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  • Steintec: One stop shop for your paving needs
    One stop shop for your paving needs
    Steintec
    Steintec's new UK e-commerce site went live this week, giving customers access to our products and hire services on a fast, easily accessible platform. The first order on Monday was for the popular Weiss FT Plus but since then, there's been a steady stream of customers taking advantage of the new and improved services. The tufftrade web site is...
    15 August 2016
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-CHEMIE joins Glass and Glazing Federation
    ISO-CHEMIE joins Glass and Glazing Federation
    ISO-CHEMIE
    ISO-CHEMIE, one of Europe’s leading foam sealant suppliers, has become a member of industry trade body the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF). The move opens up access to a range of support services for ISO-CHEMIE and in turn will be able to assist with matters such as additions to BS8213 4-2016, which confirms the use of expanding foam tapes as a...
    27 July 2016
  • Steintec: Cleaning up stone in the kitchen
    Cleaning up stone in the kitchen
    Steintec
    Though Steintec generally markets its Weiss cleaning and protection products to clean and protect natural stone paving outside, customers are reporting some great results on high-end kitchen worktops and even walls. They're using Weiss FT Plus - a wet-look colour enhancer for natural stone and concrete paving, that also provides staining...
    15 July 2016
  • Steintec: Britain's biggest paving job is captured on film
    Britain's biggest paving job is captured on film
    Steintec
    Britain's biggest paving job is captured on film bv Steintec's drone pilot Graham Dean. Graham visited Kingston upon Hull last week to capture aerial footage of the 2017 European City of Culture taking shape and these photographs show the sheer size and scale of the work in hand, some 40,000 square metres of paving. With permission from...
    13 June 2016
  • Steintec: Getting tough with tuffbau
    Getting tough with tuffbau
    Steintec
    It was a problem in Moldova (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-36104138) and now it appears paving is becoming a new challenge when it comes to anti-social behaviour in the UK. Steintec is receiving more and more enquiries from local authorities, football and rugby clubs and retail developers for its tough range of tuffbau products to foil...
    20 May 2016
  • Steintec: Steintec PRO accreditation scheme coming soon...
    Steintec PRO accreditation scheme coming soon...
    Steintec
    Can you make the grade in paving perfection? Our Steintec accreditation scheme - Steintec PRO - is coming soon to recognise the work of our most competent contractors and to improve standards in the use of our tuffbau product range and its proper application. Are you a paver or contractor experienced and proficient in the use of Steintec products...
    12 May 2016
  • H+H UK: A guide to fire detailing
    A guide to fire detailing
    H+H UK
    This new guide has been produced by Building Alliance CIC and has been endorsed by LABC. The document covers fire details for non-combustible building masonry structures and is the first of its kind. It covers: building design - understanding the regulations; cavity barriers...
    10 May 2016
  • Steintec: Talking technical on tuffbau in Ireland
    Talking technical on tuffbau in Ireland
    Steintec
    Steintec's Project Manager Darius Broga travelled to Dungannon in Northern Ireland on Tuesday (April 27) to introduce Acheson and Glover's sales force to the full range of tuffbau products. Delivering a demonstration using tuffbed 2-pack, tuffbond and tufftop with Acheson and Glover's Steintec-approved aggregate, the event was designed to give the...
    27 April 2016
  • 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