ROCKWOOL guide provides clarity to HVAC and building services professionals on changes to BS 5422 guidance.

CPD helps to deal with fire risks for flat roofs utilised for additional social and practical applications.

Balcony manufacturer Sapphire Balconies has unveiled their most sustainable balcony product yet, quickly gaining a reputation as a ‘kinder’ next generation of Balconies.

New whitepaper explores how to identify and mitigate fire risks for flat roofs functioning as additional social or practical spaces of a building, including for solar installations.

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.

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.

Glass is probably one of the most ancient of building materials, but it is in its most advanced forms that it having a significant role to play in the refurbishment of historic properties, as Susan Sinden, Commercial Manager of leading glass processor ESG Group Ltd, explains.

Following the recent updates to the Building Regulations, UK-based building material manufacturer Fosroc International Ltd has confirmed their position regarding the use of its 'Dekguard' protective coating range on exterior walls of tall buildings.

A leading passive fire protection contractor is employing fully tested and trusted products from the range of TBA’s FIREFLYTM for the creation of half hour fire barriers within roofspaces of low rise sheltered housing in the St. Albans district of Hertfordshire: with the manufacturer providing on-site assistance in respect of regular inspections and the provision of recommended fixing details to ensure the work is fully compliant with current regulations.

Today, Sapphire is proud to reveal its next step in elegant yet buildable balcony design – the Crescent™ Corner Cassette. Developed by Sapphire’s dedicated R&D team, this exciting new curved balcony design creates a ‘softer’, elegant aesthetic to any building.

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