• Lafarge headlines Ecobuild 2013

    Lafarge headlines Ecobuild 2013

    Leading building materials manufacturer Lafarge has announced that it will be exhibiting at Ecobuild 2013 in March, where its Cement and Aggregates, Asphalt & Concrete divisions will showcase pioneering innovations in sustainable construction on another feature stand. The winner of the UK Green Building Council’s prestigious Sustainable Stand Award at Ecobuild 2012 for its impressive

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  • Quartzforms enter UK market

    Quartzforms enter UK market

    Set up by Managing Director Philip Cole, QF Distribution Ltd (QFD) based in Chelmsford, Essex, has been established as the exclusive distributor of Quartzforms in the UK. Joined by Sales Director Richard Barrett, previously with Cosentino, and together with his sales team they bring together a wealth of expertise, experience and knowledge to QFD. New

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  • Larkfleet Homes launches ‘test house’

    Larkfleet Homes launches ‘test house’

    Housebuilder Larkfleet Homes, part of the Larkfleet Group, has constructed a new Startlink ‘test house’ alongside its headquarters in Lincolnshire that demonstrates the potential for housing to be constructed much faster, more energy-efficiently and at reduced costs in the future. Following many months of collaborative research, Larkfleet (as part of a consortium) has developed Startlink

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  • Mirka products make sanding faster

    Mirka products make sanding faster

    Investing in top-quality equipment is the key to any business’s success. It not only saves time, it also quickly pays for itself. Multiple award-winning painter and decorator Wayne de Wet from the UK is resolutely in favour of high-end working equipment. He was first introduced to Mirka’s dust-free net sanding system at a trade show

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  • Total-ly new approach to accessibility

    Total-ly new approach to accessibility

      Specification of accessible toilets, bathrooms and washrooms is now simpler and quicker than ever, through major technological changes at Total Hygiene. Britain’s leading provider of disabled toileting solutions has completely re-worked its website- www.clos-o-mat.com, to optimise accessibility via all latest media. Further, it has generated pages on the key social media. As a result, whether

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  • Kingfisher delivers performance and aesthetics

    Kingfisher delivers performance and aesthetics

      Building aesthetics can be enhanced and plant performance optimised through solutions from Kingfisher Louvre Systems. The KW75HPG high performance aluminium louvre system is, says Kingfisher, one of the best-performing single-bank louvre systems on the market. Purpose-engineered to deliver permanent ventilation and protection from the weather whilst providing interest to the façade, even in the

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  • Glidevale delivers the low-down on rooflighting

    Glidevale delivers the low-down on rooflighting

      Optimum aesthetics in natural lighting are achievable through developments at Glidevale.   One of the UK’s leading suppliers of tubular rooflights, Glidevale has introduced a new, low profile glazing unit for its Sunscoop™ tubular rooflight. As a result, the new-look Sunscoop is more unobtrusive on the roof, enhancing the overall roofline aesthetics.   The

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  • Passivent launches intelligent solution to efficient continuous ventilation

    Passivent launches intelligent solution to efficient continuous ventilation

    Passivent’s new, intelligent approach to efficient ventilation is proven to deliver ‘Best Practice’ for energy saving.The company’s iMEV (intelligent Mechanical Extract Ventilation) uses the established concept of continuous mechanical extraction, but takes it into the 21st century through employment of latest technology. A combination of humidity sensitive extracts and choice of control levels ensures that

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  • Redefining the design scope of plasterboard

    Redefining the design scope of plasterboard

    Dry lining has traditionally offered little in terms of design sophistication, with curved and similarly complex forms invariably having to be cut into sections on site and fitted to a suitable framework. Traditional methods of bespoke detailing have proved inflexible and costly and designers have long since sought alternatives that can be used within ever

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