications for the people and for the planet. The citizens are...
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  • West Fraser: Visionary book inspired by West Fraser’s competition
    Visionary book inspired by West Fraser’s competition
    16 June 2021 - West Fraser
    Now in its seventh year, the RIBAJ/Norbord Europe (now part of West Fraser) competition is designed to encourage architects to push the creative boundaries when considering the use of SterlingOSB Zero the only OSB panel on the...
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  • West Fraser: West Fraser acquires Norbord
    West Fraser acquires Norbord
    29 March 2021 - West Fraser
    West Fraser, a leading North American diversified wood products company acquired the outstanding common shares of Norbord, the world’s largest OSB producer, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately C$4.0 billion (US...
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  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: Got an idea? Win big with MEDITE
    Got an idea? Win big with MEDITE
    11 January 2021 - MEDITE SMARTPLY
    MEDITE MDF from MEDITE SMARTPLY has launched a brand new digital platform for MDF enthusiasts who are looking for a leading, versatile new material to bring their ideas to life. Joiners, carpenters, furniture makers, or anyone...
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  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: Timber panels for a post-lockdown world
    Timber panels for a post-lockdown world
    10 July 2020 - 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...
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  • Sound Reduction Systems: Part E Specification Generator from SRS
    Part E Specification Generator from SRS
    05 June 2020 - 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...
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  • A Proctor Group: A Proctor Membranes keep your building envelope safe
    A Proctor Membranes keep your building envelope safe
    15 April 2020 - 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...
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  • Westgate: Hoardfast: helping healthcare segregation amidst COVID19
    Hoardfast: helping healthcare segregation amidst COVID19
    30 March 2020 - 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...
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  • Sound Reduction Systems: SafeContractor accreditation - Sound Reduction Systems
    SafeContractor accreditation - Sound Reduction Systems
    04 March 2020 - 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...
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  • Sound Reduction Systems: Free acoustic assessments for schools and colleges
    Free acoustic assessments for schools and colleges
    27 January 2020 - 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...
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  • Sound Reduction Systems: Free acoustic consultation and guide for schools
    Free acoustic consultation and guide for schools
    02 October 2019 - 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...
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  • Westgate: Westgate’s circular economy initiative minimises waste
    Westgate’s circular economy initiative minimises waste
    16 September 2019 - 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...
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  • Sound Reduction Systems: £3m fund could help village hall acoustics upgrades
    £3m fund could help village hall acoustics upgrades
    29 August 2019 - 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...
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  • Knauf Insulation: Knauf Insulation helps Open Hands with warmer buildings
    Knauf Insulation helps Open Hands with warmer buildings
    16 April 2014 - 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...
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  • Knauf Danoline: Do you know the quality of the air in your office?
    Do you know the quality of the air in your office?
    03 April 2014 - 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...
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