Iconic Stonehaven lido gets Mapei waterproofing treatment

A Mapei Polyurea waterproofing system has been used to restore the historic Stonehaven Open Air Pool in Aberdeenshire. Applied by Anderson Specialist Contracting, the project forms part of renovation works carried out by Aberdeenshire Council. A polyurea waterproofing membrane with... View Article

A new discovery in smoke protection

Students at University of Salford discovered a new approach to being safe. Gilberts’ “ first of its kind” Series 60 damper were chosen by leading smoke control systems company Baiceir to protect the 14-storey Discovery Quay development. Some 26 dampers-... View Article

Dulux Trade Diamond Matt videos

Dulux Trade recently reformulated its popular Diamond Matt product with upgraded features and improved sustainability credentials, helping the industry move towards a more sustainable future. Two new videos have been released to show specifiers that the new and improved Dulux Trade... View Article

Passing on the BAL and ARDEX baton

After more than 20 years with ARDEX and over 10 years with BAL, Peter Bell, Managing Director, is passing on the baton to his deputy, David Hackett. Peter has enjoyed a stellar career with the ARDEX Group underpinned by his... View Article

New Mapei Polyglass roof for Enfield Council Civic Centre

A Mapei Polyglass waterproofing roof system has been used to complete an extensive renovation at Enfield Council Civic Centre. The project, completed by Alex Bennett Precision Roofing, spanned the link roof at the Centre and provided ungraded insulation, along with... View Article

What is a damp proof membrane and how does it work?

In the realm of construction and building preservation, dampness can pose a significant threat to structures. To combat this issue, the use of damp proof membranes has become commonplace, and it is essential to employ effective damp proofing solutions to... View Article

Secure your building’s future with SFS

SFS UK, an expert in the construction industry, is focused on creating innovative systems that provide robust solutions for fixing, fastening, and protecting construction workers and buildings. Headquartered in Leeds, SFS has been a longstanding manufacturer of fasteners for over... View Article

Understanding SterlingOSB Zero

All West Fraser’s Oriented Strand Board (OSB) products are manufactured using selected fibres of timber that are laid in cross directional layers and mechanically pressed to form a structurally-engineered panel, designed for construction and other industrial applications. OSB is viewed by... View Article

Modern materials house classic vehicles

‘Autobarn’ is an unusual build comprising an elegant five-bay garage and accompanying workshop sitting within the grounds of a Grade-II listed 18th-century home in Somerset. Designed by Bindloss Dawes Architects, the brief was to create a garage with an adjoining... View Article

Grand Union Housing Group turns to smart home tech to gather real-time information on damp and mould, while ensuring data-driven compliance

Milton-Keynes based Grand Union Housing Group has introduced smart home technologies across its housing portfolio of 12,500 properties to improve resident safety, reduce damp and mould concerns, and ensure compliance with shifting regulations on social housing. Aico’s HomeLINK Connected Home Solution IoT sensors were... View Article

Newton Waterproofing up for impressive eight awards

Newton Waterproofing, the UK’s leading independent designers and suppliers of guaranteed waterproofing systems, has made the finals in an impressive eight award categories in the past month, at the same time as celebrating their 175th anniversary. Making the shortlist in... View Article

Words can paint a thousand pictures

While the phrase about the value of illustrations is generally attributed to American advertising executive Fred R. Barnard, a London based artist is proving that words can create pictures – or more accurately, mosaics – that can also play an... View Article