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Aico Smoke Alarm Training Benefits Large Housing Association

Paradigm Housing Group, a leading provider of affordable housing in the south-east of England and long term user of Aico alarms, has recently completed the Aico Fire Products Trained Installer Scheme. The Scheme was established by Aico to provide contractors with the information and training necessary to achieve a successful and effective smoke alarm installation. Paradigm owns over 12,500 properties throughout the South, East Midlands and West London. Its Investment Works, Reactive Repairs, Voids and Decent Homes kitchen departments are all involved...

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One of Wetherby Building Systems' recent energy efficiency projects makes passivhaus standard

56 and 58 Elliott Drive are two semi-detached non-traditionally constructed (Wimpey No-fines) properties built in the 1950's, located in rural Warwickshire and owned by Orbit Heart of England. One of the properties was retrofitted to the German Passivhaus 'EnerPHit' retrofit standard. The EnerPHit standard is newly defined and this home is the second 'general' and first 'social housing' property in the UK to achieve this extremely high standard...

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Posi-Joist Fire Solutions For Timber Frame Construction

July 2013 saw our new Posi-Joist flooring system, Posi-Joist FireSafe receiving formal approval from the UKTFA, the Health & Safety Executive and the Health & Safety Laboratory. Posi-Joist FireSafe and FireSafe Plus have now been accepted as providing the robustness required as a floor to go into a Category C timber frame construction. Available now from Posi-Joist manufacturers, Posi-Joist FireSafe will be included in the next edition of UKTFA Product Paper 4, expected in late September 2013, where it will be detailed as achieving the "2 points" required for use in a Category C construction...

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Select Windows, Pioneers Of The Green Deal

Select Windows (Home Improvements) Ltd, has recently attained the nationally recognised PAS: 2030. The accreditation means the Walsall based supplier of PVC-U windows and doors has been successfully assessed and is now one of the first window companies in the UK to be officially recognised as a Green Deal Installer. The family owned company, established in 1980, went through a rigorous training and assessment programme organised by The British Standards Institution (BSI), to attain the certificate as an answer...

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Alumasc's INCA Awards Shortlist Success

Alumasc Facades is proud to announce an impressive result in this year's INCA Awards, having secured no less than 5 projects on the shortlist. As members of INCA (Insulated Cladding and Render Association) Alumasc are long-time supporters of the awards, which aim to recognise outstanding Facades projects that provide energy efficient solutions in both refurbishment and new build applications. Successful entries are judged on thermal performance, technical difficulty, workmanship and design/aesthetics and the winners will be announced at the INCA Awards...

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Housing market to benefit from multi-purpose STYROFOAM insulation

Alumasc Facades is proud to announce an impressive result in this year's INCA A new multi-purpose insulation board from Dow Building Solutions is set to bring the advantages of STYROFOAM - excellent strength, moisture resistance and long term durability - to smaller building projects such as residential building and refurbishment. STYROFOAM extruded polystyrene insulation was invented by Dow in the 1940s, and has been manufactured at the company's King's Lynn site since 1969. The blue boards have traditionally been...

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Forbo Supplies Novilon Cushioned Vinyl For Social Housing Project

Yorkshire Housing recently specified Forbo's Novilon cushioned vinyl products for kitchens and bathrooms as part of a refurbishment project to ensure that its 20-property social housing scheme in Harrogate met the Decent Homes Standard. The comprehensive portfolio of styles and designs available met the housing provider's aesthetic needs whilst Novilon's Diamond Seal and Noviclean features, which help guard against scratches and scuff marks, met requirements for easy cleaning, low maintenance and long term durability...

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