Breathing Easier with Smart Technology

The revolution in indoor climate control and security spearheaded by smart technologies is the subject of a UK Construction Week seminar being given by GEZE UK’s head of window technology.

Spencer Allen for will share the spotlight with the likes of architect and television presenter George Clarke and representatives of the BRE, Carbon Trust and Sunday Times, during the showcase event, staged at the NEC Birmingham, 10 – 12 October.

He will explore the concept of smart natural air ventilation, …

Green Credentials Boosted By A Biomass Boiler

Scottish firm DM Design has invested £250,000 in a biomass boiler at its head office in Cumbernauld. The Fitted Bedroom specialists will now save the equivalent of 50 large skiploads of landfill each year. The ultra-high-spec 150kW boiler is cleverly fed with wood from old kitchen and bedroom units which have been removed from customers’ homes.

The unit also assists in removing dust ensuring the 30-strong factory team have a clean working environment. Operations director Ben Taylor is delighted with …

Green light for £12m town centre leisure scheme in Haverfordwest

Fairacre Property has been granted planning permission for a landmark town centre development in Haverfordwest, Wales, to be designed by Holder Mathias Architects.

The planning application, originally submitted in November 2016, received unanimous council support and will result in the delivery of four restaurants/shops at ground floor level with a five-screen cinema at first floor level, covering 1,400 sq m of leisure floor space. In support of the application, Fairacre has also secured commitment from national cinema operator, REEL Cinemas.…

Schiedel Installation Assistant App now in the Google Play Store

Download the Installation Guide today.

Our handy Installation Assistant app is excellent when working on chimney and flue projects. It has a number of guides on how to work with chimneys as well as a number of video animations.

The app features:

  • Quick reference for installers.
  • Video breakdowns of each stage of the installation process, from connection to the appliance through to termination.
  • Highlighting the safety critical areas where the chimney penetrates the floors, ceilings, roof and walls.
  • Incorporates frequently

Moduleo celebrates fifth anniversary in the UK

Leading luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer, Moduleo, is celebrating its fifth anniversary of trading in the UK.

To mark the occasion, Moduleo has unveiled a milestone infographic highlighting some of the company’s achievements, including the number of patterns launched, the amount of planks sold and how much energy the company saves thanks to eco-friendly manufacturing.

Moduleo has become one of the fastest growing flooring companies across the world, with 60 million metres of flooring being produced annually by 2019.…

HELPING PROT-ECT ‘WORLD CLASS’ LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

British technical expertise is being taken to ‘world class’ levels with the construction of a cutting-edge learning environment in Cumbria. The cutting-edge approach extends through to the top of the building, where contractor Cumbrian Roofing Solutions Ltd has used a unique solution to completely refurbish the 6500m2 roof: Protan’s prefabricated system.

Client Gen2 has commissioned Thomas Armstrong to convert a former textile factory into its new £4.2million training facility in Lillyhall, as a design and build contract. Due to …

Strelley kids pack a punch teaching NCH tenants boxing moves

Residents in a Nottingham City Homes (NCH) independent living scheme have been training with a group of seven to eight year olds to help them get active this summer.

Strelley ABC (Amateur Boxing Club) has teamed up with NCH to run a four week course with the residents of Mariner Court in Bulwell, teaching residents basic boxing skills to aid fitness and improve balance.

Nottingham City Council secured funding from Sport England earlier this year that has enabled NCH to …

TRENT BASIN OPENS DOORS FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS

As the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme continues to drive house sales across Nottingham among first time buyers, a new community is experiencing high demand from the under 30s wanting to invest in its properties.

Located on the banks of the River Trent and around an historic inland dock, more than a third (36%) of residents in Phase One at Trent Basin are first-time buyers, with many choosing to invest in the cost saving benefits of the Help to Buy …

Specflue offers practical support for Chimney Fire Safety Week

Leading supplier of flue, chimney and renewable heating products Specflue (www.specflue.com) is supporting Chimney Fire Safety Week 2017 (September 4 to 10) by providing outstanding deals on chimney cleaning logs and fire lighters.

The company is offering a box of eight chimney cleaning logs for the special low price of £56 plus VAT and a box of 10 fire lighters for just £50 plus VAT.

Chimney cleaning logs are used three weeks before sweeping the chimney by placing …

BULL ENHANCE FIRE 360° SERVICE WITH RISK REPORT SYSTEM

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has enhanced its Fire 360° service with the addition of a full risk report system to protect businesses to the highest health and safety standards.

Bull’s Fire 360° service is a 12-step plan designed to provide companies with an effective and comprehensive fire strategy. As part of the service, Bull can now provide customers with a risk report, which will detail every single risk and hazard posed ahead of work on …

P C HENDERSON LAUNCH FOUR NEW INSTALLATION VIDEOS

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, is pleased to announce the launch of four new installation videos for some of its most popular residential products.

Following the huge success of the company’s first set of installation videos, launched back in 2015, P C Henderson has been working hard behind the scenes to create additional videos for its popular Rustic 80, Soltaire, Imperial Patio Kit and Loretto sliding door hardware kit packs.

Developed in the company’s own in …

Should International Property be in your portfolio?

“Bricks and mortar” has, for decades, been a guiding principle for savvy investors looking to make a return. While property investments don’t always promise the kind of stellar returns that can be earned on riskier investments, they also don’t come with the downsides. And, over the long-term, all the evidence suggests that property is the best means by which to grow your money. In fact, while data recently published by Heathstone Investments reveals that, over the course of one year, …

Check Out The Best Gear for Working on site in the NEW Snickers Workwear Catalogue

The latest full colour brochure can now be downloaded free of charge from www.snickersworkwear.co.uk

This 148 page catalogue has all you need to know about the world’s leading range of working clothes for professional tradesmen and women.

This Workwear will work hard on site all year round, whatever the working environment you’re in. What’s more, Snickers topwear garments are great both for  work and leisure activities.

Whatever trade you’re in, there’s something for you in the Snickers range – Work …

Adrenaline Administration Training Needed in Schools

CE Safety UK, who provide Health & Safety courses throughout the UK, are preparing themselves for a surge in enquiries regarding adrenaline auto-injectors, also known as AAIs and EpiPens, as new legislation comes into play in October this year.

Gary Ellis, Senior Consultant at CE Safety, said “We provide emergency first aid training to businesses and schools across the UK as well as professional consultations to ensure that they are fully compliant with new UK laws and legislation.

MASTHAVEN COMPLETES ITS LARGEST SECOND-CHARGE MORTGAGE LOAN

Masthaven has completed its largest second-charge mortgage. The loan, for £457,885, has been arranged with Intelligent Loans.

Commenting on the completion, Jon Sturgess, Head of Sales at Masthaven, said: “Intelligent Loans came to Masthaven to discuss a large loan case that they were looking to place. Having previously worked with them on similar loans we were able to work together to deliver the best outcome for the customer. With loans of this size, it can sometimes be a challenge to