Powdertech (Corby) Ltd has recently completed work galvanising, fettling and powder coating over two thousand steel balustrades, each around 1m in length, for an impressive development situated on the edge of Manchester.

A significant new high-rise residential project in the London Borough of Lewisham is being built to provide high quality social housing, with the design of the structure prioritising the use of non-combustible materials: including the choice of A1 rated Magply boards for pattresses within the external walls.

Today, James Latham, one of the UK’s leading and most forward-thinking distributors of timber, panels and decorative surfaces, announces the launch of its powerful new online surfacing specification tool, the Digital Showroom Platform.

Leading plumbing and drainage solutions provider, Wavin, is adding its innovative new RootSeal Technology across the OsmaDrain range. The natural additive used in RootSeal Technology actively prevents root ingress in below ground drainage systems, helping minimise the chance of repairs being needed on residential and commercial properties.

A high specification office building close to Manchester Airport has been subject to a series of planned refurbishment contracts carried out by a sister company to the property developer which owns it, with the phased work including the upgrade of each floor or unit’s fire performance using smoke and flame barriers from the range of TBA FIREFLY™.

From increasing thermal efficiency and airtightness to reducing carbon emissions and minimising the risk of condensation, building homes that tick all these boxes can be a real balancing act. Here, John Mellor, Senior Product Manager from Glidevale Protect, discusses the benefits of taking a fabric-first approach and explains why collaboration and compliance go hand in hand.

Both are regional terms used to describe a deviance in level between the two skins of a cavity wall. According to textbooks they should not occur, as every three bricks laid in the outer leaf should match the height of one block laid on the inside skin.

Powdertech Corby’s unique ‘Collections’ range of powder coatings can be researched and downloaded as BIM objects from NBS Source.

In the face of the on-going energy crisis and rising energy bills, schools, colleges, and universities are under increasing pressure to reduce operational costs. Colin Lawson, Head of Market Intelligence at Tamlite Lighting says small changes can make a big difference with retrofitting the key to success.

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