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Driving in Style with Icopal’s Biggest Golf Day at Woburn
14.11.17Driving in Style with Icopal’s Biggest Golf Day at Woburn On 20th ...
Cembrit Takes the High Road With Slate Mono Ridge Ventilation
13.11.17Cembrit Takes the High Road With Slate Mono Ridge Ventilation Cembri...
Sika’s Adaptable Roof System Ensures Recycling Plant’s Circular Tanks are in Good Waterproof Shape
13.11.17Sika’s Adaptable Roof System Ensures Recycling Plant’s Circular Tanks are in Good Waterproof Shape The superb flexibility of Sika-Trocal’s Type S system ensured a potentially challenging roof installation across five, 18-metre-high industrial tanks was completed to exceptional standard and without issue. Food waste recycling specialists, ReFood (UK) Ltd, has developed its third UK anaerobic digestion plant beside the Thames in Dagenham, Essex – its first outlet in the Greater London area. The £32 million site will be capable of processing 160,000 tonnes of food waste every year. The development includes five, 18-metre-high digestion tanks that facilitate the food’s conversion to gas, and a pump room which powers the process. Each tank is circular in shape, therefore when it came to the roof installation, contractors Hadfield Roofing & Cladding Ltd, on behalf of Britcon (UK) Ltd, required a system that could be adapted to fit the challenging design whilst remaining watertight. The Sika Type S system, which carries a full BBA accreditation with a 35-year lifespan, proved ideal. Challenging affixing process The 1,400m2 tank roofs installation at the Dagenham ReFood (UK) Ltd. recycling plant began in July 2016. The 2mm Type S light grey membrane was applied onto an insulation board and vapour control layer on each roof’s flat concrete base. Installers not only had the tanks’ height and shape to contend with, but the site’s location beside the Thames meant that wind funnelled directly toward the buildings, causing a potentially challenging affixing process. The Type S system’s easy-to-install properties ensured the operation was completed with minimal issue. Carrying full BBA accreditation, the system does not require a separate fastening system for thermal insulation as it utilises the same disc and fastener for securing the insulation and the waterproofing membrane, thus improving the ease and speed of install. The Type S membrane’s flexibility was also crucial in allowing for watertight, circular detailing where the towers abutted the plant room roof below.  Joanne Hadfield, Commercial Director at Hadfield Roofing & Cladding Ltd, said: “The Type S system was perfect for this project. It was cut to size to fit the circular roofs and absolutely ideal for completing the rounded metal detailing. Dagenham is the third ReFood (UK) Ltd. site on which we have applied the Type S system. All those involved on each project have been incredibly pleased with its performance.” The Type S membrane’s adaptability and simple application ensured each roof at the Dagenham food recycling plant was completed to the client’s strict eight-month deadline and to their full satisfaction. The system comes with a 20-year guarantee, providing total reassurance that the equipment used to power the ingenious, environmentally-friendly food waste disposal process is long-term protected against the perils associated with flooding and damp. Click her...
Kingspan Kaptures Daylight for Longer
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SFS Appoints Craig Smith in New OEM-Focused Role
13.11.17SFS Appoints Craig Smith in New OEM-Focused Role SFS Appoints Craig ...
David Wilson Homes Specifies Forticrete Roof Tiles for New Luxury Development
06.11.17David Wilson Homes Specifies Forticrete Roof Tiles for New Luxury Development Forticrete’s innovative, new large format tile, SL8, has been specified by David Wilson Homes Southern for use across phase one of Spiers Meadow, an exciting collection of 200 stylish and elegant homes in the sought-after Popley area of Basingstoke. The development, which comprises of a selection of two, three and four-bedroom apartments and houses, was carefully designed to to create a bespoke and prestigious range of properties. David Wilson Homes turned to Forticrete’s SL8 in COLOUR to provide the ideal solution. Jackie Dowell, Sales Manager at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “Spiers Meadow comprises varying house sizes, shapes and roof pitches which ensure architectural consistency and at the same time individual identity, which is sympathetic to the surrounding residential properties.” Cost and time savings The innovative design of Forticrete’s SL8 tiles provide greater coverage than existing large format products; requiring just 8 tiles sqm compared with around 10 sqm required with many alternatives. With approximately 20% less tiles required per roof, the tiles are quicker and easier to lay, handle and transport. With less product required, the potential for damage on site and waste in the manufacturing process is also reduced, meaning cost and time savings. The aesthetic appeal of SL8 is also enhanced by factory blending to ensure superior batch and colour consistency across the roofscape. With the new tiles pre-blended, there isn’t the need for the installer to mix from multiple packs on site, which has long caused on-site health and safety concerns, unnecessary wastage and slowed down the process of installing the tiles. Click here for more information on Forticrete's range of prod...
New Products Explosion at Eurocell Branch
06.11.17New Products Explosion at Eurocell Branch Eurocell has added 250 pro...
