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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
  • Metsä Wood UK: Save on transportation costs with lightweight wood
    Save on transportation costs with lightweight wood
    Metsä Wood UK
    The world’s urban infrastructure will go through major transformation during the next decades. Lighter building materials, such as wood elements, are less costly and more energy efficient to transport and handle on construction site. With engineered wood products like Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber), the construction industry can build faster...
    06 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
  • 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
  • Tobermore: Tobermore scoops ‘Business Growth’ Award
    Tobermore scoops ‘Business Growth’ Award
    Tobermore
    Tobermore was delighted to attend the recent Keyline 2020 Conference, held at the International Conference Centre, Telford. Keyline is the largest supplier of civils, drainage and heavy building materials to the UK construction industry. The conference culminated in a gala dinner and awards ceremony where Tobermore won the award for ‘Business...
    23 January 2020
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: PATTRESS PLUS panels used in new Queensferry High School
    PATTRESS PLUS panels used in new Queensferry High School
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    The newly-built Queensferry High School in Edinburgh, replacing the one currently in use, has had its internal fit-out completed ahead of schedule after the project was speeded up through the use of SMARTPLY PATTRESS PLUS. Delivering 750 brand new classrooms, PATTRESS PLUS is a newly-launched, specially-designed pattressing panel from MEDITE...
    21 November 2019
  • 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