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Property Home Report’s success confirmed

SHEPHERD Chartered Surveyors has welcomed the Scottish Government’s five-year review of the Home Report which has confirmed its popularity amongst home buyers and sellers. Introduced...
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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...
Feel the weight - New Alumasc range

Making its mark – New range from Alumasc

Alumasc has described its enhanced range of Harmer SML lightweight cast iron soil and waste systems as “a superb package of design and installation...

Safety first at roofing trio

THREE companies in Scotland have received recognition for their health and safety practices in this year’s Safety in Roofing Awards. The scheme was started to...

Chancellor urged to use budget to drive infrastructure

GOVERNMENT should step up and utilise the final Budget before the General Election to show its commitment to infrastructure, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)...
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...
TWO projects in Glasgow have landed top honours in this year’s Roofing Awards.

Working flat out – Awards for Glasgow projects

TWO projects in Glasgow have landed top honours in this year’s Roofing Awards. Organised by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, the event in London...
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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...

Scotland is fertile ground for aluminium systems supplier

BUILDING supply chain partnerships with main contractors, fabricators, installers and architects has been a critical element of Metal Technology’s growth strategy in Scotland. And...
Marley takes a lead to put BIM on the slate map

Marley takes a lead to put BIM on the slate map

Marley Eternit has launched a BIM (building information modelling) service for fibre cement slates. Called BIM Space and available through its web site, the service...
Forest Park School is a new primary for children with learning difficulties. Designed by Hampshire County Council’s in-house architects and constructed by Morgan Sindall, the building is a child-centred facility that has now been acclaimed with a series of awards and accolades.

High praise for low-rise – School takes design award

ONE of the first applications of a new low-rise glazing system has landed a clutch of awards. Forest Park School is a new primary for...

Kier to undertake hospital review and inspection

KIER Construction will carry out a survey and review of the fabric and building services at Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock and Royal Alexandra Hospital...
AN off-site panelised building system played a crucial role in helping two projects gain recognition at this year’s Greenbuild Awards.

Doing a double – Hemcrete Projects helps out

AN off-site panelised building system played a crucial role in helping two projects gain recognition at this year’s Greenbuild Awards. The awards, presented by Patrick...
The installation, the latest phase of which has just been completed, is one of the largest factory solar panel projects 
in the UK and saves West Midlands extrusions company Selecta Systems £16,500 a month in electricity bills.

The power station that’s on the roof

IT has been dubbed the ultimate rooftop power station, producing enough electricity for 60 houses. The installation, the latest phase of which has just been...
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...
Drainage is up from the ashes - New Tesco uses Ensign system

Drainage is up from the ashes – New Tesco uses Ensign system

A cast iron foundry previously owned by iron technology business Saint-Gobain PAM UK has risen from the ashes to become a Tesco supermarket. And...
he architectural aluminium systems from Kawneer are playing a major part at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

Everything in harmony – Kawneer plays its part at music college

Curtain walling, concealed vents and doors have conducted themselves well at a musical college. The architectural aluminium systems from Kawneer are playing a major part...
FIBRE cement panels in three colours of grey allowed the architect for an education complex to emulate the appearance of stone or slate bands.

Shades of grey – Architect emulates stone look

FIBRE cement panels in three colours of grey allowed the architect for an education complex to emulate the appearance of stone or slate bands. Marley...
New HQ paves the way for footballers - Premium product for Welsh flagship

New HQ paves the way for footballers – Premium product for Welsh flagship

Kilsaran International, the paving and concrete products manufacturer, recently supplied its premium external hard landscaping product to the new headquarters of the Welsh Football...
In a project led by Ryder Architecture, the disused St Andrew House office block is now a 210-bedroom Premier Inn hotel.

High-rising star is reborn in Glasgow

ONE of Glasgow’s first high-rise buildings has been given a new lease of life under a £27.5m conversion scheme. In a project led by Ryder...