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CDM 2015: are you ready?

Claire Mills at bto solicitors outlines the changes coming into effect with the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. CDM 2015 will replace CDM...

£125 funding needed to achieve sustainable housing

IN light of John Swinney’s recent Budget speech, which focused largely on the social inequality caused by fuel poverty, Philip Hogg, Chief Executive of trade...
The timber systems division of James Jones & Sons is distributing its JJI-Joists through a company based in the Vendee region. France Poutres is a family-run business which manufactures and distributes its own all-timber I-joist and is now also supplying JJI-Joists, promoting them as a cost-effective alternative for floors, walls and roofs.

French get switched on to Scottish firm’s cost-saving products

A Scottish company is making inroads into the French construction market. The timber systems division of James Jones & Sons is distributing its JJI-Joists through...
Specialist makes a pig of it - Blockage problem resolved

Specialist makes a pig of it – Blockage problem resolved

ENGINEERS used a device more often employed for drainage pipes when builders feared a blocked gas main could delay completion of a new school. A...
Alex Stephenson - director of Hydro Internationals stormwater division and chairman of the British Water SuDs Focus Group

Expert demands speedier action on flood legislation

Understanding SuDs ‘toolbox’ vital to better future ONE of the country’s leading drainage specialists has called on the UK Government to show renewed urgency in...
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Warming up – Redland launches two new insulation products.

REDLAND is penetrating further into the roof with the launch of two insulation products. Rapid Rafter Insulation and Rapid Loft Board are likely to find...

New findings highlight sustained construction growth

THE Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed significant growth within the construction industry over the past twelve months. According to a recent report, Output in...
Rest of UK urged to embrace timber

Rest of UK urged to embrace timber

The Structural Timber Association (STA) has called on the UK housebuilding industry to increase timber construction to 30% of all new homes. Formerly the UK...
ENTRIES have now closed for the 2013 European Copper in Architecture Awards, the showcase for architects designing with copper and its alloys to promote their work to an international audience.

Closing date for copper & alloy awards

ENTRIES have now closed for the 2013 European Copper in Architecture Awards, the showcase for architects designing with copper and its alloys to promote...

Construction confidence soars as industry anticipates new regulations

CONFIDENCE within the Scottish construction industry has reached a record high of PLUS 29, up three points on the rating recorded at the end of...
The company has announced it is to transfer all sales and production at its Hednesford office to the Hunter Douglas Faber site in Northampton in a move that creates a bigger and stronger Hunter Douglas Architectural Projects division in the UK.


Move will create a stronger image

HUNTER Douglas is to consolidate its position in the architectural systems sector with a new operations base.
 The company has announced it is to transfer...
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Why we’ve changed our name

The timber industry is going through an evolution; it is no longer defined simply by the supply of timber kits, it is driven by...
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BAM is bound for W. Africa

BAM Ritchies, the Kilsyth-based geotechnical specialist, has been awarded a quarry contract in West Africa. The agreement is for the company, a specialist division of...
Andrew Lawson takes on the post of Layher area sales manager

Andrew Lawson to lead area sales at Layher

LAYHER has announced an appointment to further develop its business in Scotland and Ireland. Andrew Lawson takes on the post of area sales manager and...
Previously used by Dundee College, the building will become a centre for gymnastic excellence in Tayside and Fife and provide the facilities to give the area’s gymnasts the opportunity to reach their full potential in the build-up to the Games. The Dick McTaggart Centre is named after the boxer who won Commonwealth gold in 1958.

Boxing clever aids gymnastics hopes

A Dundee building that had fallen into disuse has been rescued in time to play an important part in preparations for Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games...
We have Joist the thing!

We have Joist the thing!

ITW’s SpaceJoist range claims to be stronger than the competition – and has exceptional sound resistance. Following the launch of the SpaceJoist SJ10 (254mm) web...
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Fire option for curtain walling

A fire resistant enhancement of its traditional curtain walling systems has been launched by aluminium systems supplier Kawneer. The range extension applies to the AA100...
DALES Fabrications, which manufactures aluminium eaves products, had their products specified for a college project where the requirement was to combine a visual statement with a relaxing environment for pupils.

Sharp thinking sees blades make their debut on college job

DALES Fabrications, which manufactures aluminium eaves products, had their products specified for a college project where the requirement was to combine a visual statement...
Knauf Marmorit is offering free CPD seminars designed to simplify the specification of external wall insulation and render systems.

Learning a lesson – Knauf Marmorit to offer free CPD seminars

Knauf Marmorit is offering free CPD seminars designed to simplify the specification of external wall insulation and render systems. Content can be tailored to architects,...
THE Allround system from Layher Ltd was installed by Pro Access Scaffolding alongside the A406, the North Circular Road around London, and helped minimise road closures.

Up and over to beat the traffic – An Allround success for maintenance project

A specially-designed bridging truss system brought significant advantages and “dramatic” savings to a maintenance project alongside a major road. THE Allround system from Layher Ltd...
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