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Building Products October 2017

CONTENTS OCTOBER 2017 @BPmagUK www.buildingproducts.co.uk CONTENTS 6 Editor’s comment 8 Cover Story Catnic’s SSR2 Roofing and Cladding system at The Moorings. 10 Industry Comment Aluminium is enjoying something of a resurgence in the glazing industry. 12 Editor’s Choice 15 New Build and Social Housing 17 – Too many heating systems have incorrect water treatment. 21 – What social housing providers should look for in smoke alarms. 26 Specifiers’ Guide: 26 – Tata Steel’s Colorcoat Prisma - An evolution in chromefree pre-finished steel products. 30 Building Products’ 40th Anniversary 30 – How the industry has changed over 40 years. 32 – Original publisher Roger Patey looks at this magazine’s inception. 42 The RCI Show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry 47 Doors, Windows and Accessories 47 – With the ‘Self Build’ market growing, it offers opportunities for door manufacturers. 50 – Advertorial: Hörmann’s expansion into the internal door market. 53 – Windows that work to control the volume. 59 Bricks, Blocks and Pavers 59 – Permeable paving and its inherent benefits. 62 – Bricks still have a role to play in today’s built environment. 67 Damp Proofing, Sealants and Adhesives 67 – How will Energy Company Obligation affect cavity and external wall insulation? 70 – Advice on selecting the right sealant for a particular job. 74 Renewables 74 – Strategies for maintaining a comfortable and healthy living environment. 79 Showcase 82 Final Word We should ignore Brexit negotiations and concentrate on our own businesses. PLUS Plenty of general product news on pages 44, 45, 65, 76, 77 and 78. OCTOBER 2017 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 3 p.10-11 p.40-41 p.47-48 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 October 2017
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