BYD B-Box HV Helps Users on Their Way to Energy Independence
06.11.17BYD B-Box HV Helps Users on Their Way to Energy Independence BYD Co....
Ravatherm UK’S Polyfoam XPS Awarded BBA Certificate
06.11.17Ravatherm UK’S Polyfoam XPS Awarded BBA Certificate Polyfoam&trade...
Firestone Signals Commercial Roofing Growth With Product Sales Manager Appointment
30.10.17Firestone Signals Commercial Roofing Growth With Product Sales Manager Appointment EPDM roofing specialist, Firestone Building Products, has signalled the implementation of an ambitious growth strategy for commercial and industrial roofing with the appointment of product sales manager, Steve Clowes. Responsible for driving sales opportunities for Firestone’s RubberGard™ EPDM roofing products and UltraPly™ TPO commercial roofing membranes range, Steve takes on the newly created post with a 20 year track record in the roofing sector, bringing considerable technical expertise in correct specification and installation of single ply membranes to the role. His remit is to engage with architects, specifiers, main contractors, roofing contractors and building surveyors across the UK and Ireland. Proven track record Steve’s career includes five years in a construction environment in site-based roles, providing him with an excellent understanding of practical specification considerations, such as buildability, installation times and health and safety. He also has a proven track record in sales, including fixing and adhesive systems for flat roofing installations. Steve Clowes comments: “After two decades in the roofing sector my new role gives me the opportunity to leverage all that knowledge and experience while applying it to a different range of products and working in a new environment. “I had come into contact with Firestone in my previous role and saw them as a dynamic business with a very professional team and great staff retention. That all adds up to a very attractive opportunity and I’m looking forward to meeting existing and potential customers and helping them maximise the performance and lifespan of their industrial and commercial buildings.” Click here for further information on Firestone Buildin...
Atlas Roof Lanterns...More Sky Less Roof
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Environmental Responsibility Firmly on the Agenda at Forticrete
30.10.17Environmental Responsibility Firmly on the Agenda at Forticrete Test...
Magical Result as SFS Fasteners Deliver for MediaCity UK’s Iconic New Building
30.10.17Magical Result as SFS Fasteners Deliver for MediaCity UK’s Iconic New Building SFS has played a key role in enabling Artez, the main contractor, and leading roofing and cladding contractor Longworth to deliver an iconic new building on Manchester's vibrant MediaCity waterfront for upmarket bar and restaurant chain The Alchemist. The company’s powder-coated, high performance A4 (grade 316) stainless steel fasteners were key to creating a stunning gold building envelope for ‘The Bund’, a unique structure located on the land bridge crossing Dock 9 at Salford Quays, between The Lowry and the BBC. Originality and Creativity Designed by Reid Architects, The Bund is an iconic new bar and restaurant on the waterfront next to the world famous Lowry Centre for Living Ventures and the company’s 11th Alchemist venue. The design brief provided scope for originality and creativity in meeting the key requirements to deliver a building that would be different and special, and draw together the diverse areas of Salford Quays in a single new building. Longworth, who are renowned for their expertise in metal roofing, were commissioned to construct the building envelope and to realise Reid Architects’ golden vision. The company’s Business Development Manager, Ben Parker, says, "We are immensely proud of our work on The Alchemist, an incredibly complex building envelope project that only a handful of companies in the UK could have successfully implemented. To hear that the building has been shortlisted for a Building of the Year Award with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce this October makes it an especially memorable project for us. "Colour coordinating the gold zinc panels and the fasteners was critical, which is why we worked with SFS to ensure complete colour consistency on the fastener heads. We can rely on the excellent quality of SFS products, with their range of A4 (grade 316) fasteners enabling us to offer an extended life cycle on the building envelope, a requirement which is now generally specified by all the leading architects.” Graeme McIlroy, Regional Sales Manager at SFS, adds, "Fasteners hold the key to maintaining the visual appeal of the building envelope, with our powder coated A4 stainless steel fasteners best for ensuring a façade retains its integrity over a long service life. We are delighted to have been part of The Bund development working with Longworth and we hope to supply fasteners for more exciting projects as this exciting development rivals London at the heart of the media world.” To find out more about high performance fasteners for the building envelope cli...
Tata Steel Celebrates 25 Years of the Confidex Guarantee
23.10.17Tata Steel Celebrates 25 Years of the Confidex Guarantee Tata Steel ...
Kemper System Helps Protect Concrete Heritage
09.10.17Kemper System Helps Protect Concrete Heritage Cold-applied liquid wa...
