Powdertech, a specialist powder coater for architectural metals, launches PowderLUX©, a new collection of premium powder coatings that faithfully interpret glazed ceramics and burnished metals.

Last December, Part B (Fire safety) of the Building Regulations (England and Wales) banned the use of combustible materials in certain build-ups, such as rainscreen façade systems, of residential buildings between 11m and 18m.

The updated Part L (Conservation of fuel and power) Building Regulations for England came into full force this June and there’s a lot for the housebuilding industry to adapt to.

Hitesh Pattni, Northern Specification Manager at SFS, discusses how working with a product manufacturer in construction to select an appropriate system solution, provides more reassurance that building envelope performance will be maintained for the length of the given warranty. Attempts to specify system solutions, however, are often undermined by proposed substitutions for individual components.

Carlisle Construction Materials (CCM), the specialist in waterproofing, sealing and airtightness solutions for the building envelope, is launching the company’s proven TPO roofing system across all its European markets, including the UK.

The Cineworld New Mersey Retail Park is a multi-million pound complex, comprising 11 cinemas, including one with Super-screen, as well as six restaurants.

Stone wool insulation manufacturer, ROCKWOOL®, has added to its suite of industry support resources with the launch of the Recladding with ROCKWOOL guide for specifiers.

Be it residential or commercial, the exterior of buildings often feature wood as part of its design such as window framing, doors, cladding, and fencing, all of which requires a quality wood finish to provide it with the necessary high protection and longevity it deserves.

Dura Composites has launched Dura Deck® Inspire, the first ever 1.8m long A1 fire-rated porcelain deck plank balcony solution in the UK, especially suited to applications where the building height exceeds 11m, following the change of legislation for medium and high rise buildings.

Lisa Stephens, Building Envelope Product Manager at ROCKWOOL UK, explains the benefits of recladding and which factors need to be considered when planning a new recladding project.

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