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National Insulation Industry Awards win the ultimate accolade

BREEAM revealed as title sponsor of the inaugural awards. With just days to go until the entries deadline, the National Insulation Industry Awards have announced they have won the ultimate title sponsor in BREEAM, the world’s foremost environmental assessment method... View Article

Imperial Bricks shows new brick slip range at 100% Design

From 20-23 September at the Olympia London, Imperial Bricks will showcase its newly expanded range of handmade, wirecut and pressed bricks in imperial and metric sizing at 100% Design. Imperial’s brick slips or ‘brick tiles’ will also be on display,... View Article

Increased demand for renewable building product

Demand for Plaswood is on the increase as specifiers, architects, landscape designers, construction companies and many more realise the benefits of the sustainable, eco-friendly substitute for non-renewable materials such as wood, concrete and steel. Plaswood is strong, durable, waterproof, maintenance-free,... View Article

Use Wood Wisely

The UK Government has signed up to meet CO2 emissions targets by ensuring that 15% of all our energy requirements are met from ‘renewable’ energy sources by 2020. On the face of it, it seems highly commendable, and this would... View Article

UK ‘green’ policies will accelerate global deforestation

Hosted by Norbord, leader in panel products, www.usewoodwisely.co.uk explains the woody biomass/timber supply argument which has seen UK wood-using industries confront government. Whether the visitor is familiar with the issues or not, the information is easy to digest. Included in... View Article
As part of the ongoing regeneration of Slough town centre, Barnshaws Section Benders has provided curved steel to support The Curve, the new cultural and learning centre: a project delivered by Slough Urban Renewal on behalf of Slough Borough Council. The steel forms part of the building’s façade, which delivers a truly modern aesthetic, intended to uplift the local area. As a result, the building has been awarded ‘Development of the Year 2017’ at the Thames Valley Property Awards.

Barnshaws put The Curve in Slough

As part of the ongoing regeneration of Slough town centre, Barnshaws Section Benders has provided curved steel to support The Curve, the new cultural and learning centre: a project delivered by Slough Urban Renewal on behalf of Slough Borough Council.... View Article

‘Architects’ Choice’ Brick Award now live

Following the announcement that the 2017 Brick Awards shortlist has been revealed, the Brick Development Association (BDA) would like to invite registered architects to choose which project should receive the prestigious Architects’ Choice Award. The Architects’ Choice Award is a... View Article

We are all paying the price for the biomass subsidy debacle

The revamp of the popular Use Wood Wisely website – www.usewoodwisely.co.uk –  answers the demand for more easily-digestible and understandable information on the contentious issue of UK power stations burning wood to generate electricity. Hosted by Norbord, leader in panel... View Article

Should a firewall be for life?

It’s not just a wall, it’s a firewall and for such crucial protection the use of composite panels gives buildings a huge performance boost. But, Brett Harrington, Divisional Manager for the Firewall and Data Division of ISD Solutions, warns you... View Article
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Intumescent glazing seals

Mann McGowan manufactures a comprehensive range of glazing seals for fire resistance for timber and steel systems. In the event of a fire, the intumescent swells to form a seal within the glazing pocket and also reduces the risk of premature... View Article
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Pilkington Planar™ entices readers to one of USA’s busiest libraries

Project: Elmhurst Public Library, Queens, New York Client: The Queens Library Network Architect: Marpillero Pollak Glazing installer: W&W Glass, LLC Main contractor: Stalco Construction The fundamental role of glass in the built environment is to allow light into spaces while keeping the elements out. But it... View Article