Experienced ventilation specialist Graeme Bonds has joined the Vortice sales team as Area Business Manager for the South West.

Prior to a revision of Building Regulations in 2010, ventilation was not high on the list of priorities in the housebuilding sector. A fan in the bathroom and cooker hood in the kitchen, plus ventilation blocks in the walls, were the default setting. Then, gradually, ventilation began to make it on to the agenda, largely driven by the now-defunct Code for Sustainable Homes, writes Paul Williams, Domus Ventilation’s Product Manager.

As the country moves into the next phase of the pandemic, the work of building services firms will be more important than ever, according to Waterloo Managing Director Russell Shenton.

Ventilation specialist Vortice, has long been supplying air handling units for the food, leisure, medical and pharmaceutical sectors.

The home entertainment specialist has been shortlisted for a CEDIA award for its cinema installation featuring the first-ever deployment of a Barrisol Clim stretch ceiling in the UK.

There is an innovative way to make air as fresh as possible within educational buildings, and thus achieve compliance with Government guidelines(*).

Building services BIM design and validation is simplified with a new facility from Gilberts Blackpool.

Cellecta, the UK specialist Acoustic and Thermal Insulation manufacturer have launched their Mojave® dry laid underfloor heating system. The system brings together a series of well-known components consisting of high-performance acoustic layers, XFLO® high-compressive strength extruded polystyrene (XPS), ULTRAplate aluminium diffuser plates or foiled faced (XPS), topped off with award winning overlay board ScreedBoard® 20.

As the number of new homes being built increases, how we manage water needs careful consideration. The new houses that are being built today must be designed to be water-efficient, flood-resilient and save energy. Paul Winnett, General Manager for Building Services and Industry at Xylem Water Solutions, shares some key challenges and strategies house-builders should consider.

An individually designed and highly energy efficient private house, nearing completion in South Wales, is making extensive use of the technologies available within the range of South-West based OMNIE: including two types of underfloor heating system, employed to maximise the efficiency and comfort delivered by one of the manufacturer’s ground source heat pumps.

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