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  • 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
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: SMARTPLY STRONGDECK high-strength OSB4 panel launched
    SMARTPLY STRONGDECK high-strength OSB4 panel launched
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    SMARTPLY STRONGDECK is the brand-new high strength, lightweight, high-performance OSB4 panel ideal for mezzanine floors or other high loadbearing applications – available from 2nd April 2019. Make light work of the most demanding structural applications with this 30mm OSB4 panel ideal for use in humid conditions (Service class 2 as defined in...
    01 April 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: New 3D BIM service launched by ISO CHEMIE
    New 3D BIM service launched by ISO CHEMIE
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Foam tape sealing company ISO CHEMIE has extended the scope of its specialist services with the launch of new 3D BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology. The move will enable architects and designers to integrate high quality scaled digital information around window and door sealing solutions as part of their 3D visualisations and client...
    21 March 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-CHEMIE announces new partnership at FIT show
    ISO-CHEMIE announces new partnership at FIT show
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Foam tape sealant specialist ISO-CHEMIE stand (N35) will be marking 10 years in the UK at the FIT Show 2019 with plans for an ‘exciting’ new partnership and displays of high-performance airtightness and energy efficiency solutions for windows and doors. Set to confirm a formal tie-up with three other sector leaders, ISO-CHEMIE’s move will herald a...
    19 March 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO CHEMIE to announce new partnership at FIT show 2019
    ISO CHEMIE to announce new partnership at FIT show 2019
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Foam tape sealant specialist ISO-CHEMIE stand (N35) will be marking 10 years in the UK at the FIT Show 2019 on 21-23 May. The company is set to confirm a formal tie-up with three other sector leaders in a move that will provide a complete ‘cradle-to-grave’ service spanning everything to do with fenestration - from window sales through installation...
    22 February 2019
  • Metsä Wood UK: Open Source Wood hackathon competition
    Open Source Wood hackathon competition
    Metsä Wood UK
    Thirty people met at Linnaeus University for a hackathon initiated by Metsä Wood. The challenge was: how could you construct a property at a specific building site using modular wood? The winning project, “Box”, was an innovative but simple solution based on wooden modules and clever connections. The Open Source Wood Hackathon on October 23...
    17 December 2018
  • Metsä Wood UK: Waterside lodges win 2018 Structural Timber Awards
    Waterside lodges win 2018 Structural Timber Awards
    Metsä Wood UK
    The winning project of the 2018 Structural Timber Awards ‘Best Retail & Leisure Project’ and ‘Best Use of Solid Wood’ categories were three Waterside Lodges at Center Parcs Elveden Forest. They have all been built using Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) for fast, light and green construction. The construction of the Waterside...
    03 December 2018
  • Metsä Wood UK: Metsä Wood opens new birch plywood mill
    Metsä Wood opens new birch plywood mill
    Metsä Wood UK
    The new birch plywood mill of Metsä Wood, the Wood Products Industry segment of Metsä Group, was inaugurated in Pärnu today, 3 October 2018. Formal addresses were given at the event by Rene Tammist, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia, and Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group. The investment in the birch...
    16 October 2018
  • Norbord: Norbord's new zero added formaldehyde (ZAF) OSB range
    Norbord's new zero added formaldehyde (ZAF) OSB range
    Norbord
    Norbord's SterlingOSB Zero is a precision-engineered OSB3 board which now contains zero added formaldehyde. It is unique in the market by being the only manufactured ZAF OSB in the UK. Norbord has recently invested £95m in a new plant in Inverness, Scotland. The new family of products is a development of the most popular OSB brand in the building...
    16 October 2018
  • ISO-CHEMIE: New training clips at ISO CHEMIE's online portal
    New training clips at ISO CHEMIE's online portal
    ISO-CHEMIE
    A range of training videos now available at foam tape producer ISO-CHEMIE’S web portal ISO-PORTAL, offer advice and tips on the effective sealing of window and door installations. Featuring a selection of simple, easy-to-follow clips from the ISO-CHEMIE training centre, the videos provide fenstration contractors and specifiers with practical tips...
    13 September 2018
  • ISO-CHEMIE: Window and door sealing collared by ISO-CHEMIE
    Window and door sealing collared by ISO-CHEMIE
    ISO-CHEMIE
    A new easy-to-use collar system from foam sealants specialists ISO-CHEMIE provides rapid and effective air- and weather-tight sealing around windows and doors. The self-adhesive ISO-CONNECT EPDM SEALING COLLAR is a single-piece bespoke solution, which can be quickly fitted around fenestration elements installed in façades and load bearing walls to...
    15 August 2018
  • ISO-CHEMIE: New portal for fenestration installers and specifiers
    New portal for fenestration installers and specifiers
    ISO-CHEMIE
    A new online resource from ISO-CHEMIE provides improved access to a range of sealant tapes related project services and special tools for fenestration installers, retailers, designers and architects. The secure ISO-PORTAL at www.iso-chemie.co.uk is the latest initiative from one of Europe’s leading producers of foam sealant tapes, which will...
    11 June 2018