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  • 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
  • H+H UK: H+H introduces a new Masonry House Package
    H+H introduces a new Masonry House Package
    H+H UK
    H+H, manufacturer of Celcon Blocks, has launched a new technical support package to help smaller building contractors and those involved with self-build projects. The Masonry House Package is designed to take the hassle and worry out of building the fundamental elements of a build project – the walls and foundations. The Masonry House Package...
    10 October 2014
  • Elite Precast Concrete: Solar Panel Partnership on Oxford University
    Solar Panel Partnership on Oxford University
    Elite Precast Concrete
    Elite Precast Concrete has partnered with renewable energy specialists, EnergyMyWay, to provide 60 of its Kentledge blocks in the construction of a ground-mounted solar photovoltaic array which is being used to power Oxford University’s new book storage facility. EnergyMyWay designed, supplied and installed 152x 250 watt photovoltaic solar panels...
    08 October 2014
  • H+H UK: H+H new block length
    H+H new block length
    H+H UK
    To improve efficiency and in turn increase block capacity, H+H is updating the sizes of three of its product ranges. The length of Celcon Plus Blocks will increase to 630mm from 610mm, with the course height remaining at 215mm. Similarly, the Jumbo Blok and Multi Plate ranges will increase slightly in length from 610mm to 630mm. A reduction in...
    08 September 2014
  • Norbord: Engineers prove importance of timber to construction
    Engineers prove importance of timber to construction
    Norbord
    In a bid to help tackle the UK’s lack of timber engineering expertise, Edinburgh Napier University launched a scholarship initiative related to the MSc in Timber Engineering, and the first students are set to graduate soon. The initiative will see skilled workers entering into the timber business in the UK, meeting rising demand for timber frame...
    02 September 2014
  • Sika : Top grade repair solutions for Cambridge University
    Top grade repair solutions for Cambridge University
    Sika
    In a conservation area at the University of Cambridge, global building product manufacturer Sika has supplied a comprehensive concrete repair and corrosion inhibitor system, fully compliant with BS EN 1504 standards, to return five ageing buildings to the highest standards of aesthetics, performance and weather resistance. Located on the western...
    29 July 2014
  • Sika : Watertight concrete specified for Library of Birmingham
    Watertight concrete specified for Library of Birmingham
    Sika
    The BBA-certified Sika Watertight Concrete system, one of many concrete solutions from Sika Limited, has been specified for the basement shell and the terrace decks on the £188m Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in the UK and one of the largest public cultural spaces in Europe. The 35,000m2 project has seen the creation of a major...
    29 July 2014
  • Tobermore: Luxury development awarded best development & show house
    Luxury development awarded best development & show house
    Tobermore
    Barronsfield Grange, the luxury housing scheme developed by Westpoint Homes has been named ‘Best Development and Best Show House’ at the Glasgow Herald Property Awards. Westpoint Homes is one of Scotland’s most highly-regarded private home builders, with an extensive range of unique developments across central Scotland. Andrew McFarlane, chairman...
    05 June 2014