Queen’s Award for Stirling Lloyd

Stirling Lloyd, manufacturers of the Integritank structural waterproofing system, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its continued international success. Considered the UK’s most prestigious business honour, the Queen’s Award is awarded to businesses who show... View Article

Schneider Electric launches new Argus presence detector range

Global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric, has launched a new range of presence and movement detectors, enabling users to drastically reduce energy wastage, through better lighting control. The new Argus movement and presence detectors offer demand-based, automatic lighting control... View Article

Local company win Bathstore contract

Last month Graffiti Design installed some Specialist Retail Signage for our first project for large retailer Bath Store in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Bathstore is the largest specialist bathroom retailer in the UK, Their ethos is delivering well designed bathrooms to a... View Article

Helifix BowTie – the solution for bowed building walls

The recently upgraded BowTie HD, from masonry repair specialist Helifix, is the ideal solution to the problem of bulging and unstable building walls. Fully concealed once installed, it rapidly restores structural stabilisation by securing the wall to internal joists or... View Article

Comar window systems improve performance

With ever-increasing demands on the performance of glazing and opening vents, Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems have developed and rigorously tested their aluminium window systems to meet the very latest performance and specification demands, ensuring their clients have a future proof... View Article

Dickies has it all wrapped up

When working in the great outdoors it is important to ensure you have the correct outer and inner layer clothing for the task in hand. Dickies work coats and jackets have been developed over decades and tested in the toughest... View Article

VIPs seal the deal

By Tony Millichap, technical manager of Kingspan Insulation Limited. Ensuring a high level of building fabric performance has become increasingly important in recent years as new regulations and the rising cost of energy lead to a greater demand for more... View Article

Lead roofing and its modern replacements

Theft of lead flashings from roofs and concerns over the health and safety implications of working with the material generally has prompted the launch of lead-free solutions. Kevin Ley, technical manager of UK roofing manufacturer Redland, explores the issues. Increasing... View Article

Simply SIPS

Tony Millichap, technical manager, Kingspan Insulation Limited discusses the reasons for choosing SIPs. Many people dream of building their own home and, whether it is to be a futuristic timber clad construction or a traditional looking brick faced house, the... View Article

Nationwide Windows’ bi-folds are Secured by Design

Nationwide Windows, the UK window and door manufacturer with a 27 year heritage is delighted to announce that its bi-fold doors now meet the requirements of Secured by Design (SBD) – the official UK Police flagship initiative to support the... View Article

AkzoNobel publishes new OJEU Guide

AkzoNobel, parent company of paint brand, Dulux Trade, has launched an advisory document on how the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) impacts tendering public sector decoration projects. It is designed to help specifiers navigate their way through the... View Article

Specifying historic shades with flame retardant protection

When choosing paint for historic buildings, specifiers can choose products that offer a double duty, with high technology flame retardant paints available in historic colour palettes. Debbie Orr, Crown Trade brand manager gives an insight. Protecting heritage properties needs to... View Article

Dorma produces full products range in BIM

DORMA are proud to announce that they have launched a wide range of their products as Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects. All DORMA objects are free to download at www.dorma-uk.co.uk and the Bimstore Library, which will make identifying the most... View Article

Ventrolla to exhibit at the Scottish Home Show

Timber sash window specialist, Ventrolla, will be making an appearance at the Scottish Home Show this September, in the shows 66th year. Hosted at the Aberdeen AECC between the 27th and 29th September, the show has everything homeowners could possibly... View Article