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  • 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
  • Sika : Top grade repair solutions for Cambridge University
    Top grade repair solutions for Cambridge University
    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
    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
  • Instarmac Group: NEW Ultrascape SUDScrete impresses at Ecobuild
    NEW Ultrascape SUDScrete impresses at Ecobuild
    Instarmac Group
    Ecobuild has reported a rise in visitor figures following the end of their 10th show. Ultrascape exhibited for the first time and generated a ‘buzz’ with their new permeable paving system, SUDScrete. The exhibition was held at the ExCel in London, and visitors flocked from all over the world to enjoy the 3-day spectacle. Located within the...
    18 March 2014
  • Ronacrete: Ronacrete receives third ISO accreditation: OHSAS 18001
    Ronacrete receives third ISO accreditation: OHSAS 18001
    Specialist construction manufacturer, Ronacrete has scored an accreditation hat-trick by achieving BS OHSAS 18001:2007, the third industry standard accreditation achieved by the company. OHSAS 18001 covers Occupational Health and Safety Management, and was assessed and registered by the NQA The standard guarantees that equipment is being...
    25 February 2014
  • Instarmac Group: Highways Magazine 'Excellence Awards'
    Highways Magazine 'Excellence Awards'
    Instarmac Group
    Highways Magazine ‘Excellence Awards’ recognises Ultrascape Coventry Civic Centre public realm scheme and Poynton Town Centre regeneration project have both been honored in this year’s Highways Magazine’s ‘Excellence Awards’. These outstanding improvements were created using the Ultrascape BS 7533 compliant mortar paving system. Coventry City...
    14 November 2013
  • Instarmac Group: Ultrascape features in award-winning scheme
    Ultrascape features in award-winning scheme
    Instarmac Group
    Witton Street Phase 1 – Cheshire West and Chester BC public realm scheme has won the ‘Highways’ LGN Street Design Award 2013. Ultrascape’s renowned flowable grout, Flowpoint was supplied for the project. The ‘Highways’ category of the annual LGN Street Design Awards recognises best practice and innovation in street design across the UK. The...
    14 November 2013
  • Ronacrete: Ronacrete leads CPD seminars in three areas of expertise
    Ronacrete leads CPD seminars in three areas of expertise
    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
  • Sika : Composite reinforcement bridge strengthening
    Composite reinforcement bridge strengthening
    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
  • New “Section 12” registered products brochure
    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
  • 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
  • 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