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Forticrete Launches New Roofing CPD
17.08.17Forticrete Launches New Roofing CPD Forticrete, one of Britain's...
Double ISO Award for Ravatherm UK
17.08.17Double ISO Award for Ravatherm UK Ravatherm UK, manufacturer of Poly...
Protan Finishing Touch to Regeneration
17.08.17Protan Finishing Touch to Regeneration A regeneration project to pro...
Midland Lead Ahead of the Environmental Standards Game With ISO 14001
11.08.17Midland Lead Ahead of the Environmental Standards Game With ISO 14001 ...
MAC Makes Good for Albert
26.07.17MAC Makes Good for Albert Bolton’s Albert Hall has been re-roo...
TR Freeman Awarded Royal Wharf Roofing Contract
26.07.17TR Freeman Awarded Royal Wharf Roofing Contract TR Freeman (TRF) was...
Alumasc’s Hydrotech Structural Waterproofing: Zero Project Failures in Over 50 Years!
26.07.17Alumasc’s Hydrotech Structural Waterproofing: Zero Project Failures in Over 50 Years! The premier hot melt system for high performance green roofs, podiums and highly detailed waterproofing schemes is Alumasc’s Hydrotech, which protects prestigious buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, Canary Wharf and the Cheese Grater and has been used world-wide for over 50 years without a single product failure. When it comes to large-scale new build projects, to ensure a building’s longevity and risk-free future the structural waterproofing must be the highest standard, expertly installed and come with great on-site support. Why consider anything else? Designed to safeguard against the most common pitfalls, the Alumasc Promise includes the security of expert installers, continual on-site supervision, professional testing and comprehensive, post-installation support. It guarantees the integrity of a roof prior to, during and after installation, providing peace of mind for the future because of its unrivalled track record of zero product failures in over 50 years. The level of service from Alumasc Roofing Systems in design, system installation and after service provides significant savings in reduced dilapidation costs. The Hydrotech system provides significant long-term value. For further product information about Alumasc’s Hydrotech Structural Waterproofing system, click here or call...
SFS Intec Maps Out Enhanced Regional Technical Sales Support
26.07.17SFS Intec Maps Out Enhanced Regional Technical Sales Support Buildin...
Details Get Deserved Attention at SPRA Awards
18.07.17Details Get Deserved Attention at SPRA Awards IKO Polymeric’s ...
SuperQuilt Multi-Layer Foil Earns Agrément Approval
18.07.17SuperQuilt Multi-Layer Foil Earns Agrément Approval The effectivene...
Finally, Some Good News: Fuel Savings are Easier Than Ever
14.07.17Finally, Some Good News: Fuel Savings are Easier Than Ever There&rsq...
Aggregate Industries Employee Celebrates 40 Years with the Company
14.07.17Aggregate Industries Employee Celebrates 40 Years with the Company P...
Revolutionary Product Provides Smoke Safety
14.07.17Revolutionary Product Provides Smoke Safety A new product by leading...
SFS Intec Appoints New National Manager in Strengthened Sales Team
14.07.17SFS Intec Appoints New National Manager in Strengthened Sales Team L...
MSA Safety’s V-TEC Self-retracting Lifeline is First to use Dampener Technology for Additional Safety
05.07.17MSA Safety’s V-TEC Self-retracting Lifeline is First to use Dampener Technology for Additional Safety MSA Safety is launching its new V-TEC self-retracting lifeline (SRL). It is the first in the market to include an inbuilt retraction dampener which allows the user to release the cable safely via controlled retraction; this prevents potential injury to the user and damage to the main body of the unit. It also offers safe operation and a reduction in costs and downtime. Part of the innovative and easy-to-use V-Series of safety harnesses and SRLs, in addition to the inbuilt dampener, the V-TEC also benefits from patented radial energy absorbing technology, which ensures control over any force exerted on it. Together, the radial energy absorber and dampener translate the latest technology into ease of use, inspection and maintenance. Its construction is based on an award-winning design first used in the MSA Personal Fall Limiter. A clear outer casing allows instant inspection and peace of mind, while the radial energy absorber requires no calibration or adjustment before use. A convenient carrying handle is fitted for easy transport. “The V-TEC carves out new territory in SRL design and shows the kind of engineering innovation and user-friendly features the world has come to expect from MSA Safety fall protection,” says Alastair Hogg, Director for Fall Protection Sales and Business Development, International. “Our team at the Fall Protection Centre of Excellence in Devizes, Wiltshire, deserves much credit for keeping us ahead of the field.” He adds: “The V-TEC SRL and other V-Series products have been designed for use with our Latchways engineered lifelines to bring customers the highest specification of fall protection on the market.” The V-TEC SRL is made using stainless steel and engineered plastics for great durability and, when necessary, its cable, energy absorber and retraction dampener can all be quickly replaced on site. A choice of galvanised or stainless cables is available to meet the needs of different situations. MSA Safety’s new V-TEC 6m self-retracting lifeline is now available from registered suppliers. Other lengths will be launched later this year. For further information please contact your local MSA affiliate...
