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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...

Facade specialist calls for greater education in fire rating standards

CUMBERNAULD-based MSP has called for better understanding of safety standards needed for powder coated cladding. The firm warned that a poor understanding of the updated...

Engineer creates insulation inspired by polar bear fur

AN engineer has used his passion for biomimicry to create a new type of home insulation inspired by the technical properties of polar bear...

Virus response shows the true value of trade bodies

THE Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the roofing and cladding sector, with businesses and individuals operating in this field having to...
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Class W1 reflective membrane delivers in extreme conditions

An innovative design and build café project on a busy coastal sea front open to high winds and driving rain, has received added protection to its external wall structure thanks to the installation of Protect Thermo Extreme.
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Reflective membrane solution delivers thermal efficiency for large social housing development

A combination of a low emissivity, insulating breather membrane and internal air and vapour control layer from Protect Membranes has been installed as part of an award-winning social housing development in Greater Manchester

Building supply companies abandon merger

THE Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced it is cancelling its Phase 2 merger investigation after Kingspan abandoned its proposed deal with Building...

Facade specialist to recommence operations on May 4

CUMBERNAULD-based facade specialist MSP (Scotland) has announced it will recommence operations from Monday May 4, providing materials to construction projects in England. The firm said...
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How to avoid façade warranty problems

By Mohamed Merchant, an associate director at TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman
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Station project is a blazing triumph

PROTEUS Waterproofing has completed a challenging roof refurbishment project at Tollcross Fire Station in Edinburgh

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...