Dura Cladding Helps New Landmark Development at Rushden Lakes Achieve its Sustainability Goals

Composite Timber Dura Cladding has been chosen for an exciting new retail, leisure and tourism destination in the Nene Valley. The Rushden Lakes site near Northampton is due to open this month and is the largest out-of-town scheme of its kind in a decade. HPW Architecture led the design and development of the masterplan for the project, which is set…

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Edinburgh school benefits from Saint-Gobain solutions

Saint-Gobain in Scotland has supplied a range of solutions for the new £28.5 million Portobello High School building, in Edinburgh. Commissioned by the City of Edinburgh Council, the new building accommodates 1,400 pupils and has replaced the existing building on Duddington Road, home to the school for 51 years. In addition to more traditional teaching and learning spaces, the development…

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Sika’s watertight roofing membrane provides sanctuary for stunning new church

The flexible, easy-to-apply, aesthetic properties of Sika’s watertight single-ply membrane proved the ideal solution for a stylish and unusual roof design – the crowning glory of a new, multi-million pound community church. The £4.5 million C3 Centre in Cambridge was built to host community events as well as serve as a place of worship. The two-tier building’s architecturally-striking feature is its…

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Tessa Jowell set to inspire builders at IMPACT roadshow events across England

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) is delighted to announce Tessa Jowell as keynote speaker for their upcoming corporate social responsibility (CSR) roadshows to be held across England as part of their CITB funded programme, IMPACT. The federation’s specialist training and business development unit, NFB Business & Skills, supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), is hosting a series…

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Low cost solution to slippery decking

Wooden decking can become hazardous in damp and slippery conditions, creating the possible threat of a slips or falls for anyone walking across the surface. Outside areas where people gather need to be made safe so FibreGrid has come up with a solution to this problem with the development of Anti Slip Standard GRP Decking Strips, part of their affordable …

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IRWIN Launches Ergonomically Designed Pro Comfort Screwdrivers

New Pro Comfort Screwdrivers are the first ever screwdriver offering from the IRWIN brand in the UK IRWIN® Tools,  driven by innovation for over a century, announces the launch of its first ever range of screwdrivers for the UK market, building on the renowned,  excellent performance trade professionals have grown to know and trust. The new range of Pro Comfort…

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Impressive Center Parcs roof refurb completed with zero guest disruption

With capacity for almost 4000 guests and 96% occupancy, keeping the central area of Center Parcs Longleat Forest open was key to the refurbishment of its impressive Subtropical Swimming Paradise. A massive challenge for Delomac Roofing, the project to renew the roof with a Sika Sarnafil membrane was accomplished with two years of meticulous planning and 30 months of onsite…

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SICK Laser Scanning Technology Makes Reliable Building Security Easy

Technology developments to SICK’s LMS range of 2D laser scanners have made it easier than ever to secure and protect outdoor open spaces reliably, even where there are frequent vehicle movements, with one scanner capable of covering an area the size of a football pitch. Both intrusion and anti-collision protection have been made more customisable and adaptable for building security,…

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