Everyone’s Going Grey!
05.07.17Everyone’s Going Grey! Freefoam Building Products are delighted to...
JET Cox Rooflights in a Different League at Top Training Facility
05.07.17JET Cox Rooflights in a Different League at Top Training Facility A ...
David Wilson Homes Specifies Forticrete Roof Tiles for New Luxury Development
05.07.17David Wilson Homes Specifies Forticrete Roof Tiles for New Luxury Development Forticrete’s innovative Gemini roof tile has been specified by David Wilson Homes (North West) for use across Bollin Park, a stunning collection of stylish and distinctive four- and five-bedroom properties in the affluent town of Wilmslow, Cheshire. The 24 acre development was designed to create a bespoke and prestigious range of properties. To ensure exactly that, David Wilson Homes specified Forticrete’s Gemini roof tile in Grey and Mixed Russet. Tony Sutton, Technical Director at David Wilson Homes (North West), commented: “With Wilmslow such a sought-after location and one with a considerable appetite for bespoke, exclusive homes, it was vital that we specified materials that reflected exactly that. Forticrete’s Gemini tiles certainly didn’t disappoint.” Forticrete’s Gemini interlocking tiles have been specifically designed to replicate the look and feel of traditional plain tiles, maintaining the appearance of a traditional plain tile roof. They have 50% less CO2 emissions per m2 roof and improved coverage, using less tiles per m2, making it a much more cost-effective solution. The roof tiling solution features increased tile strength and an even stronger, tighter interlock as standard, and because they are so simple to install, the cost to lay them is also significantly reduced. As well as being extremely energy efficient, these next generation roofs tiles are aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-install and high in quality. They have been specifically designed as interlocking tiles which are just 270mm x 337mm overall, yet because of a carefully judged central groove and innovative ‘double cambered’ design, they have the appearance of two traditional plain tiles side by side when laid, effectively laying two tiles at a time. For more information on Forticrete's range of products, visit their website ...

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Confidence in New Builds Fall as Average English House Will Have to Last 2,000 Years
18.08.17Confidence in New Builds Fall as Average English House Will Have to Last 2,000 Years The average new home in England will have to last 2,000 years if the sluggish rate of house building and replacement continues, the Local Government Association warns today. The country has not built enough homes for decades. As a result, existing homes must house more people and last for much longer, which has led to the country spending nearly as much on the repair and maintenance of existing homes as it does building new ones. But analysis reveals that one in 10 new home buyers are dissatisfied with the quality of their new home and one in six would not recommend their house builder to a friend. The research, carried out for the LGA, also reveals most local areas have more homes built before 1930 then from any other period of time, demonstrating the age of much of England’s housing stock. The LGA is calling on government to help councils build a new generation of high quality, genuinely affordable and additional homes, supported by adequate infrastructure and services. Housebuilders also need to work with councils to ensure new homes are built to a good quality, and will stand the test of time. With increasing numbers of people in the private rented sector, council leaders are also concerned that 28 per cent of privately rented homes are not decent, an increase of 150,000 homes since 2006. In comparison, council homes are more likely to be better quality, with 85 per cent meeting the decent homes standard, an increase from 70 per cent in 2008. Local government leaders insist a “national renaissance” in council housebuilding must be central to solving our housing shortage and improving quality, and for delivering the mix of different homes that meet the growing and changing need of communities. For this to happen, the LGA said councils need to be able to borrow to build and to keep 100 per cent of the receipts of any home they sell to reinvest in new and existing housing. Cllr Judith Blake, LGA Housing spokesperson, said: “Our country’s failure to build enough homes over the past few decades is putting huge pressure on our existing housing stock. “Families are having to spend more on rent or mortgages every month and deserve a decent home that is affordable. But as costs are rising, so is dissatisfaction with the standards of new homes. “Everyone deserves an affordable and decent place to live. It’s crucial that all new and existing homes are up to a decent standard. “Councils need to be able to ensure quality through the planning system, and to encourage high standards in rented and owned properties across the board. “To spark a desperately-needed renaissance in council housebuilding, councils also need to able to borrow to build new homes and keep all receipts from any homes they sell to reinvest in building new homes that are of a good quality and afford...
NFRC VACANCY - Regional Manager – North West Region
16.08.17NFRC VACANCY - Regional Manager – North West Region NFRC JOB VACAN...
Wienerberger and Northwards Partnership Goes From Strength to Strength
15.08.17Wienerberger and Northwards Partnership Goes From Strength to Strength...
Wienerberger Welcomes new Managing Director
14.08.17Wienerberger Welcomes new Managing Director Keith Barker has been a...
Core Capital Invests in Avonside for Expansion
11.08.17Core Capital Invests in Avonside for Expansion Core Capital Partners...
LRWA Announces Inaugural Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Awards
08.08.17LRWA Announces Inaugural Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Awards The...
Roger Daltrey's Good Luck Message to SR Timber
08.08.17Roger Daltrey's Good Luck Message to SR Timber The Who frontman Roge...
