Calculating prospective U-Values is a routine part of the building design process, so routine that you could be forgiven for not giving all that much thought to the intricacies of each and every calculation.

A potentially catastrophic blaze, which consumed the garage containing a parked vehicle adjoining a £1M house in rural Surrey, was stopped in its tracks thanks to the use of 12mm A1 non combustible Magply being chosen as the render substrate board on the contract.

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.

Crittall has become the only steel window manufacturer with fully integrated business management, order processing &fabrication systems following the completion of a project to introduce state-of-the-art software & machinery.

Showing a strong commitment to both sustainability and supply chain collaboration, leading insulation, drywall and ceiling product distributor CCF has joined forces with Knauf Insulation to identify some of the most common issues surrounding meeting Part L and achieving lower U-values to understand how best to support customers through changing regulations.

Flooring Hut is pleased to announce the launch of our updated carpet and flooring written quote service, aimed at delivering clarity, transparency, and professionalism to our valued customers. This service is designed to offer a multitude of benefits for businesses and consumers alike.

With common openings in external cavity walls supported by lintels of metal, concrete, stone or timber, the opportunity exists to offset the evacuation of penetrating rain so discharge is not in the vicinity of the opening.

Angela Mansell, Managing Director of Mansell Building Solutions, discusses why time needs to be called on outdated methods and mindsets.

There’s more to meeting the latest requirements of Part L than meets the eye and, as John Mellor from leading UK building materials manufacturer Glidevale Protect explains, ‘hidden protectors’, such as reflective breather membranes and vapour control layers, can make a difference to the thermal efficiency of a building.

Alan Hall, Projects Director at regeneration specialist Genr8 Developments, discusses the benefits of an approach that focuses on the long-term legacy of a scheme.

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