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  • H+H UK: H+H builds its sustainability credentials
    H+H builds its sustainability credentials
    H+H UK
    H+H has been awarded an “Excellent” rating in the BES 6001 Framework Standard for responsible sourcing of construction products. This is a further step up from the company's previous certification and is in recognition of H+H's continued efforts to build on its environmental performance. The BES 6001 standard recognises that each individual...
    04 November 2019
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: Luxury house beats humidity with MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME
    Luxury house beats humidity with MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    Situated on an exclusive Caribbean island, luxury private residence Casa Blanca underwent a specialised interior refit geared especially toward immunising the house from the intense humidity. Where the moisture in the air can reach up to 82% in the wet season (July-Nov), Mark Reeve, Director of the Wardrobe and Bookcase Company Ltd. who...
    10 October 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
  • Tobermore: New Paving & Walling Specification Guide from Tobermore
    New Paving & Walling Specification Guide from Tobermore
    Tobermore
    Tobermore continues to set standards with the launch of their official new Paving & Walling Specification Guide. Designed with architects, landscape designers, developers, building contractors and housebuilders in mind, the all-encompassing new guide is complete with all the latest additions to Tobermore’s extensive paving and walling ranges, and...
    28 August 2019
  • Andy Swift new Head of UK Operations
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Andy Swift has been appointed as head of UK and Republic of Ireland operations for window and door sealants and air tightness specialist, ISO-Chemie. Heading up a national team, Andy Swift, who brings more than 20 years’ experience in the window and conservatory manufacturing industries to the role, will continue to oversee strong growth and...
    16 August 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO CHEMIE’S Peter Thompson retires
    ISO CHEMIE’S Peter Thompson retires
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Peter Thompson, a leading figure in the UK window and door sealants sector for more than two decades, is calling time on his career to pursue new activities. Currently general manager UK for ISO-CHEMIE, Peter will be retiring from his role at the end of June but is already planning the next instalment of his life with several personal projects...
    14 June 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-BLOCO HYBRATEC: revolutionary hybrid technology
    ISO-BLOCO HYBRATEC: revolutionary hybrid technology
    ISO-CHEMIE
    With ISO-BLOCO HYBRATEC, ISO-Chemie is setting a new benchmark in terms of multi-functional tape 4.0. This innovative hybrid technology combines the high resistance to air and driving rain provided by window connection films with the optimum expansion force and high long-term capacity to absorb movement of pre-compressed PUR soft foam. “ISO-BLOCO...
    06 June 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-TOP WINFRAMER „TYPE 1” E30: new in-front-of-wall
    ISO-TOP WINFRAMER „TYPE 1” E30: new in-front-of-wall
    ISO-CHEMIE
    The ISO-Chemie family of in front of wall installation system products has a new member. The new ISO-TOP WINFRAMER „TYPE 1” E30 IN FRONT OF WALL INSTALLATION SYSTEM was specially designed for use in fire protection facades. The intumescent components of the new PURATHERM E30 material create an expansion effect when exposed to significant heat...
    06 June 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-Chemie Advice Service - ask the experts
    ISO-Chemie Advice Service - ask the experts
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Our ISO-Chemie Advice Service is made up of highly trained team members who will support you through the process of planning and implementing your construction projects. Take advantage of this service to overcome all the challenges associated with creating a top class building seal. If your site is already at the construction stage and you find...
    06 June 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-CHEMIE in new industry leading partnership launch
    ISO-CHEMIE in new industry leading partnership launch
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Foam sealant tape company ISO-CHEMIE has linked-up with other industry leaders in a new partnership that will provide a package of benefits for the fenestration sector. The initiative, launched at FIT Show 2019, sees the specialist in window and door-sealing solutions join with profile supplier Kommerling, glass processor St Gobain and several...
    03 June 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-Chemie buzzing with latest environmental initiative
    ISO-Chemie buzzing with latest environmental initiative
    ISO-CHEMIE
    ISO-Chemie, a leading producer of foam sealant window tapes, has introduced a package of environmental measures with a sting in the tail. The German manufacturer’s initiative has been designed to protect endangered insects, particularly bees, which will revolve around a programme of conservation and biodiversity. An insect hotel and wild flower...
    24 May 2019
  • Cembrit: Cembrit introduces Patina Rough fibre cement cladding
    Cembrit introduces Patina Rough fibre cement cladding
    Cembrit
    Cembrit, the fibre cement building product manufacturer, is pleased to announce the launch of Patina Rough. This is a new through-coloured cladding board which has a sandblasted surface to give the board an attractive, stone-effect finish. Patina Rough complements the original Patina, with its directional grain surface, to offer architects and...
    01 May 2019
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: SMARTPLY ULTIMA - the new standard for OSB
    SMARTPLY ULTIMA - the new standard for OSB
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    SMARTPLY ULTIMA - the next generation OSB4 panel - launched in April 2019, from innovative timber panel manufacturer, MEDITE SMARTPLY. Created with zero-added formaldehyde, as is standard across the range, SMARTPLY ULTIMA is the strongest, most moisture-resistant OSB4 panel ever produced by the company. Ideal for use in the most demanding...
    29 April 2019
  • Newton Waterproofing: Newton exclusively partners with Hauff-Technik
    Newton exclusively partners with Hauff-Technik
    Newton Waterproofing
    Newton Waterproofing is pleased to announce that it is now the exclusive specialist trade partner for Hauff-Technik in the UK waterproofing industry. Based in Germany, Hauff-Technik is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of high-quality, engineered solutions and sealing systems for sealing pipe penetrations, service and cable entries through...
    18 April 2019
  • Metsä Wood UK: Metsä pavilion for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
    Metsä pavilion for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
    Metsä Wood UK
    Metsä Group and Business Finland are joining forces in building a wooden Metsä pavilion to be used in Tokyo during the Olympic Games. The pavilion will be built on the grounds of the Finnish Embassy in the centre of Tokyo, Japan. The Metsä pavilion offers multifunctional facilities which lend themselves to many kinds of events: exhibitions...
    12 April 2019