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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aggregate Industries: Report: Housing for the information age
    Report: Housing for the information age
    Aggregate Industries
    Aggregate Industries has recently been involved with the Housing Forum's technical panel in helping to prepare details of a new report on the application of information-age digital technologies within the new build housing market, with the potential to improve the quality and value of housing by harnessing consumer pull. A system of Home...
    12 December 2013
  • H+H UK: A lesson in fast construction of student accommodation
    A lesson in fast construction of student accommodation
    H+H UK
    H+H’s innovative Thin-Joint System, using Celfix mortar and Multi Plate aircrete blocks, has been used to speed-up the construction of a student accommodation block at the University of Reading. Developed by Fawleybridge Investments, the privately operated student accommodation block, located in Regis Park Road, Reading, contains 101 bedrooms...
    08 November 2013
  • H+H UK: Spade to roof height in less than 5 days
    Spade to roof height in less than 5 days
    H+H UK
    H+H’s innovative all-in-one building method, Rå Build, has been used in the construction of a pair of semi-detached bungalows on a restricted site in Kessingland, Suffolk. The bungalows were built for Orwell Housing Association by Wellington Construction. This pair of semi bungalows reached roof plate height in only four and a half days from the...
    26 September 2013
  • 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
  • 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