UK Construction Growth Slows to Six Year Low
07.08.17UK Construction Growth Slows to Six Year Low Growth prospects for th...
Three ways to Tackle Construction Skills Shortages
04.08.17Three ways to Tackle Construction Skills Shortages Increasing levels...
IKEA to Sell Solar Panels and Battery System
04.08.17IKEA to Sell Solar Panels and Battery System Home furnishers, IKEA h...
GAP Announces Acquisition of SIG Building Plastics and SIG Windows
03.08.17GAP Announces Acquisition of SIG Building Plastics and SIG Windows G...
DIY SOS Needs YOU!
03.08.17DIY SOS Needs YOU! The BBC's favourite build series will ho...
July Construction Growth Eases
02.08.17July Construction Growth Eases Weakest Construction Performance...
Langley Appoints Well-Known Industry Figure as Operations and Group Development Manager to Further Drive Training
01.08.17Langley Appoints Well-Known Industry Figure as Operations and Group Development Manager to Further Drive Training Langley UK Ltd has appointed a new Operations and Group Development Manager, responsible for strengthening its Group Training and Development proposition. Livia Williams has been appointed to the role where she will work closely with Group Training Manager, Mark Dunn on continuous development of the Group’s skills and training strategy for the roofing sector. While Livia will be concentrating on the progression of Langley’s development plan, Mark will be focused on implementing the training, particularly for technical installation and product management, whilst growing Langley’s Basic Competency Programme (BCP) offering for contractors. Key strategic roles Already well-known in the roofing industry, Livia has previously held a number of key strategic roles in her career, and brings vast experience to the Langley Group companies. Most recently she served as Head of Skills and Training at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), in addition to holding the roles of Finance Director and Vice Chairman at the Institute of Roofing. Prior to these posts, Livia worked for three years as the Director and Co-owner of East Midlands Roofing College. Tony Silvestri, Group Managing Director commented: “Livia’s appointment is an exciting development for Langley and highlights our commitment to ongoing investment in strong leadership, an effective organisational structure, and added value depth. With her experience and knowledge of the roofing industry, we can continue to provide the level of training and support that our contractor network requires.” For more information on Langley’s extensive range of roofing solut...
CPA Welcomes Independent Review of Building Safety and Regulations
01.08.17CPA Welcomes Independent Review of Building Safety and Regulations T...
Avonside Group Services Acquires Bracknell Roofing
31.07.17Avonside Group Services Acquires Bracknell Roofing Avonside Group Se...
Timber Expo Set to Address Safety and Quality in Buildings
31.07.17Timber Expo Set to Address Safety and Quality in Buildings Timber E...
Post Grenfell: UK Construction Week to Offer Definitive Safety Courses
31.07.17Post Grenfell: UK Construction Week to Offer Definitive Safety Courses Free, tailored CPD certified workshops introduced to ensure that everyone in the industry is informed and protected In light of recent tragic events, UK Construction Week, the leading event for the construction and building sector has taken the most positive step possible by launching free unbiased, factual workshops to anyone working in the industry. These free, one hour CPD-certified sessions - taking place from 10 – 12 October at the Birmingham NEC - will address the specification and use of products from the viewpoint of safety, quality and fire prevention in buildings to ensure that all participants are given the most up-to-date advice and guidance on the main issues affecting the built environment following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower. Responsibility for safety These topics have been under intense public scrutiny at a national level, and whilst Grenfell will change the construction industry forever, companies must come to terms with the fact that ‘doing enough’ is no longer good enough. Our industry has a responsibility for the safety of every user or inhabitant of every building in the UK and with an ever-zealous media looking to apportion blame, and the threat of prosecution and prison now a stark reality, these workshops will ensure that our industry is completely informed with the latest views, findings and legislation. Earlier this month UK Construction Week issued a survey which received over 1000 responses from construction professionals. This survey asked them to identify the professional bodies they want the most up-to-date guidance from; the type of products and services that are now a priority for on-going and future projects; and how the industry can learn from this terrible event and move forward. The survey results have shaped a series of workshops, which will seek to clarify the latest advice and guidance for the industry. Topics include: Building Regulations – an update and interpretation Fire Prevention – guidance on sprinklers, fire doors, dampening Flammable Building Materials – looking at cladding and other materials and latest advice Health & Safety – knowing your responsibilities and up to date guidance on the latest legislation Improving Safety through Technology Nathan Garnett, Event Director, said, “In light of recent tragic events in London, and the fact that there are millions of square metres of building space being refurbished, refitted and built right now, the industry must act swiftly to decipher the latest guidance and advice by separating the facts from the fiction. By collaborating with the authorities and professional bodies, we at UK Construction Week have responded with a series of free, CPD certified workshops to address the latest issues and provide the facts from people the industry knows and can trust.” Available to any companies involved in the specification or use of products or services in construction or who are responsible for Health and Safety in commercial or residential buildings the show is offering completely free subsidised places on the workshops. Due to the expected high demand, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For more information and free registration visit the UK Construction Week website here or contact info@ukconstructionweek.com.  ...

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