Re-defining high-rise living with Pyroguard Balustrades
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6d ago
Winter Gardens are an ideal way of offering high-rise residents access to a contemporary, all-weather outdoor space. They also require a specific set of building materials that meet the required fire safety regulations. It’s for this reason that Pyroguard Balustrades was recently chosen for London’s Deanston Wharf development. Deanston Wharf is a vibrant new development located on the curve of the River Thames, adjacent to the flagship River Wharf. Featuring four separate building plots, ranging from 9 to 17-storeys, Deanston Wharf will bring over 760 new homes to the local area, comprising a ..read more
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Arçelik launches Beko Europe, a leading provider of sustainable home appliances in Europe
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1w ago
Tuesday 2nd April 2024 marked the definitive Contribution Agreement between Arçelik’s wholly owned subsidiary Beko B.V. and Whirlpool Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary Whirlpool EMEA Holdings LLC, and the creation of Beko Europe. The closing also completes the definitive agreement for Arçelik to acquire full ownership of Whirlpool’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) operations in a separate transaction. Based on production volumes in 2023, the combined share of Whirlpool’s European major domestic appliance business and Arçelik’s major domestic appliance, consumer electronics, air condit ..read more
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Resin injection technology treats subsidence of Grade II listed bungalows
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1w ago
Sixteen Grade II listed bungalows, owned by Birmingham City Council, were suffering from the effects of subsidence. The bungalows, used by the council as social housing, were treated using Teretek, an innovative geopolymer resin injection technology from ground engineering specialists Mainmark, to strengthen the ground beneath the foundations. The work was undertaken and completed with minimal impact on the envelope of the buildings or their surroundings. This enabled swift programming of the refurbishment works and helped to minimise the impact on the bungalow’s occupants. The single storey ..read more
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Fire protection is key for new FrameSafe FR membrane
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2w ago
Leading manufacturer Glidevale Protect has launched Protect FrameSafe FR - a new Class A2-s1, d0 flame retardant external wall breather membrane offering fire protection across low, medium and high rise buildings. Featuring an intricately woven glass fibre fabric with a uniquely developed waterproof and fire resistant coating, Protect FrameSafe FR is a high performance breather wall membrane for use on the external side of the frame to integrate with façade wall structures. Designed to exceed Building Regulations Approved Document Part B, the product is future proofed against future regulatio ..read more
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Unique solar roof tile launched by Breedon Group collaboration
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3w ago
Breedon group’s new solar roof system Generon is fitted by roofing contractors. A unique solar roof tile has been launched in a collaboration by UK construction materials group Breedon. Breedon Generon is a premium whole roof concept comprising a 3.2mm monocrystalline tempered glass PV cell discreetly integrated with a Breedon Elite 330mm x 420mm base concrete roof tile which is laid in sequence with matching standard roof tiles. Interconnecting cables then link the Generon tiles to create an overall solar output based on the number of tiles fitted. Typically, 260 tiles are required to generat ..read more
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Egger’s structural flooring boards aid in creation of new housing development
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1M ago
Robinson Fields, a new contemporary and sustainable housing development by Story Homes, is one of the latest new build projects to benefit from EGGER’s Peel Clean Xtra structural flooring boards. Based in Carlisle, Story Homes is responsible for a number of schemes across Cumbria, North East and North West England and Southern Scotland. One of its most recent developments is Robinson Fields near Newcastle, with 300 three, four and five-bedroom homes spanning a range of Story Homes’ unique and characterful designs. With a vision to create quality, aspirational homes, that are strong in both co ..read more
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Beko Appliance Partners promote a circular approach, supporting homebuilders with their environmental targets
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1M ago
Beko Appliance Partners, the dedicated contract division of Beko plc, who exclusively supply kitchen appliances to providers of new homes, have demonstrated their understanding of their responsibility as a supplier to the homebuilding industry by outlining their ambition in embracing a circular economy. The appliance provider, who supply housebuilders, developers and build-to-rent providers with innovative and competitively-priced white goods from their Beko and Grundig ranges, are committed to finding ways to reduce the embedded GHG emissions in their products, as well as the overall carbon f ..read more
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Cost-effective and easy to install shower and bathroom wall panels
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1M ago
Parkside Architectural Tiles has launched a new range of shower and bathroom wall panels for build to rent, multi-occupancy and social housing, student accommodation and private residential projects. Parkside Architectural Tiles is a Tiles is a trusted tile specification company with experience of successfully delivering high-quality surfaces in commercial, retail, hospitality, public sector, infrastructure and housing projects. Now, alongside its leading tile ranges, Parkside is also able to offer new-build and refurbishment housing projects shower and bathroom wall panels that give a waterpr ..read more
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Glidevale Protect supports Vistry Group’s new zero carbon concept house
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1M ago
Leading building products manufacturer Glidevale Protect has supplied two of its market leading wall construction membranes for use at the Vistry Innovation Centre – a unique new concept house built in timber frame that signposts the products and technologies which will support the housebuilding industry on the road to net zero. Developed by housebuilder Vistry Group, the new Vistry Innovation Centre features a flagship property that relies on a fabric first approach mixed with a range of cutting-edge technologies needed to create the homes of the future. Glidevale Protect supplied a combinat ..read more
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Bjelin launches new ranges for the UK market
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1M ago
Visitors to the Bjelin stand at Clerkenwell Design Week in May will have the opportunity to see at first hand the latest innovations in hardened wood flooring. As with all products from Bjelin, these include the latest technical developments from industry leading innovators and sister company Välinge Innovation, which developed the world’s first mechanical locking system for wood and laminate flooring. The company will be showing a new range for the UK market, joining the existing Woodura hardened wood flooring portfolio, as well as previewing other products for later release in 2024. The new ..read more
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