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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-CHEMIE seals three Passivhouse certificates
    ISO-CHEMIE seals three Passivhouse certificates
    ISO-CHEMIE
    ISO CHEMIE, one of Europe’s leading producers of foam sealant tapes for windows and doors, has secured international energy-efficiency and sustainability certificates for three of its products. Two of the company’s ISO-TOP WINFRAMER thermal insulating and load bearing bracket systems and ISO BLOCO ONE multi-purpose joint sealing tape have all...
    06 December 2017
  • Steintec: Cold weather guidance for Steintec products
    Cold weather guidance for Steintec products
    Steintec
    The clocks have gone back and the countdown to Christmas has begun, so it's inevitable that winter weather will be with us soon. As temperatures are starting to drop it's worth starting to think about how you can keep your paving plans on track. Download the PDF below for a few simple winter working guidelines for those using Steintec's tuffbau...
    04 December 2017
  • Norbord: Architects give SterlingOSB the aesthetic thumbs-up
    Architects give SterlingOSB the aesthetic thumbs-up
    Norbord
    SterlingOSB is valued by builders and contractors for its structural qualities, sustainability and excellent value; and more and more customers are choosing SterlingOSB for its visual appeal. One such is Edinburgh-based architects ISA. The practice, which has a diverse workload embracing residential, commercial, hotel and leisure projects, has put...
    25 September 2017
  • Steintec: New Steintec website with a technical emphasis
    New Steintec website with a technical emphasis
    Steintec
    Steintec's new website went live today (April 12) - the emphasis is on technical information with simpler navigation and signposting to make it easier to find the things you need. We used feedback from our recent survey to inform our site redesign - retaining all of its popular features like case studies, but bringing technical information like...
    12 April 2017
  • Steintec: Steintec releases data underlining its green commitment
    Steintec releases data underlining its green commitment
    Steintec
    With a growing emphasis these days on environmental protection, Steintec has released new information to highlight its own commitment to delivering low energy mortars. Due to a triple, energy-saving combination of fewer binders, a reduced requirement for drying and significantly lower shipping costs than any other brand, using tuffbau mortars can...
    10 April 2017
  • Steintec: Steintec supports prestigious award winning projects
    Steintec supports prestigious award winning projects
    Steintec
    Two prestigious projects using Steintec's mortars and grouts have picked up awards in a competition designed to celebrate outstanding architecture and built environment projects. The 58th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony was held on March 10 at The Guildhall Winchester, UK. From 247 applications, 45 national and international projects were...
    16 March 2017
  • Steintec: Growth spurs Steintec's expansion in the UK
    Growth spurs Steintec's expansion in the UK
    Steintec
    Steintec is relocating its UK operation to Canvey Island in Essex. The company will phase its move from West Thurrock, as it develops its new expanded headquarters to be a single centre for production, distribution, new product development and sales, marketing and administration. Steintec will create purpose built facilities on the 1.2-acre site...
    25 January 2017
  • ISO-CHEMIE: Advanced foil technology seals winter installations
    Advanced foil technology seals winter installations
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Rapid and effective onsite sealing of windows in temperatures as low as - 10°C is provided by advanced sealing foil technology from leading foam tape manufacturer, ISO-CHEMIE. The flexible humidity variable sealing foil ISO-CONNECT VARIO SD is available in full surface self-adhesive variants, COMPLETE and COMPLETE DUO, providing high performance...
    18 November 2016
  • Newton Waterproofing app now on Google Play for Android
    Newton Waterproofing
    After the successful launch of its Newton Waterproofing App on the Apple App Store platform, Newton Waterproofing has now launched an app for Android devices. The free app allows the user to...
    05 October 2016