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  • Renderplas steps in to help Walking with the Wounded
    Renderplas
    When Renderplas got the call to step in and help the Walking with the Wounded charity there was no hesitation. “We received a call from the makers of BBC’s DIY SOS to say that they were on the set of the programme and about to render an entire street as part of 'The Big Build' charity project and they had no render beads” says Managing Director...
    27 April 2016
  • Steintec: City of Culture Hull 2017 paving gathers pace
    City of Culture Hull 2017 paving gathers pace
    Steintec
    The huge Hull regeneration project to deliver the 2017 European City of Culture, continues to gain ground. Pavers working with Steintec's full tuffbau product range are moving at a pace in the Humber Dock and Town Centre areas, as you can see from our latest project photos. The 40,000 sq metres of paving is being laid using tuffbed 2-pack, tuffset...
    14 April 2016
  • ISO-CHEMIE:  WIN2WALL used by leading window and door installer
    WIN2WALL used by leading window and door installer
    ISO-CHEMIE
    ISO-CHEMIE’s new ISO-BLOCO WIN2WALL has been specified by leading aluminium window and door installation specialists, Leeds-based Aluminium Frame Co Ltd. WIN2WALL was specified for its thermal and acoustic benefits provided to complete a Schüco residential windows’ installation and the company has been so impressed by the multi-level tape’s...
    08 April 2016
  • Steintec: Irish Customer: Local stocks, competitive pricing
    Irish Customer: Local stocks, competitive pricing
    Steintec
    For specification and project enquiries, our Irish distributor Acheson and Glover has a specialist contact line: T: 028 8778 8139 specifications@acheson-glover.com This partnership is bringing a unique new offering to the modular paving market in Ireland. Along with the obvious benefit of being able to purchase Steintec's full range of...
    16 March 2016
  • Norbord: CaberShieldPlus - new waterproof flooring from Norbord
    CaberShieldPlus - new waterproof flooring from Norbord
    Norbord
    New from Norbord, CaberShieldPlus is the ideal flooring solution when building in Britain’s unpredictable climate. Based on Norbord’s moisture-resistant Caberfloor P5 tongue-and-groove particleboard flooring panel, CaberShieldPlus is specially designed to withstand exposure to wet conditions. Yet, unlike Norbord’s other protected flooring product...
    11 March 2016
  • H+H UK: H+H blocks: lighter weight, better thermal conductivity
    H+H blocks: lighter weight, better thermal conductivity
    H+H UK
    H+H, a leading manufacturer of aircrete blocks, has improved its High Strength and Super Strength Grade Celcon Blocks by lowering the density from 750 to 700kg/m3. This has resulted in improved thermal conductivity. The change has been accredited by the BBA in a new certificate. The thermal conductivity of the blocks has been reduced to 0.18 W/mK...
    06 January 2016
  • Norbord: New £7m dryer and furnace for Norbord plant at Cowie
    New £7m dryer and furnace for Norbord plant at Cowie
    Norbord
    The new thermal oil furnace and revamped dryer system at Norbord's plant in Cowie, Scotland was installed, tested and back on line on schedule (after a 12 day shut-down) and with no accidents. The £7 million project involved more than 100 contractors on site dismantling and removing the old plant and installing new equipment. The project took the...
    14 August 2015
  • Aggregate Industries: Aggregate Industries launches BIM library
    Aggregate Industries launches BIM library
    Aggregate Industries
    Aggregate Industries launched its BIM offer at Ecobuild 2015. Created by Aggregate Industries and Colour Urban Design, the comprehensive BIM library consists of 223 products: 206 natural stone and precast concrete paving, kerbing and sustainable drainage products; 12 precast concrete building block products; and 5 insitu concrete products...
    28 May 2015
  • New NHBC Guidelines, Filmed At Newton Waterproofing
    Newton Waterproofing
    The National House Building Council (NHBC) recently developed a new Chapter as part of their below ground waterproofing recommendations: ‘Waterproofing of Basements and Other Below Ground Structures' The new Chapter is integral to the NHBC’s goal of continually raising standards and improving protection for homeowners Their video publicising the...
    25 March 2015
  • Cavity Trays: 2015 product guide now available from Cavity Trays Ltd
    2015 product guide now available from Cavity Trays Ltd
    Cavity Trays
    Contact Cavity Trays Ltd to request a copy of their new 2015 technical manual and product guide....
    12 January 2015
  • Cavity Trays: The Latest Book of Wise Decisions from Cavity Trays
    The Latest Book of Wise Decisions from Cavity Trays
    Cavity Trays
    The latest volume in a series of pocketbooks used by architects, builders and surveyors has just been released. Its title: The Latest Book of Wise Decisions – signifying it is the most recent in the long series that has now reached volume 41. Published by Cavity Trays Ltd of Yeovil, the pocketbook contains new and upgraded building detail...
    15 December 2014
  • Cembrit: Curved rendering possible with Cembrit PB Flex
    Curved rendering possible with Cembrit PB Flex
    Cembrit
    Cembrit’s versatile building board, Cembrit PB, which is ideally suited as a stable base for a range of internal and external applications is now available in flex formulation. Cembrit PB Flex has been specifically developed for use on curved walls, arches, vaulted ceilings and around beams and columns. Cement-based Cembrit PB delivers impressive...
    12 December 2014
  • Announcing the Newton Certification Scheme
    Newton Waterproofing
    Newton Waterproofing Systems is now issuing certification cards to all Newton Specialist Basement Contractors as a further way of raising standards within the industry. The Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Certified Card Scheme (NSBC-CCS) ensures that clients can be confident that Newton's contractors have the best training and techniques...
    13 November 2014
  • Renderplas: Shadow gaps made simpler
    Shadow gaps made simpler
    Renderplas
    Shadow gaps can provide the perfect finishing touch to a minimalist interior. They are a popular design feature with many architects and interior designers but are often regarded as tricky and time consuming by plasterers. The new Shadow Gap profiles from Renderplas offer a simple and less labour-intensive way to get these gaps exactly right ...
    20 October 2014
  • H+H UK: H+H helps the Gilead Foundation build a future
    H+H helps the Gilead Foundation build a future
    H+H UK
    H+H has donated 1000 Celcon Blocks to the Gilead Foundation. The blocks are being used to build private counselling rooms and offices as part of an expansion of the Foundation's drug rehabilitation programme. Jenny Smith-Andrews, Marketing Manager at H+H said: "It’s really nice to be able to help an organisation that undertakes such rewarding and...
    10 October 2014