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Cladding still causing concern for builders

MORE than two years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, cladding issues are continuing to cause concern for housebuilders. Andrew Leslie, an associate in Gillespie...

Why diversity is good for the construction industry

The construction sector is not generally regarded as a bastion of equal rights for women. However, that situation is changing, says Gillian Thomson, branch...

Could algae cladding replace trees in cities?

CLADDING could be the solution to the lack of green space in cities, after an academic duo launched a living building material that they...

McConnell MD looks to build on a great legacy

EVOLUTION, not revolution, is the approach Eamonn McGarvey has taken since becoming MD of Kilmarnock-based specialist roofing company Hugh LS McConnell in August 2018. The...

Protect Membranes chosen for first multi-storey Passivhaus building in Scotland

Protect BarriAir and reflective VC Foil Ultra, the air and vapour control layers from Protect Membranes, have been specified and installed by specialist design and build contractors Stewart & Shields in Scotland’s first multi-storey Passivhaus building.

National body calls on UK Government to change combustible build materials stance

THE Fire Protection Association (FPA) has called on the UK Government to base the banning of combustible building materials on risk, rather than height. Currently,...

Why getting cladding right must not cause property blight

By Eric Curran, managing partner of DM Hall chartered surveyors, based in the firm's Glasgow north office THE Grenfell Tower tragedy horrified Britain, and our...

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 Edinburgh.
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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...