Entries by Lyn

Anti-plastic trend raising aluminium demand

Moves to reduce plastic packaging to protect the environment are starting to increase demand for aluminium packaging, the European head of Novelis [NVLX.UL], the world’s largest producer of rolled aluminium products, said. Rolls of aluminum coil are seen at Novelis aluminum factory in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil, June 19, 2015. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo Aluminium demand will also […]


Kingspan’s insulation products have been installed within the newly renovated Hope House, helping the new homes to achieve excellent energy performance. Situated in the Bath Conservation Area, the stunning grade 2 listed building has been renovated and expanded by Acorn Property Group to create a series of luxury apartments and homes.   The main building, […]


NORTECH PROUD TO SUPPORT TEEN INVENTOR’S ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM  People and vehicle access control specialist Nortech is heading into the end of the year on a high, with complying with the latest ISO 9001 standard, a busy year at exhibitions and getting involved with a local teen pioneer among its 2019 highlights. Nortech’s Managing Director […]

Championing Offsite Construction

Housing minister Esther McVey has named Mark Farmer as a champion for modern methods of construction as part of a major government drive to encourage the use of new housebuilding techniques. Farmer has 30 years’ experience in construction and is tasked with advising ministers on how to increase the use of methods such as off-site […]

‘Curbing’ carbon emissions with plastic

Supporting the UK government’s drive towards a net-zero carbon emissions economy, Durakerb – part of the Econpro group – has announced the installation of its 400,000th kerb in the UK, saving the country 12 million kilogrammes of CO2 in the last decade. Made from 88% recycled polymer, Durakerb units – kerbs, kerbside and surface drainage […]

rinnai’s energy efficient multipoint water heater – never run out of hot water again!

Now available for domestic applications from Rinnai are the 11i A+rated continuous flow gas fired water heaters, with high energy efficiencies, low running costs and a consistent delivery of temperature accurate water. Rinnai makes over 2million water heaters per year and as such is at the forefront of creating unit cost advantages for installers. The […]


Kingspan Insulation has released a new, RIBA accredited CPD providing advice on how designers can use insulation specification to meet the thermal comfort requirements within Building Bulletin 101 (BB101) – Guidelines on ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality in schools. The free CPD provides a comprehensive overview of the recommendations within the document, which […]


New Draka UC-Connect Structured Cabling Solution Guides for Quick & Simple Reference

Prysmian Group, the world’s largest cable manufacturer, has released three new interactive product guides online for its Draka UCConnect™ structured cabling system in the UK. These provide an overview and quick reference facility to its best-selling Category 6A, Category 6 and Category 5e solutions combining data cables and connectivity into end to end permanent link […]

Military estate construction opportunities

Arguments over the level of UK defence spending will inevitably feature in the General Election. But behind the debate, the signs are that a significant programme of investment in the country’s military estate is generating a good flow of new construction opportunities. Out of total defence spending by the Ministry of Defence of £38.1 billion, […]

Simpson strong-tie introduces their all-new catalogue of connectors for timber and masonry construction

Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie has released their all-new 2020 catalogue; a comprehensive product guide which showcases the company’s most recent innovations and product line extensions.   Alongside the UK’s largest collection of connectors for timber and masonry construction, sit numerous new products, including the GPC, Gable Panel Connector, a high movement timber frame […]