Breathing space

George Watson, sales manager GB at Coillte Panel Products, explains how breathable wood panels are playing a vital role in minimising the risk of condensation in buildings.

Concealment brings hidden benefits

Manufacturer Samuel Heath explains some of the key benefits of concealed door closers and outlines their suitability for a number of sector projects.

Tough enough?

When toughened glass shatters for seemingly no reason it can be source of confusion, however with thorough investigation it should be possible to find a reasonable explanation, says Phil Brown, European technical advisory manager at Pilkington UK.

Ecobuild announces Digital Construction call for papers

Last night saw the launch of the most wide-ranging review of the impact of digital construction ever seen in the UK construction industry, to...

Solar industry proposes emergency £1 rescue plan

The solar industry has put forward an emergency rescue plan for British solar as an alternative to the Government’s proposed cuts to the Feed-in...

Comeback king

Simone Hellyer takes an in-depth look at the brick industry, and explores the reasons why architects and housebuilders have fallen back in love with the traditional building material.

TfL releases land for 10,000 London homes

Transport for London (TfL) is to release more than 300 acres of land to help create more than 10,000 new homes across London. The TfL...

Welcoming facilities

Georgina Spencer, marketing manager for Roca, provides guidance for complying with the requirements of Document M, a sub-section of Part M of the Building Regulations, which plays a key role in the creation of accessible bathrooms.

Tata Steel restructuring to cost 1,200 jobs

Manufacturer Tata Steel has announced that it expects 1,200 jobs to be lost in the latest restructuring of the firm's UK operation. Tata Steel’s Long Products Europe...

Engineered timber

Nigel Cox, managing director at Timbmet, explains how feedback from customers has played an integral part in how the company has approached ways to improve its Red Grandis range of hardwood products.