800m² of Shackerley’s SureClad® ceramic granite cladding has been used to refurbish a prestigious seven-storey office block in Birmingham, overcoming planning sensitivities in a designated conservation area. Ceramic granite, a high performance façade material with almost zero porosity, has helped to provide a new protective outer envelope whilst maintaining the building’s original natural travertine stone appearance.

Flagship waterproofing membrane Newton 403 HydroBond has been shortlisted in the Product Innovation of the Year – Materials category at the prestigious London awards.

Last year a new version of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) was introduced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). These regulations affect almost everybody involved in construction, from clients and designers to suppliers and contractors, and are applied to all sites.

The increase in rain events and flooding and a lowering of the water table are clear indicators that the ecology of the water cycle has been severely impaired as a result of climate change and the consistently high level of soil sealing.

The construction industry’s drive towards considering lifetime structural performance, rather than just the lifetime of the construction project itself, is having a noticeable impact on attitudes towards product selection and implementation processes. Toby Champion, Commercial Director at Newton Waterproofing Systems, considers the motivations behind this, and the part that waterproofing solutions have to play.

Friday, 01 July 2016 00:00

Sika makes waves in Snowdonia

An innovative and comprehensive concrete reinforcement and waterproofing system from global building product manufacturer, Sika, was specified for use on Surf Snowdonia, a revolutionary inland surf lagoon in Dolgarrog, North Wales.

Roofline and rainwater specialists, Swish Building Products has introduced two new colourways to its extensive range of cellular PVC facia and soffit products.

The Grand Hotel in Brighton is ready to welcome guests to its iconic seafront accommodation whatever the weather thanks to a roof overlay system applied with Sika Liquid Plastics’ Decothane Omega 15 solution.

An EN fire rated, modern new building exterior using Crestapol® 1212 Resin for the 2,050 moulded parts and 15,000 metres of FRP pultruded profiles used in the cladding system.

The leading independent supplier releases its new Waterproofing App in a first for the UK waterproofing industry.

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