SterlingOSB StrongFix – for Heavyweight Fixtures and Fittings in Dry Lining Applications from Norbord
06.10.17SterlingOSB StrongFix – for Heavyweight Fixtures and Fittings in Dry Lining Applications from Norbord Simple to fit, SterlingOSB StrongFix is precision-engineered to fit metal C-stud walls with 600mm centres. The new SterlingOSB StrongFix panel has been designed to strengthen and provide secure anchorage areas in metal C-stud dry lining applications, for fixtures and fittings up to 400kg – such as cabinets, radiators, wash basins and railings. Simple to fit, SterlingOSB StrongFix is precision-engineered to fit metal C-stud walls with 600mm centres. A continuous recess down one side allows quick installation and ensures a seamless finish, ready for hanging plasterboard without adding extra thickness to the stud wall. The pre-prepared panels boast the same inherent qualities as SterlingOSB 3 which, unlike ply, has no knots or voids and a consistent density throughout that allows fixings to hold securely at any point across the board.  Additionally, in accordance with the requirements of BS5234 Part 2, it achieves excellent pull-out ratings and is capable of supporting heavyweights of up to 400kg with standard wood screws. For further information on Norbord, please call 01786 812 921 or visit ...
Four-Step Solution for Penetrating Damp
06.10.17Four-Step Solution for Penetrating Damp A new CPD seminar created by...
T R Freeman Appoints New Sales and Estimating Director
25.09.17T R Freeman Appoints New Sales and Estimating Director Cambridge-bas...

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Construction Output Falls for a Second Quarter
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Construction Industry Reliant on Infrastructure and Housebuilding to Avoid Declines in 2018
16.10.17Construction Industry Reliant on Infrastructure and Housebuilding to Avoid Declines in 2018 Construction output to rise 0.7% in 2017, 0.0% in 2018 and 2.0% in 2019 Private housing starts to rise 5.0% in 2017 and 2.0% in 2018 Offices construction to decline 5.0% in 2017, 15.0% in 2018 and 5.0% in 2019 Retail construction to fall 7.0% in 2017, 5.0% in 2018 and rise 2.0% in 2019 Infrastructure work to rise by 7.4% in 2017, 6.4% in 2018 and 9.8% in 2019 For most construction firms it will be difficult to escape the impact subdued economic growth, rising inflation and falling real wages will have on the industry over the next two years. In addition, negotiating unprecedented uncertainties as the UK leaves the EU is expected to result in little growth, with output expected to rise 0.7% in 2017 and remain flat in 2018. The latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association come at a time when any growth will be reliant on government’s delivery of infrastructure projects. This is likely to have a profound effect on construction output, which if not realised would lead to an industry-wide decline of over 1.0% in 2018. Infrastructure activity is forecast to grow 25.4% by 2019 and will be due to major projects in rail and water & sewerage such as HS2 and the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel. Housebuilding will continue to be a primary driver of growth, with private housing starts rising by 5.0% in 2017 and 2.0% in 2018. In 2017 Q2 the government’s Help to Buy equity loan accounted for 40% of new homes and has been a significant policy for supporting building activity. The additional £10 billion that government announced for the scheme in October will continue to sustain housebuilding, despite the slowdown in the general housing market. The sharpest decline will be in the commercial sector, and particularly felt in the offices sub-sector as EU Referendum-induced wariness among investors has led to a sharp fall in contract awards. Office construction is expected to decline 5.0% in 2017, worsening to a 15.0% decline in 2018, and is likely to accelerate if it proves to be the case that the UK will not be part of the Single Market and financial services firms choose to transfer operations out the UK into other EU member states. Noble Francis, Economics Director at the Construction Products Association said: “Construction activity is currently high, particularly in cities outside the capital such as Birmingham and Manchester. However, the forecasts highlight that the fall in construction new orders since the second half of 2016 is now starting to feed through to activity on the ground, as projects signed up to pre-referendum end and are not being replaced. This is especially the case in key areas, such as the construction of new commercial offices in London, where demand for new, high-profile office space from the financial sector has slowed considerably. “The falls in commercial construction may be offset by growth in housebuilding and infrastructure. In housebuilding, government’s announcement of £10 billion of additional funding for Help to Buy is forecast to support growth. However, due to the slowdown in the general housing market, particularly in London, housebuilding is only expected to grow by 2.2% in both 2018 and 2019. “Infrastructure is expected to be major driver of construction activity in the next few years with work on major projects, but the sector has been dogged by constant cost overruns and delays. Given that construction activity is forecast to be flat in 2018, if government cannot improve delivery of its infrastructure plans, construction output is likely to declin...
STA Responds to Clean Growth Strategy
12.10.17STA Responds to Clean Growth Strategy The Government’s long a...
ForgeFix ScrewsArt Fundraising Goes Intergalactic at UKCW
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Regional Winners Announced in Britain's Best Cafe Competition
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GAP Takes Big Strides Forward Following Acquisition
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Industry Votes Yes to Future CITB Levy While Still Calling for Change
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UK Construction Moves Into Reverse Gear in September
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STA Launches 'Storage Commitments' for Domestic Providers
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Mark Castle Named as Chair of Build UK
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UK Construction Industry Urged to Spot the Signs of Slavery
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CRASH Christmas Appeal
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Scottish Construction Bodies Reject CITB Levy Proposals
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LRWA Award Finalists Announced
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