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Online hubs offer insulation advice

ROCKWOOL has created a series of technical resource hubs to help specifiers access information and advice on specialist insulation solutions.  The online hubs comprise passive...

Powder coating offering launches in Scotland

VIVALDA Group has launched an offering called Prism Powder Coating – described as Scotland’s most accredited PPC applicator and one of only a handful...

Procast lands massive North Lanarkshire housing upgrades contract

STRATHAVEN-based Procast has landed a £32.5 million contract to improve homes in North Lanarkshire. The four-year programme will involve roofing, rendering and insulation upgrades to primarily...

Construction law specialist calls for more protection for consumers over cladding ‘crisis’

A Scottish construction law specialist has warned that consumers need more protection amidst the cladding 'crisis'. The New Homes Quality Board has recently been formed...

Video series aims to stimulate debate on cladding topics

NON-flammable cladding specialist Vivalda Group has announced it is producing a series of videos to improve the construction industry’s understanding of issues such as...

Building a solution to urbanisation

With limited resources and a changing climate, how can we build a healthy and sustainable urban future? Here, Nick Cowley, MD of aluminium building...

The cladding issue must be addressed immediately

By Eric Curran, a partner of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, based in the firm's Glasgow office THE Grenfell Tower tragedy horrified Britain. Subsequent enquiries have...

Kilmarnock-based business joins hub supply chain framework

HUB South West has welcomed Kilmarnock-based Hugh LS McConnell to its supply chain framework as a new Tier 1b contractor partner. This means the company,...

Façade access strategy is collaborative process

By Mohamed Merchant, an associate director at TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman FACADE access is not limited to cleaning, as it must also support other maintenance...

Looking beyond compliance in cladding specification

Brian G Newell, founder and CEO of cladding specialist, Shackerley, discusses the need for cladding specification decisions to be made based on a full...

Contractor completes Glasgow city centre fabric repairs

CLARK Contracts has announced that the refurbishment of cladding on Jamaica Street and Argyle Street in Glasgow City Centre is now complete. Two existing canopies...

Glasgow homeowner receives new fire safety certificate following two-stage process

A Glasgow homeowner has become one of the first in Scotland to be awarded a EWS1 certificate (External Wall Systems) for the fire risk...

Facade specialist invests in new technology and upgraded facilities

CUMBERNAULD-based architectural facades manufacturer MSP has announced a £250,000 investment in new technology and improved facilities. The new acquisitions include a CNC-controlled Mayer beam saw...

Century-old tenements set for refurbishment

PROCAST has been awarded an £880,000 contract to refurbish 100-year-old red sandstone tenement flats in Glasgow's east end. The project will involve an extensive makeover...

Cop a load of these apartments

A new 136-apartment building in Bristol boasts a 170m long façade, clad in Nordic Brown Light pre-oxidised copper.  Designed by Ferguson Mann Architects, the Copper...

Fire safety prioritised with cladding mesh solution

SHACKERLEY claims to have become the first cladding supplier in the UK to develop an anti-fragmentation meshing process certified as Class A1 to BS...

‘Greener’ cladding solutions proving popular to architects

SUSTAINABLE cladding and façade solutions have been tipped to help architects satisfy environmental standards and changing urban landscape demands. Berry Systems revealed that architects are...

Start of a new tradition?

THE annual Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival moved to an online format this year due to Covid-19 – and was such a success that organisers...

Procast lands Airdrie town centre refurb role

STRATHAVEN-based Procast has been awarded a contract in the upcoming project to refurbish properties in Airdrie's Buchanan and Hallcraig Streets. The contract forms part of...

Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival line-up confirmed

ORGANISERS of the Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival, which will take place online due to Covid-19, have revealed this year's line-up. The event is normally part...