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This months Product Bulletin:

Housing eBulletin

Knauf Marmorit UK

Great basis for external insulation

Knauf Marmorit UK, leaders in façade and render systems, has introduced a new insulated system, Basis. Basis, which is part of the Warm Wall range, is an economic solution that significantly reduces energy costs and heat loss through the external façade, in a cost-effective way. Knauf Marmorit’s Warm Wall Basis systems are supplied in square edge expanded polystyrene and can be supplied in a variety of thickness and thermal performances...


Comply with gas safety regulations in just 30 minutes

From January 1st 2013, new gas safety industry regulations state that GAS Safe engineers must turn off any domestic boiler if the flue is not accessible for inspection and maintenance. Pendock, the UK’s leading manufacturer of preformed pipe boxing and boiler casing solutions, has addressed the issue with the launch of its Boiler Flue Inspection Kit. The new legislation results from changes to Approved Document ‘J’ (Clause 1.47) of the Building Regulations and will impact on homeowners...

Homes Event

Driving through change in social housing

Sustainability already plays a huge part in business strategy, infrastructure and policy, but how does it fit in with the buildings we call our homes and how can we meet the housing demand in a way which will create a lasting legacy for future generations? With over 23 million homes across the UK, no one can argue against the importance of driving green and sustainable practices in both housing construction and maintenance. There is certainly no absence of policies, initiatives and legislation in place to support sustainability...


FAKRO quadruple-glazed roof window for Passivhaus airtightness

The FAKRO FTT U8 Thermo® quadruple-glazed roof window has a U-value of 0.58 W/m2K, making it the most energy-efficient standard product in the world. Ideal for energy-efficient buildings such as those designed to Passivhaus standards, it is supplied complete with external thermal flashing, vapour permeable underlay collar and airtight interior flashing. Its major contribution to super-insulated and airtight construction...

Gerflor Limited

Gerflor provides 'one-stop' shop for housing needs

Flooring specialist, Gerflor, is presenting its latest flooring innovations for domestic, communal and commercial areas within housing at Homes 2012: flooring collections which uniquely position Gerflor as a ‘one-stop’ shop in the provision of flooring solutions for wide-ranging refurbishment and new build housing projects. Gerflor is the World’s 3rd largest vinyl flooring manufacturer, with proven experience in the UK’s social and private housing sectors. It has dedicated R&D laboratories...

Helifix Limited

Bulging walls sympathetically secured on Category A listed properties

Atholl Crescent, in the Scottish city of Perth, is in a prominent location and contains a long terrace of architecturally significant Georgian properties that are all Category A listed. Around the pilaster at the junction of 6 and 7 a bulge had developed in the front walls that required stabilising. As both contain busy offices that could not be closed, it was important that the Helifix structural repairs caused minimum disruption to both businesses...