In any building, there must always be space for natural light. Whether new build or refurbishment, the abundance of natural daylight is not only a fundamental element of an interior space it is essential for the occupant's well-being.

Innovative, high performance External Wall Insulation (EWI) by Saint-Gobain Weber has been specified for a proportion of homes in the extensive property upgrade programme being carried out by Stevenage Borough Council in Hertfordshire. Seventy six homes have benefitted from this improved thermal efficiency and aesthetics treatment in 2015 and a further 150 properties are included in the 2016 program.

A fundamental element of contemporary architecture, there is little doubt that an abundance of natural light in buildings has a positive effect on our moods and manners. One of the best ways to capture this natural light and reduce the need for artificial lighting, whilst at the same time meeting today’s energy efficiency targets, is through the specification of skylights which can be tailor- made for any application.

The use of thermoplastic roofing membranes has increased significantly in the last 20 years. Their benefits such as energy savings and reduced cooling costs, as well as being highly durable, means it is the most popular material in the single-ply commercial roofing industry (according to the Single Ply Roofing Association - SPRA).

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:00

Hambleside Danelaw launches their new site

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. We have designed this site with you in mind - it is faster, easier to navigate, uncluttered and user friendly. It showcases our huge product offering and strengthens the Hambleside Danelaw brand which promotes quality.

A detailed refurbishment project to conserve an architecturally significant residential property is making use of a special composite woodwool board from the range supplied by Marmox Limited to ensure not just the integrity of the work, but also the building’s long term performance.

Live hot-air welding will show the remarkable qualities of IKO Polymeric’s Spectraplan TPE membrane on stand B4/1005 at the Build Show this October. The BBA certified single ply combines the best performance characteristics of PVC and EPDM membranes - and can be welded between 200-600˚C!

Ventilated façade specialist Shackerley has supplied over 2100m² of SureClad® ceramic granite cladding for a new Premier Inn hotel and Vue cinema at the £30 million Feethams leisure development in Darlington.

Thursday, 01 September 2016 00:00

Remmers waterproofing solutions keep guests dry

The roof of a busy hotel in the central of Manchester required general repairs and had failing waterproofing to the parapet walls.

Thursday, 01 September 2016 00:00

Another winning performance from Sarnafil Plus

Manchester Arena, managed and operated by SMG Europe, is one of the busiest venues in the world and the largest indoor arena in Europe.

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