Category Archives: April 2021

NBS announce it’s partnership with the National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited (NFRC) @theNBS

Today, NBS, the leading construction data platform, has announced its partnership with the National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited (NFRC) to promote standards and guidance within roofing specification to the broader construction industry.

After 18 successful years Mercedes-Benz vans are still getting Bellamy’s vote @MercedesBenz

It’s 2002 and husband-and-wife team Kevin and Lorraine Bellamy need a van with which to launch their new business venture, one that will take them all over the UK in safety and style, and can be depended upon to perform efficiently and reliably in all weathers. After much research and investigation, they choose a Mercedes-Benz Vito.

Leica Geosystems Announces BLK3D Update @LeicaGeosystems

Leica BLK3D – the in-picture measurement solution

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, today announced the Leica BLK3D update. The new handheld imager has doubled its operating range and in-picture measurement accuracy for many indoor and outdoor applications, such as exterior building measurements for scaffolding, façade, roofing, and architecture projects.  

Enhanced Visibility and Safety With Snickers Workwear Hi-Vis. @SnickersWw_UK

A Superior Range of Hi Vis Protective Wear – for all kinds of light conditions.

Snickers Workwear takes personal wellbeing at work very seriously. That’s why this range of Hi-Vis protective wear is streets ahead of anything else.

The importance of cleaning exterior walls without causing surface damage @karcheruk

Daniel Took, Head of Professional Product Marketing at Kärcher UK explains best-practice cleaning methods for exterior walls and façades.

Solar shading company reduces air conditioning usage by up to 68% at NHS hospital in Hampshire, solving Covid-19 ventilation problem. @Smartlouvre

Smartlouvre are the only manufacturers of the world’s thinnest and lightest sustainable louvred metal fabrics, MicroLouvre. The lightweight screens that easily attach to the outside of any windows have exceptional solar shading, natural ventilation and daylighting capabilities. Laboratory tests and previous case studies have proven that MicroLouvre can save up to 68% in air conditioning usage (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2016, 3). This extraordinary finding makes MicroLouvre the solution not just for heat reduction, but also the serious issues with COVID-19 caused by inadequate and dangerous ventilation systems. MicroLouvre has provided huge benefits for both patients and staff at an NHS Hospital in Hampshire.


With the UK now frequently experiencing record volumes of rainfall and increasing risks of flooding, building design must be more ecologically and sustainably driven to counteract climatic challenges. Keith Hills, Managing Director at EGR (Eco Green Roofs Ltd) explains how living roof systems can offer a proven solution to managing rainwater drainage in city spaces.

3 ways to make money off your home @OddsMonkey

Looking to generate some additional income in 2021? In this article, Peter Watton from OddsMonkey shares his tips for making money at home.

It’s always nice to have some extra money coming in. But, with Money reporting that 78% of people in the UK are starting off 2021 with personal debt, more and more of us are looking for new ways to generate additional income.

Black Barn: Former Cotswolds Grain Store captured by Handover @rigbyandrigby1

Photography studio, Handover, share their captures of Black Barn – the 6,500 sq ft development situated north of the Cotswolds, completed in 2020 by multi-disciplinary architecture, interior design and delivery studio Rigby & Rigby.