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  • 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
  • Lafarge marks a decade of hitting sustainability targets
    Lafarge Aggregates
    Lafarge has marked its tenth year of sustainability reporting in the UK this week with the release of its 2011/2012 Sustainability Reports. With a commitment to sustainability remaining at the heart of the business, Lafarge has made significant investment in developing its sustainable credentials. This has paid dividends, particularly with waste...
    08 November 2012
  • H+H UK: New robust details for Aircrete separating walls
    New robust details for Aircrete separating walls
    H+H UK
    Newly published Robust Details from H+H UK Ltd show that separating walls built using H+H aircrete blocks can easily surpass Building Regulation requirements, achieving the enhanced performances required for 3 credits under the Code for Sustainable Homes or 4 EcoHomes credits. H+H aircrete party walls not only offer excellent acoustic performance...
    07 November 2012
  • Armourcoat: ArmourFX is welcomed at Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites
    ArmourFX is welcomed at Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites
    Armourcoat
    Armour FX, Armourcoat’s new modular decorative panel system, has been specified as a welcome wall backdrop as part of the ‘Your First Impression’ brand programme for Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites. The Choice Hotels International brand programme takes the hotel guest's first impression to a new level, including a new signature front desk...
    05 November 2012
  • Sculpture unveiled at Broad Hill Mountsorrel Quarry
    Lafarge Aggregates
    A sculpture commemorating the link between industry and community in Charnwood has been unveiled at Mountsorrel Quarry this week. The Albert Stone immortalises a Victorian cobble maker and stands as a tribute to the workers whose toil helped make the quarry a success, as well as cementing the centuries old relationship between local villages and...
    16 October 2012
  • H+H UK: Thin-joint system used for low energy apartment block
    Thin-joint system used for low energy apartment block
    H+H UK
    H+H’s Thin Joint system has been used in a fabric-first approach to the design and construction of a low energy apartment block on a constrained site in Brighton. The planners insisted the four-apartment scheme had to comply with Level 4 for the Code for Sustainable Homes. This demanded a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions when compared to Building...
    15 October 2012
  • Armourcoat: Whiter than White inaugural exhibition, Superbrands
    Whiter than White inaugural exhibition, Superbrands
    Armourcoat
    Armourcoat was pleased to participate in the inaugural exhibition ‘Whiter than White’ by Materials Council at Super Brands during the London Design Festival, 20-23 September. Co-located with Tent London at the Old Truman Brewery, Super Brands is an interiors trade fair exclusively for established global design brands. ‘Whiter than White...
    12 October 2012
  • H+H UK: Light Gauge Steel vs Thin-joint Masonry
    Light Gauge Steel vs Thin-joint Masonry
    H+H UK
    Davis Langdon were commissioned by H+H UK Ltd to undertake a study to provide a detailed comparison between Light Gauge Steel (LGS) Frame construction and H+H UK Ltd thin-joint masonry construction using aircrete units. The study focused on a comparison of costs, together with speed of build, programme, robustness, thermal mass and other benefits...
    11 October 2012
  • H+H UK: Benefits of H+H aircrete for separating walls
    Benefits of H+H aircrete for separating walls
    H+H UK
    H+H aircrete has been successfully used in cavity separating walls for many years, with their light weight and ease of handling making them the ideal choice for some builders. Whether built with traditional mortar or with our thin layer Celfix mortar, separating walls built using H+H aircrete blocks can easily meet and surpass Building Regulation...
    11 October 2012