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New code sets new standards for flat roofing

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has published the BS 6229: 2018 - flat roofs with continuously supported flexible waterproof covering ¬– code of practice

Want to get an edge on your competition? Go bespoke

F.H. Brundle is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of handrail and balustrade systems, and has been serving the trade for over 130 years....

The importance of planned maintenance

Designing and installing effective fire safety systems for a new build or refurbishment is vital to the safety of occupants, however this is only the first step. John Harris, national sales manager at Fire Design Solutions discusses why it is paramount that once installation and commissioning is complete, experts carry out maintenance regularly

The advantages of flowing liquid gypsum screeds over sand and cement...

Ross Verity, managing director of ForceDry, explores the advantages of flowing liquid gypsum screeds over sand and cement options and explains why flowing gypsum screeds and the latest force drying technology are a winning combination.

Adding value to the supply chain

For the past 13 years, Aquarian Cladding Systems has helped clients achieve simple, fast, and safe facades with their brick and terracotta cladding systems....

How do architects design for temperature regulation?

Amy Hodgetts from Daikin, talks to Building Products about how architects can accommodate the need for temperature control in the buildings that they design

How to choose the right stairlift

Advice from Sesame Access about what to think about when choosing a stairlift

Fire engineered solutions

While the fire strategy for every building must comply with the regulations, there may be opportunities to optimise the design of the building while still achieving full compliance. Here Steve Morgan, associate director at FDS Consult, discusses how experienced fire engineers can tailor the approach to meet the needs of each project.

Why attracting young people into the construction industry should be child’s...

According to the last ONS census in 2011, one in every five UK-born construction workers were aged over 55, which means that next year...

Kitchen and bathroom surfaces with style and substance

Natural materials such as marble and wood are really coming to the fore in interior design but they are rarely the most practical choice for the kitchen or bathroom environment. Here, Simon Boocock, managing director of CRL Stone, looks at some of the alternatives available.