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Low sightline IGUs: Why some specifiers are on thin ice

Alex Gray, managing director of Saveheat Group, says that the installation of non-compliant specialist glass units in heritage buildings may lead to injury and prosecution

Why Modular Buildings and Lighting Controls Are A Class Act

As class sizes reach all-time highs and budgets keep shrinking, Martyn Frear, business development manager at CP Electronics, explains why modular buildings and lighting controls can ease the squeeze on schools and education.

Want to know if your customers are satisfied? Commission a CS...

Roy Kemp, managing partner at Synergy Group Media, a specialist marketing agency to the building and materials sector, outlines the benefits of good customer communication and why talking to your customers and understanding what they say can improve your business.

Time to launch a two-pronged waterproofing attack

Les Trayer, business manager at GCP Applied Technologies, shares best practice advice to provide combined protection for below ground concrete structures that are particularly vulnerable to water and corrosion.

Housebuilding with Baufritz

Building Products’ Holly Miles travelled to southern Germany to the headquarters of Baufritz, a specialist in prefabricated timber framed homes, to view its new Heimat 4.0 eco-friendly house and see how the company is helping change the standard of prefabricated homes 


From grey to green: The importance of GI in today’s built...

With environmental issues such as climate change and urbanisation presenting more and more challenges, Sean Robinson, business development director – specification, Polypipe, discusses the importance of green infrastructure in today’s built environment

Minimising work disruption during snow and bad weather

Chris Pendrey, SHEQ manager at Actavo Direct offers advice on how to minimise disruption to your projects when inclement weather is set to strike

Concrete evolution?

Gary Billington, managing director of Eco-Readymix, the producer of ready-mix concrete, mortar and floor screed, discusses how responsible sourcing and production techniques can help reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of concrete.

How the skills gap has affected the government’s homebuilding targets

Industry experts at Vizwear explore what problems the skills shortage in construction is causing for the government’s homebuilding targets — and what companies can do to help fill key positions

Wildlife-friendly housing

A visionary approach to where and how new houses are built is vital if government is to meet its dual ambition of delivering thousands of homes and being the first generation to leave our environment in a better state than we found it, according to Rachel Hackett, Living Landscape development manager, The Wildlife Trusts.