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BP 10 October 2016

CONTENTS @BPmagUK www.buildingproducts.co.uk 4 Editor’s comment 6 Cover Story Catnic’s Thermal Thinking 8 Editor’s Choice 12 New Build & Social Housing 12 – Key issues to remember about fire doors 16 – Implications of the revised BS5534 are explained 23 Doors & Windows 23 – Solutions for dealing with noise in new housing developments 26 – Comar’s involvement with new student accommodation in Birmingham 28 – How the pvc-u industry aims to lead the way in recycling 35 Damp Proofing 35 – Why should damp problems affect property values? 38 – Basements are a real alternative to getting more living space 41 Bricks, Blocks & Pavers 41 – Brickwork should be an essential in creating new dwellings 44 – Top tips for natural stone paving selection 49 Renewables 49 - How air source heat pumps can aid the nation's energy efficiency 53 - Bitumen machinery helps the National Grid OCTOBER 2016 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 3 56 Showcase 58 Final Word Apprenticeships should be encouraged. PLUS plenty of general product news on pages 20, 21, 40, 46, 47 and 54. BUILDING PRODUCTS OCTOBER 2016 p.35-36 p.44-45 p.12-14 CONTENTS p.38-39


BP 10 October 2016
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