Modern construction programmes place great demands on products and today’s floor screed systems are no exception, needing to be fast, strong, safe - and able to cope with the rigorous techniques and methods undertaken throughout the UK.

Facilities designed to be visited or occupied by people who are extra sensitive to the effects of bacteria and contamination need to pay careful attention to several design and maintenance factors to provide a safe environment with optimised hygiene levels.

Powdertech Wood Finish has recently been used in a project where replicating the natural aesthetics of wood was a particularly important objective. Baptist Health and MD Anderson have partnered to create a new $184 million cancer centre in Jacksonville, Florida, focused on treating all forms of adult cancer.

There has been a major shift in the materials sector as specifiers select new products to reflect the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. According to James Latham, there was a noticeable difference in sales and enquiries for certain product lines in 2020 when compared with previous years.

TG Escapes unique eco-buildings combine innovative design with the natural beauty of wood and glass. We use traditional materials with sophisticated technology to create a standalone space with a difference. Our personal and complete service allows us to create the perfect building to suit the clients individual needs and we can adapt our design to fit most locations.

When Plymouth Council wanted to repair, clean and protect their main office building at West Hoe Road, a Mapei concrete repair system finished with Mapei Elastocolor Paint was chosen for its proven durability and performance. Following the successful completion of Opal Villas apartment building across town, the Mapei system was the sensible choice.

Specialist Civil and Structural Repair company, Resitech Limited, were asked by Akelius Residential Limited to undertake a condition survey of the floor slabs at Leigh Court, Hammersmith, London. The floor slabs of the 5-storey building were constructed in a traditional 1890 – 1920 steel filler joist and a clinker concrete infill. The building was to be developed, refurbished and to undergo a change of use.

Schöck Combarglass fibre reinforcement is fast becoming the preferred choice over traditional steel rebar for a variety of new projects in unusual and demanding environments.

Buildings are static. They serve the purpose they have been designed for. But when cities grow and the needs of the community change, this becomes a problem. Modular construction with engineered wood products like Kerto LVL are the solution, because they enable adaptable, sustainable and cost competitive designs. It is time to provide solutions to the changing needs of our cities. Time to create an urban adaptation.

Tyman plc, the parent company of Access 360, has announced this morning that it intends to pay back £2.3m received in 2020 under the UK Government’s Job Retention Scheme. The payment will be made in full before year end.

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