Nov 18, 2018 Last Updated 12:55 PM, Nov 15, 2018
Despite numerous benefits, there is often a misconception that roof tiles made from something other than a natural product are inferior. Mark Parsons, Technical Director at Russell Roof Tiles, explores why those responsible for social housing still sometimes believe this myth, especially when concrete could…
With new energy efficiency standards now in force, some landlords are facing significant refurbishment costs. Advanced insulation technologies could help ease the financial burden, says Hudson Lambert of Safeguard Europe.
Mapetherm Flex RP is a ready-mixed, cement-free flexible skimming base coat that is extremely elastic and due to added Bioblock technology, is resistant to the biological attack of mould and algae.
There are few things which strike fear into social housing tenants’ hearts more than the potential of damp and mould lurking within the walls, floors and ceilings of their home. It is a distressing prospect, which, if it materialises, can have a major impact on…
Andy Mitchell from NBT – a UK distributor of Pavatex wood fibre insulation – discusses the reasons why so many buildings fail to meet their designed thermal performance.
If properly specified, dry-fixed ridge, hip and verge systems create trouble-free roofs that remain maintenance-free for years. The new BS 8612 Dry-fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems for Slating and Tiling will help both contractors and designers get it right, says Kevin Ley, Technical Manager…
Duncan Voice, Store Manager at Insulation Superstore, outlines why architects need to learn a valuable lesson from the Grenfell Tower tragedy and take back control of specification.
With new housebuilding firmly on the Agenda this is definitely a step in the right direction in a bid to provide a home for everyone. However, 20% of homes in England still do not meet the Decent Homes Standard, according to ‘Housing in England: overview’,…
For what is one of the world’s most spectacular and busiest entertainment venues, the £125m SSE Hydro in Glasgow required an acoustic solution that could deliver consistent, high-quality sound for music and sport events within the arena bowl. Leading manufacturer of fire, acoustic and thermal…
The construction of a new extension to the teaching facilities at Glebe School in West Wickham, Kent, has featured the use of 140 mm wide Thermoblock units manufactured by Marmox Limited, specified to carry the main structural envelope of the two-storey building.
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