Obtaining your local area information

Information on your local area is now easy to obtain and understand thanks to a new tool by CIA Landlord Insurance. The local area statistics calculator provides up to date information on the average property prices and crime rates in... View Article

Vectaire’s Microbox 125/2DC chosen

Vectaire’s Microbox 125/2DC was chosen to ventilate St Peter’s House and Admiral’s House in Kents Road, Torquay. This prestigious development converting two listed buildings into apartments needed discreet, but effective ventilation. The Microbox, provided this. The unit is slim (less... View Article

Langley pledges support for the 100% Hackitt campaign

Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd has pledged its support to the 100% Hackitt campaign, an initiative which aims to ensure that all recommendations made in the Hackitt Review of fire safety and building regulations are fully implemented. The 100% Hackitt campaign... View Article

KYDEX® doors achieve fire test certification

James Latham can now offer four KYDEX® encapsulated door blanks with Exova Warringtonfire Global assessment to FD30. Exclusive to James Latham in the UK and Ireland – and available in 0.76mm, 1.5mm and 2mm thicknesses and 20 on-trend colours –... View Article

The NEW 37.5® Technology – Climate Control Fleeces

These new styles from Snickers Workwear deliver AllroundWork warmth and cooling comfort. Not only will you stay warm with these new 37.5® Technology Fleeces, you’ll look and feel cool too. With styles for both professional tradesmen and women, they excel... View Article

Aico 3000 Series CO Alarm for exceptional protection

The Ei3018 mains powered Carbon Monoxide Alarm from Aico – the UK’s market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarms – brings together the company’s very latest technologies into one alarm for exceptional protection. At the heart of the Ei3018 Carbon Monoxide Alarm is Aico’s high performance, proven electrochemical Carbon Monoxide sensor which has a ten year life.  It is pre-calibrated... View Article

New flame retardant fire sprinkler boxing from Encasement

Decorative casings specialist, Encasement, has added to its extensive fire sprinkler boxing range with the launch of Versa FR, which is designed for use primarily on high rise residential projects where flame retardant boxing is required to conceal sprinkler pipework... View Article

Fibo wall panels achieve Class 1 Fire Rating

Fibo UK has achieved a Class 1 fire rating on its Grey Concrete, White Tile Silk and Titan bathroom wall panels. The classification relates to BS 467 Part 7: 1987, which looks at the distance and time it takes for... View Article

CSR in action by the Window Company (Contracts)

As the current holder of the G-Awards Installer of the Year title, commercial specialist The Window Company (Contracts) is embracing the opportunity which that presents to set the very highest standards for all those operating in the window and door... View Article

Solid floor refurbishment research released

Kingspan Insulation has published a new white paper assessing how different floor insulation specifications can impact cost and floor-to-ceiling height in home refurbishments. The report is based on research from leading consultants — Currie & Brown. It shows that Kingspan... View Article

Introducing Königstone: Feel at home

Taking its name from the German word for “king”, Königstone was created in 2005 with the aim of providing quartz products of the highest quality for use as surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms. The brand was started by two business partners, who currently... View Article

The hidden costs of ‘cheap’ insulation

New research has shown that by using premium performance phenolic insulation over cheaper, thicker mineral fibre insulation, developers can reduce construction thicknesses and actually save on total upfront costs. The study from Currie & Brown, which was commissioned by Kingspan... View Article