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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...

Construction membranes deliver hidden protection and thermal efficiency benefits

A combination of wall construction membranes from Glidevale Protect has been installed across two social housing developments, designed and built by modular construction specialists Connect Modular, part of The Wee House Group.

Scottish Government consultation reveals support for home energy improvements

A public engagement programme on how to end Scotland’s contribution to climate change has shown widespread support for home energy efficiency improvements, the Scottish...

Stirling insulation manufacturer scoops top industry award

INSULATION manufacturer Superglass has been named Company of the Year by Scottish Engineering. Due to Covid-19, the annual award dinner couldn’t take place this year,...

Orkney to trial underfloor robot in home insulation bid

A robot capable of spraying foam insulation under floors is to be trialled across selected homes in Orkney this month. The trial will be managed...

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...

Tapered insulation points way to long-term warm, dry flat roof performance

By James Wilkinson, design team manager at flat roof and single-layer tapered insulation specialist, Gradient PONDING caused by inadequately-designed falls is a significant contributor to...

Knauf Insulation to invest over £45 million in UK glass mineral wool plants

KNAUF insulation has announced a series of investments in its two UK glass mineral wool plants, with the aim of boosting capacity and improving...

Scot targets building sector with plant-based insulation

THE produce of small-scale farmers in East Africa has gone global through a collaboration with a Scottish innovator. “We acknowledge it’s not the norm or...

Derbyshire firm opens first Scottish premises

A UK building and plumbing supply firm has opened its first Scottish base in North Lanarkshire. M Markovitz Ltd, headquartered in Derbyshire, opened the new...

Firm creates senior recladding and façades role

INSULATION specialist ROCKWOOL has promoted Hedley Thompson to the newly-created role of recladding and façades sector manager. The firm described the move as the first...

Orkney Islands Council encourages residents to make use of £1.5m initiative

ORKNEY Islands Council has highlighted the help available for local householders via the Scottish Government's HEEPS:ABS scheme. The initiative was launched to help improve the...

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...