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  • H+H UK: New Robust Details for use with Celcon Blocks
    New Robust Details for use with Celcon Blocks
    H+H UK
    Robust Details E-WM-23 and 24 are now available for a high-performance cavity separation wall construction using H+H aircrete blocks. The fully-filled cavity solutions, designed to address the thermal insulation requirements of Part L, have the added benefit of providing a high acoustic performance which exceeds the requirements of Part E of the...
    30 July 2013
  • Ronacrete: Ronacrete leads CPD seminars in three areas of expertise
    Ronacrete leads CPD seminars in three areas of expertise
    Ronacrete
    The first series of CPD seminars from specialist construction product manufacturer Ronacrete have taken place and certificates issued to the attendees. Ronacrete offers Continual Professional Development seminars in three areas of expertise. 1. Resin bound and bonded surfacing 2. Concrete repair and protection 3. Specialist screeding (fast drying...
    29 July 2013
  • Knauf: Bag yourself a van in £20,000 Knauf promotion
    Bag yourself a van in £20,000 Knauf promotion
    Knauf
    Bag yourself a van in £20,000 Knauf promotion Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials and systems – is reprising its popular Golden Ticket competition from last year with another stunning prize promotion worth over £20,000. Top of the prize list is a VW Caddy Van, which retails at over £14,000. Runner Up prizes...
    19 July 2013
  • Sika : Composite reinforcement bridge strengthening
    Composite reinforcement bridge strengthening
    Sika
    When the M3 Hawley Lane Bridge started to show signs of excessive deflection under heavy traffic, engineers at Enterprise Mouchel devised a repair solution that included the installation of a new central bridge pier to support two existing outer piers. To counteract changes to the deck’s dynamics and reinforce the bridge between the three...
    19 July 2013
  • Tier® Panel Walling System at CED
    CED
    CED, the UK’s primary supplier of the increasingly popular Tier® stone walling system, are pleased to announce the merger of their two Irish depots. For some time, Tier® had operated out of a rented warehouse in Banbridge, however as the brand has grown it became apparent that Tier® customers would be better served by merging the Tier® operation...
    16 July 2013
  • Centriforce Products: Recycled design makes an entrance at Manchester Festival
    Recycled design makes an entrance at Manchester Festival
    Centriforce Products
    Stunning contemporary street furniture made for the roof terrace of Manchester International Festival has been designed using Stokbord® recycled plastic sheet and board following a competition among design students from Manchester School of Art. Liverpool-based plastics recycler Centriforce worked alongside the students to come up with the...
    10 July 2013
  • Sika : Water tower transformed using Sikatack panel adhesive
    Water tower transformed using Sikatack panel adhesive
    Sika
    SikaTack Panel Adhesive, the secret fix cladding system from global building products manufacturer Sika, has been used to create a striking external facade at Lambeth Water Tower – the landmark redevelopment of a derelict listed building transformed into a luxurious living space fit for the 21st Century. Formerly the old Lambeth workhouse and...
    28 June 2013
  • New “Section 12” registered products brochure
    Ronacrete
    Ronacrete has produced a new brochure to promote its range of Section 12 registered products for underground railway stations. Following the Kings Cross fire in 1987 and the Fennell Enquiry into that event, new legislation was enacted in Section 12 of the Fire Precaution Act 1971, namely The Fire Precautions (Sub-Surface Railway Stations...
    18 June 2013
  • Rå Build revolution
    H+H UK
    H+H’s innovative Rå Build method has been used for a private self-build project in Bottle Lane, Maidenhead. The property stands on the site of the old house, which was demolished in favour of a masonry build. The client wanted to use masonry and Aircrete in particular, as it enables energy efficient homes to be built without resorting to lots of...
    12 June 2013
  • Thermal benefits of aircrete for separating walls
    H+H UK
    Using the thermal benefits of aircrete to build separating walls - by Cliff Fudge When building new dwelling-houses and flats have you considered using aircrete blockwork for separating walls which can provide significant thermal benefits? Doing so can simplify your build process, save time, money and give improved thermal benefits. Constructive...
    12 June 2013
  • The CED website goes mobile friendly
    CED
    Following a recent update to the CED website, the company is pleased to report that it has been adapted to be visible from all mobile devices. There is no need to download an App or click through from the main website, simply just go to www.ced.ltd.uk and it will automatically connect you to the appropriate version for your device. CED’s Marketing...
    21 March 2013
  • CED Natural Stone and the Trailfinders Australian Garden
    CED
    Australian favourites, Fleming’s Nurseries return to RHS Chelsea Flower Show with a bang and joining forces with the multiple gold-medal-winning Melbourne landscape designer Phillip Johnson. The team is planning to go ‘off the grid’ with Phil’s Chelsea debut and an innovative and sustainable landscape, designed to create a relaxing and inviting...
    20 March 2013
  • Knauf: Knauf makes changes across the board
    Knauf makes changes across the board
    Knauf
    Clients, installers and stockists alike will benefit from new Knauf Plasterboard range, developed by Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building materials and systems – to offer a wider range of performance options from a smaller number of board types; while introducing two high performance products for demanding commercial...
    06 March 2013
  • H+H UK: Thinspiration for Highwood Group construction project
    Thinspiration for Highwood Group construction project
    H+H UK
    Highwood Group has used the H+H Thin Joint system of large format aircrete blocks and quick-drying Celfix Mortar to meet a tight programme for the construction of a specialist care home and six assisted living bungalows. The three-storey care home is built in an arc around landscaped gardens on the site of a former dairy. H+H’s Thin Joint...
    01 February 2013
  • H+H UK: H+H aircrete blocks & Thin Joint system, Craven Gardens
    H+H aircrete blocks & Thin Joint system, Craven Gardens
    H+H UK
    Williams Homes used H+H Jumbo Bloks and H+H Celcon Blocks with Thin Joint Celfix mortar to build Craven Gardens, an exclusive development of eight detached four and five bedroom homes located in the historic market town of Melton Mowbray. The homes are designed to combine modern materials with energy efficient, low maintenance construction. H+H...
    08 November 2012