Entries by Lyn

Housing Association plays starring role in new procurement ‘bible’

A growing East Midlands housing provider has been named as a pioneer in a new book which will be used by procurement experts throughout the world. Futures Housing Group features in a new academic textbook by Professor David Mosey of King’s College London – “Collaborative construction procurement and improved value”. Futures, which manages 10,000 homes […]

Introducing Performance Technology Group

Among the many benefits of modular construction is the speed with which a project can be completed, due to the fact construction of modular buildings can occur simultaneously with site and foundation work. By carrying out typically linear tasks simultaneously projects can reach completion 30%-50% sooner than with traditional construction methods. The value of simultaneity […]

Right-to-buy scheme soon to turn 40

Since its inception, the right-to-buy scheme has been a great topic of debate in the UK. As we approach the election this week the controversial scheme is once again the subject on everybody’s lips. Buildingspecifier.com Editor Joe Bradbury discusses how right-to-buy has affected Britain – for better or worse. Over 2 million people have bought […]

Visqueen keeps methane at bay

A water pumping station built to provide a vital back-up supply for Birmingham is being protected from an ingress of potentially deadly methane by Ultimate GeoSeal, the waterproofing and gas protection system from Visqueen. The station at Lickhill near Kidderminster draws water from the River Severn which is then pumped over 16 miles to Frankley […]

Brexit doubts grip construction

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexit crisis tipped the country’s construction industry into its sharpest fall in a decade in June, a survey showed on Tuesday, in a stark sign of how quickly the world’s fifth-biggest economy is slowing. The IHS Markit/CIPS construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) plunged to 43.1, the lowest reading since […]

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ScaleBuster® Performance and Longevity Encapsulated at James Hornby School

Between August 1998 and February 1999 three Scalebuster® units were installed at the James Hornby School in Basildon, Essex. The Scalebusters® were specified to protect the calorifiers in the school heating system by inhibiting the build-up of harmful limescale and so preventing the need for costly repairs or premature replacement. In 2014 a refurbishment programme […]

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RINNAI – reliability really rules

Rinnai, leading manufacturer of a complete range of A-rated continuous flow gas fired water heaters, is supplying the UK with what is thought to be the most reliable individual units* on the market. The ErP A-rating** applies over the complete Infinity range – from small domestic models to XXL sized industrial units. Rinnai is the […]