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Roofing and cladding contract awarded at £45m Meadowbank sports centre

CURTIS Moore (Cladding Systems) has announced it has been awarded the roofing and cladding contract for the new £45 million Meadowbank Sports Complex in...
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Self-cleaning paints and renders – a bright idea?

By Nikolaos Mantelis, product manager at building materials manufacturer Baumit SELF-cleaning paints and renders offer a sustainable, reliable method of maintaining a building’s façade without...
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Cool project for ISD

CLADDING, cold store, firewall, and single envelope specialist ISD Solutions has started work on a new distribution centre for Farmfoods in Cumbernauld. The frozen foods...
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Paisley tower block is a touch of glass

THE first tower block to be built in Paisley has undergone partial refurbishment, using ultra lightweight external cladding from Chromatics Glass. George Court was built...
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A Sure thing: engineered stone cladding solution boosts student living

SHACKERLEY’S SureClad engineered stone system has reportedly brought benefits to a Glasgow student living scheme. Constructed by Watkin Jones, a contractor that has built more...
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Welsh Slate chosen for Glasgow hospice

WELSH Slate was specified for the new £21 million Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park. The building features Welsh Slate’s Penrhyn...

Out with the old in St Andrews

PRECAST concrete manufacturer Creagh Concrete has delivered a cladding project at the University of St Andrews, as part of its £70 million investment plan...

Innovation was the name of the game at RCI Show 2019

MANY of the biggest names in the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors made their way to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in late March for the...

Trade show to shine a light on industry issues

THE RCI (Roofing, Cladding & Insulation) Show is back for 2019. The dedicated trade event for the roofing, cladding and insulation industry will turn its...

Pushing the envelope on stunning V&A Dundee

SFS has revealed the firm’s A4 austenitic stainless fasteners are helping the landmark V&A Dundee stand out visually. The building envelope fastener systems specialist teamed...

Curtain wall system shows real spirit

ALUMINIUM curtain walling provided by Senior Architectural Systems has helped bring to life the new Clydeside Distillery, which has brought whisky production back to...

Adding colour to facades could be a bright idea

Colour is in vogue in lieu of recent research into colour psychology. Ben Warren, managing director at Baumit, provides five points to illustrate how...

RED letter day for Glasgow hotel

PROCLADD (Scotland) teamed up with fastener provider SFS to help produce a striking appearance for the new £30 million Radisson Red hotel on the...

Zinc helps shed light on construction heritage

ROOFING and facades from VMZINC have helped bring to life the Engine Shed in Stirling, Historic Environment Scotland’s national conservation centre. ANTHRA-ZINC standing seam, flat...

The art of the craft: Glasgow workshops promote traditional building skills

THE clatter and bang of hammer and chisel rang out all along Glasgow’s famous Sauchiehall Street recently as the Scottish Traditional Building Forum (STBF)...

Buddies see light at end of the tunnel

NEWLY promoted St Mirren Football Club will start life back in the top flight of Scottish football with a refurbished tunnel area featuring wall...

UK Government to consult on banning combustible cladding

THE UK Government is to launch a consultation on banning the use of combustible materials in cladding systems on high-rise buildings. The announcement comes in...

Curtain’s up in Glasgow

A bespoke Kawneer curtain wall system lies at the heart of Scottish Power’s new flagship headquarters in Glasgow city centre. The largest single-occupier development in...

Eye in the sky: the rising role of drones in roofing

THE use of drones in the roofing sector is surging – and it’s not difficult to see why. The technology is ideally placed to reach...

Putting safety first

By Adrian Pargeter, head of technical and product development, Kingspan Insulation Limited THE devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in June has raised many serious questions...