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GTC partners with Sky to offer its fibre-optic broadband customers easy access to Sky TV

It is announced today that GTC and Sky have reached an agreement to team up to provide customers on GTC's new-build fibre optic networks with the opportunity to benefit from a market-leading package of premium TV services, fixed-line home phone and broadband speeds of up to 300Mbps. GTC's super-fast fibre technology displaces the outdated copper-based solutions traditionally installed on new-build developments, and enables its customers the capacity to enjoy the full range of entertainment, home-working and social activities afforded...

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Aspect to supply FireSafe Posi-Joist

The vastly experienced Timber Engineering Division of Aspect Roofing has received their first FireSafe Posi- joist order. The Posi-Joist FireSafe system, which combines the use of fire resistant timber chords and Posi-Strut webs with nailed reinforcement, was developed and tested by MiTek Industries to provide contractors with the benefits of an open web joist system on even the most confined urban sites, where the highest fire performance is required for timber frame. The contract is a major refurbishment being carried out to The Arcadia Group headquarters in...

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Avoid Damp Level Thresholds

A recent investigation suggests in excess of 70% of damp problems associated with level thresholds originate through failure to interface correctly with the inner leaf and outer leaf of the cavity wall. The Type LTT (Level Threshold Tray) by Cavity Trays of Yeovil is a ready-shaped DPC specifically designed for use on both inner and outer masonry skins at threshold level. The Type LTT acts as an isolation DPC 'glove' enveloping and covering the top and the sides of the threshold masonry. Once in place, flooring arrangements can interface with those skins at threshold level without danger of wet transference...

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A lesson in modern history

As more and more heritage and conservation projects begin to accept PVC-U as a viable alternative to traditional timber, The VEKA UK Group's Head of Technical Mark Barsby looks at the products that have brought about this significant change in attitude. For many years, PVC-U barely got a look in when it came to heritage projects and - to an extent - this could largely be forgiven: first generation PVC-U windows didn't quite look the part compared to traditional timber, despite their obvious energy efficiency benefits...

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