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Building Products January 2018

CONTENTS JANUARY 2018 @BPmagUK www.buildingproducts.co.uk CONTENTS 4 Editor’s comment 6 Cover Story Riverstone Phyllite offers a fresh option for roof slating JANUARY 2018 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 3 8 News Latest news from the construction sector 10 Industry Analysis The CPA’s Rebecca Larkin considers the outlook and challenges for construction in 2018 12 Showcase Latest company news 16 New Build Featuring contributions from Alumasc Water Management Solutions and Eurocell 23 External Envelope Imperial Brick’s Jason Hughes looks at the kerb appeal of bricks 29 Doors, Windows and Accessories With contributions from Synseal and Brett Martin Daylight Systems 39 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Geze UK’s Spencer Allen looks at smart technology and climate control 44 Insulation and Acoustics Including contributions from Brymec and Recticel Insulation 49 Competition IronmongeryDirect is offering Building Products readers the chance to win an Apple Watch series 2 to help stay ahead with the latest apps 50 Special Report EssentialSkillz’s Julian Roberts looks at the impact of stress on a construction site 52 Damp-Proofing Hudson Lambert of Safeguard Europe considers the issue of penetrating damp 57 Fire Protection and Security With contributions from Horbury Property Services and Ramtech Electronics 66 Final Word Eurocell’s Chris Coxon looks at the government’s Clean Growth Strategy PLUS Plenty of general product news on pages 36-37 54-55 and 64-65 p.18-19 p.23-24 p.39-40 MISSION STATEMENT Building Products is the essential read for construction industry professionals at every level of the specification chain, providing key decision makers with all the information they need to make the best product choices in a fast-paced and ever-changing sector. Its readership is diverse, comprising architects, subcontractors, surveyors and facilities managers.


Building Products January 2018
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