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Time-saving ceiling grid from Knauf

The recently introduced Knauf Slimgrid suspended ceiling system promises a 30% reduction in installation time: a promise that has now been fulfilled in early UK installations.The speed secret is contained in the patented click feature clip design, a quick and simple method of connecting components during installation. This, coupled with pre-punched slots for accurately spaced grid installations without the need for measurement and alignment on site, makes for quick and hassle-free installation that is welcomed by contractors.Knauf Slimgrid is a concealed grid system for plasterboard ceiling linings which provides a low-void ceiling ideal for maximising room...

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Strong start to the year for construction

The construction industry has started 2017 strongly, with an increase in activity levels as the value of new building contracts awarded in January reached £6 billion, spearheaded by...

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CITB launches biggest-ever Levy consultation

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is embarking on the biggest consultation the organisation has ever undertaken, with all in-scope employers being asked to give their...

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Providing a route map to a greener world

Our new EcoHub has been developed with Mitsubishi Electric Living Environmental Systems
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The Ultimetal Shading Specifiers Dream

More sustainable, more performance, more discrete, the latest developments in the... Read More


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Vibrant Flat -Ceramic -

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The Vibrant Flat collection stands out for its...

Zero -Porcelain -

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The Zero porcelain collection meets the needs of...

CPD Online

RIBA CPDs

By ASSA ABLOY UK Specification


ASSA ABLOY Group companies often hold seminars...

Laidlaw’s commitment to training confirmed with RIBA-approved CPDs

By Laidlaw Limited


Architects and construction professionals can...

Fire Protection for Timber

By Lonza Wood Protection


Lonza Wood Protection offers a RIBA accredited...

Public Sector

Plaster re-think could ease maintenance burden

A change of approach to plaster choice could help housing associations significantly cut annual maintenance bills, and help manage the impact of the legislation...

Churches give new roof system seal of approval

Two churches, in North Yorkshire and Merseyside have specified the new BBA certified flat roofing system, Topseal Direct Lay, for roof covering solutions.The roofs of...


Housing

Housing

Black Millwork breathes new life into Richmond Hill

Black Millwork has supplied a range of its windows and external doors to a beautiful and extensive refurbishment project in Foxton Mews, Richmond Hill, which has brought...

Marley Eternit launches game changing new Universal Dry Verge

Marley Eternit has launched a ground-breaking new Dry Verge system that will make it quicker and easier for contractors and housebuilders to fit to NHBC and British...


Hotel, Sport & Leisure

HSL

Key management reduces security risk in hotels

The necessary costs involved with repairs and replacing missing or stolen keys are lost or stolen may seem unavoidable.Not only can it feel like a waste of time and...

Innovative Biofit concept brings outdoor exercise in

Architects and designers have been exploring Biofit, the world’s first biophilic gym concept, through a unique garden-like pop-up exercise installation, which was open...


Health

Health

Gradus launches new UK wall protection range

Contract interiors specialist Gradus has launched a UK market leading collection of new PVC-u wall protection profiles and wall cladding, which form part of one of the...

Two-position closer certifies Briton as among best in class

Allegion’s Briton brand once again shows why it is a leading pioneer in the door hardware industry with its newest overhead door closer – the Briton 131.Developed to...


Education

Education

Vecta wall linings give the perfect finish at London South Bank University

More than 150 sq.m of Vecta aluminium wall lining and a feature bulkhead have beHawkins\Brown architects, transformed an undercroft car park and first floor refectory...

Laidlaw handrail and balustrade installed at school

A contractor that was impressed with Laidlaw’s professionalism called on the company again to manufacture and install a handrail and balustrade at one of the UK’s...


Sustainability

Sustainability

SIG partners with PolyVision

SIG has been appointed as the exclusive distribution partner for PolyVision’s a3 CeramicSteel in the UK and Ireland.Effective from December 2016, SIG secured the...

It’s time for stylish new air conditioning units using R32

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new line-up of wall-mounted air conditioning units with a sophisticated, streamlined design and a comprehensive range of features to...


Regeneration

Sikafloor provides durable, high gloss surface fit for a Ferrari

Thanks to Sika, a vehicle workshop involved in the repair and maintenance of some of the world’s most expensive cars has been supplied with a durable, high-gloss floor...

Rise of CLT sees demand for new training

Due to the increase in popularity of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) constructions, expert training provider, Exova BM TRADA has developed a new training course for...


Ecobuild/Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Upcycling and zero-waste key to MEDITE SMARTPLY’s eye-catching Ecobuild stand

MEDITE SMARTPLY, leading supplier of sustainable OSB and MDF panel products, is partnering with award winning social enterprise Goldfinger Factory for its ground-breaking...

Ecobuild and M&S announce Big Innovation Pitch finalists 2017

Ecobuild and Marks & Spencer (M&S) have announced the five finalists of this year’s Big Innovation Pitch. The latest retail engineering innovations, which range from...