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Thin-Joint System Achieves Passivehaus Principles

A prestigious development of five luxury apartments has been constructed to Passivhaus principles using H+H aircrete Jumbo Blocks, Foundation Blocks and the H+H Thin-Joint System. Oyster Reach in Whitstable, Kent, was built by contractor Masonry Frame Systems Ltd in a prime central location facing out to the sea. Masonry Frame Systems specified H+H Jumbo Bloks for the internal and external walls primarily because it is what was needed to meet the demands of this Passivhaus construction...

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Nationwide Windows performs beyond compliance for CCS

ILeading social housing door and window supplier Nationwide Windows is delighted to have been awarded with a certificate for Performance Beyond Compliance under the Considerate Constructors Scheme for its work with Nottingham City Homes, under which it is responsible for 33,000 properties. This came following a visit to the company's on site depot, and another to one of the homes where new doors were being fitted. The company scored more than seven points in each of the five criteria, and was praised...

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Tiled and Tested

Redland's Heathland Plain Tiles have been specified for both the roof and the façade of a self-build project in West Sussex to provide the traditional country appearance the owner was looking for. The Heathland range of concrete tiles is designed to be a cost effective alternative that is virtually indistinguishable from its handmade clay tile counterparts. The Heathland tile features varying hanging lengths and irregular sides to mimic the handmade tile look. All the colours in the range have been developed to impersonate the traditional artisan product perfectly...

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Residential Fan Unit Achieves Top Test Results

One of the central products in Elta's new residential range of ventilation products has achieved exceptional performance results under independent, third party testing by the BRE (Building Research Establishment). In the tests conducted by BRE, the MORI dMEV unit outperformed anything currently available on the market. In the analysis of the unit's performance with both rigid ducting and flexible ducting, an SFP (Specific Fan Power) rating of 0.09 W/(L/s) was achieved in both cases at an air flow of 13 L/s measured through the wall...

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Pendock Casings chosen for High-Rise Sprinkler System

Pendock pipe box casings have been specified by Leeds City Council to conceal and protect a sprinkler system at Marsden Court, a 13-storey sheltered housing scheme comprising 71 flats in Pudsey. Recent inquests into 2 fatal fires at high-rise blocks in the South of England in 2009 and 2010, highlighted the need for increased fire safety in high-rise accommodation. Coroners issued Rule 43: 'Recommendations to prevent future deaths', suggesting that housing providers should retrofit sprinklers to high-rise blocks...

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Hydronik - The Top Name In Underfloor Heating

As a long established manufacturer of high performance underfloor heating systems, Timoleon has united its tried, tested and trusted products for timber and screeded floors under the new brand name - Hydronik. The move is backed up by the manufacturer's renowned build quality, along with comprehensive technical support, new literature and a re-launched website. Together they enable heating engineers, consultants and end users to access a comprehensive range of solutions to suit a variety of construction situations in different building types...

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