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Sika secures the long term future of Halifax tower blocks

With the requirement for a cost effective, reliable and efficient way to repair damaged concrete surfaces and extend the life of four towers blocks in Halifax, leading concrete repair specialist JDF Restoration specified an advanced concrete repair system from global building product manufacturer Sika. Built in 1965, the four 15 storey tower blocks in Mixenden required refurbishment due to concrete deterioration. With the intention of repairing and protecting to provide longevity and extend the life of the buildings...

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Kingspan Klargester's Guide to Sewage Treatment Systems awarded CPD status by CIBSE

Building engineers, architects and specifiers needing to understand the myriad of legislation and regulation surrounding the sizing and specifying of private drainage will now benefit from clear, professional guidance issued by the world's leading experts. Kingspan Klargester, the UK's foremost manufacturer of off-mains drainage solutions, has published a new presentation on specifying commercial waste water treatment entitled...

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H+H Retro Fit Joist Hangers

H+H is again at the forefront of increasing levels of efficiency in UK house building after findings from the AIMC4 project revealed Retro Fit Joist Hangers to be a faster and more airtight way of hanging supporting floor joists. Retro Fit Hangers are now being recommended as an alternative to traditional methods when using the H+H Thin Joint System. The AIMC4 project provided an opportunity to measure the airtightness of buildings at several stages of the build process. By using Retro Fit Joist Hangers...

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Rapid flashing removes lead theft risk for Hatcham Temple Grove Primary School

The huge re-roofing project for Hatcham Temple Grove School in south east London has used Redland's Rapid Flashing to meet the Architect's specification for a lead-free roof. The extensive roof area uses Redland's Rosemary Clay Classic tiles in Dark Antique to match the tiles of the original school building which was badly damaged by fire in 2010. Rapid Flashing has been used for the detailing around all roof junctions, upstands and stepped flashings...

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New testimonial videos highlight heat pump benefits

Mitsubishi Electric has released four new testimonial videos to highlight the benefits of Ecodan renewable heating in everyday situations. "We want real people to describe how they have found Ecodan in their own words", explains Graham Temple, Marketing Manager for the company's heating systems. "It's always easy for us as the manufacturer to tell people the savings we know can be achieved with Ecodan but it's a far stronger message if you can hear from existing users of heat pump technology". The four new videos feature...

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Combating winter weather

As winter approaches, many housing refurbishment projects are likely to be delayed as adverse weather conditions cause setbacks on site. A particular issue with external wall insulation (EWI) projects, Wetherby Building Systems offers the ideal solution with its newly launched mineral render system EpsiCoat Mineral Render PLUS. Unlike anything currently available in the UK, Wetherby's EpsiCoat Mineral Render PLUS has been specifically designed to combat the issues associated with installing EWI in damp and humid conditions...

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