The roof space to an existing commercial property in the North-West of England has been given the added protection of having its very large roof-space sub-divided using the APOLLO Lite 30:30 system manufactured by TBA FIREFLY™.

Achieving a secure fix for medium to heavy weight building elements in ETICS and other external wall insulation applications is assured with EJOT’s Iso-Corner load-bearing bracket which has now secured ETA (European Technical Assessment).

By providing convenient access to shops, bars, restaurants and other leisure-related places of interest, public and privately-owned car parks help oil the wheels of the urban economy. Therefore, it’s vital these sites are in the best possible state of repair in order to remain operational and help maintain town and city centre trade. Exposed car park surfaces are at the daily mercy of the elements, as well as heavy, motorised traffic, which is a potential cause of waterproofing failure if not addressed at an early stage. Mohammed Ashfaq, Senior Sales Manager at Sika, looks at the challenges involved with car park refurbishment in a ‘live’ environment to ensure sites stay safe and ingress-free.

Timber is the oldest and most sustainable building material ever known. Not only does its use have significantly less environmental impact than steel or concrete, but it has other properties which bring additional benefits to those using a leisure building day in, day out.

The construction industry has a reputation for being one of the biggest polluters; it’s responsible for 40% of the world’s carbon emissions. It’s clear that if we are to fight climate change and promote sustainability, construction will need to clean up its act. One of the best ways of doing so is cutting demand for one of the most common building materials: concrete. The key ingredient of concrete is cement which has a large carbon footprint, even higher than aviation fuel, says Charlie Ayers, Founder of SureCav.

Wembley Pink MSCP is part of an extensive regeneration project that will also include new housing, shops, venues etc.

Powdertech Corby’s unique ‘Collections’ range of powder coatings can now be researched and downloaded from the NBS National BIM Library.

Chevron screens of Nordic Copper tiles announce a Sydney hotel, created from the regeneration of an 80-year-old warehouse, celebrating neighbouring art deco buildings and its film precinct location.

Rochester-based aluminium decking manufacturer AliDeck have launched a balcony fire safety campaign as part of the national annual Stoptober smoking cessation drive.

Specifiers’ guide to acoustic, fire & thermal insulation returns as interactive resource.

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