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Pro-Railing® – The Stainless Steel Handrail Component...

Pro-Railing is a range of components for creating stunning handrails or balustrades in all types of applications. Available in stainless steel Type 304 and 316 and designed with simplicity of use in mind, the system provides maximum flexibility to overcome unforeseen onsite challenges. A choice of infill is available and our Aluminium Glass Balustrade solutions now include Wedge-Loc™ & Mini Top Rail. Pro-Glass is also available in a variety of standard & non-standard panels. Tilt-Loc ™ and glass stand- off adaptors have recently been added to the range as has Illumirail, our LED lighting system for handrails making Pro-Railing a one stop shop for...

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Major HS2 contracts mask a waning construction sector

Infrastructure bounced back sensationally in September with six major HS2 contracts awarded on the month worth a total of £7.2 billion. However, the same can’t be said for the...

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Are you putting lives at risk?

There are around 3 million new fire doors installed in the UK every year, but are they all...
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HPT panels the right choice for cheese factory

The first major cheese production investment in the UK for 40 years has led to the... Read More


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HPT External

By Hemsec Panel Technologies


HPT External wall panels are lightweight,...

HPT Carrier

By Hemsec Panel Technologies


HPT Carrier are fire resistant panels providing...

HPT Control 60

By Hemsec Panel Technologies


HPT Control 60 panels are suitable for severe...

CPD Online

Alumasc: LHC’s highest-ranked flat roofing supplier

By Alumasc Roofing Systems


After a rigorous evaluation and selection process,...

‘SPECIFYING GLAZED PARTITIONING’ CPD NOW AVAILABLE FROM OCULA SYSTEMS

By Ocula Systems


Partitioning experts and developers of the...

NEW SARNAFIL PLUS CPD FOR EVER CHANGING INDUSTRY

By Sarnafil Ltd


Sika Sarnafil has launched a new and improved...

Public Sector

Alumasc: LHC’s highest-ranked flat roofing supplier

After a rigorous evaluation and selection process, Alumasc was the highest-placed flat roofing supplier appointed by LHC to the FR2 Framework Agreement. The framework,...

SIKA’S QUALITY CONCRETE REPAIR SYSTEM RIDS UNHOLY DAMAGE TO CHURCH FAÇADE

Sika supplied the long-term concrete repair and protection solution for a church façade which had displayed signs of deterioration due to long-term exposure to air...


Housing

Housing

Easy-to-fix pantiles deliver rustic charm

Marley Eternit’s Lincoln interlocking pantiles have been used for a double barn conversion project in the Teversal conservation area. The innovative tiles were...

Hoist accessibility to increase bedroom usage

‘Best practice’ could be effectively implemented, and customer base extended, with no impact on floorspace. Under British Standards (BS8300:2009), for new...


Hotel, Sport & Leisure

HSL

Automatic for the people

Gone are the days of manual moveable partitioning walls. At least that is the prediction of market-leader Style, sole UK supplier of DORMA operable walls and the unique...

Novus revitalises Kensington hotel façade 

The exterior of a prestigious four star London hotel has been completely refreshed by the team from Novus Property Solutions who repainted the exterior façade. Located...


Health

Health

Perfect floor and wall innovations for labs and cleanrooms

The Lab Innovations Show has now established itself on the industry calendar as the UK’s only event dedicated to laboratory professionals. The show enables visitors...

Taylor Maxwell specified for Maggie's Cancer Care Centre

Maggie's Centre in Lanarkshire, designed by Edinburgh based Reiach and Hall Architects, seeks to ‘reinstate a sense of boundary and tranquillity’ to the edge of a...


Education

Education

New windows retain character and improve U-values

Following a successful bid to the Education and Skills Funding Agency Condition Improvement Fund, a prestigious grammar school is reaping the aesthetic and practical...

Soft-touch technology designed for little hands

As the new cohort of pupils enters the education system, how many school toilets are really suitable for the younger generation? From a facilities management perspective,...


Sustainability

Sustainability

Washroom’s latest off-site project takes shape

Leading washroom designer and manufacturer, Washroom Washroom, has recently completed the construction of a full sized mock-up washroom for a prestigious central London...

One Creative Environments Ltd opens up the potential of BIM

A leading integrated building design business has improved efficiencies and collaboration by adopting Openings Studio, a BIM-enabled product specification tool from ASSA...


Regeneration

Marshalls acquires precast concrete manufacturer CPM

Marshalls plc has announced that it has acquired CPM Group, a company that specialises in underground water management solutions.CPM manufactures and sells a wide...

Protecting cities against fire with advanced glazing

Daylight-flooded spaces command a premium from tenants, but in the densest urban areas – where buildings are very tightly packed – it can be difficult to achieve....


Ecobuild/Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Hörmann doubles size of stand at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre

The UK’s leading door manufacturer, Hörmann, has announced that it has boosted its sales after doubling the size of its stand at the National Self Build and...

Brexit will be a big boost for British builders

UK Construction Week opens tomorrow and will bring together a wide spectrum of the construction trade together over three days at the NEC Birmingham (10-12 October)....