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BRE withdraws test results for Celotex product
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BRE withdraws test results for Celotex product

BRE has issued a statement regarding Celotex BS8414 cladding tests after the manufacturer revealed differences between the system as tested and the description in the report of the test. RS5000 was used as external insulation as part of the rainscreen cladding system in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower. Celotex took the decision to suspend supply shortly after the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower and this suspension remains in place.Now the company has conducted a detailed review of the way RS5000 was tested and marketed. "In advance of the product being launched, the company commissioned full system fire performance tests for a rainscreen...

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BRE explores how blockchain technology can benefit the...

A new report from BRE Trust explores opportunities to address challenges in the built environment industry using blockchain technology. Distributed Ledger Technology (of which...

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Manufacturers confident of a bright future but concerns...

The Annual Manufacturing Report 2018, published by Hennik Research, says UK manufacturers are poised to take on the world, but are failing to pull the trigger on a bright future...

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Sustainability assurance for door closers

The appeal of Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers has been further ... Read More

Future looks bright for VEKA with £5m forecast

In the face of a relatively flat market, VEKA Group knows that investment is the best way to... Read More

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BUILDING PRODUCT DIRECTORY - LATEST PRODUCTS

Bespoke Rooflights
Bespoke Rooflights

Our entire range of rooflights can be adapted and extended for your particular needs, but it might...

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Smoke Vent Rooflights
Smoke Vent Rooflights

No longer does fire safety product mean obstructive, ugly actuators and functionality over form. The...

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Sliding Rooflights

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Latest News

Advanced IT Cooling solutions on show at Excel

Mitsubishi Electric is once again exhibiting at the Data Centre World exhibition on the 21st and 22nd March at the London Excel, promoting its advanced range of IT...

Drop in apprenticeship starts shows need to reform levy

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system,...


Housing

Housing

Drop in apprenticeship starts shows need to reform levy

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system,...

New door handles from SWA for the ultimate in style

Two new door handle designs are now available from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Fittings (SWF); designed to answer the demand for stylish external and...


Public Sector

Public Sector

Drop in apprenticeship starts shows need to reform levy

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system,...

Lendlease wins Euston HS2 development role

HS2 has confirmed that the firm behind the 2012 Athletes’ Village and the new International Quarter, gateway to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will lead the...


Hotel, Sport & Leisure

Hotel, Sport & Leisure

Drop in apprenticeship starts shows need to reform levy

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system,...

New door handles from SWA for the ultimate in style

Two new door handle designs are now available from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Fittings (SWF); designed to answer the demand for stylish external and...


Health

Drop in apprenticeship starts shows need to reform levy

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system,...

New door handles from SWA for the ultimate in style

Two new door handle designs are now available from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Fittings (SWF); designed to answer the demand for stylish external and...


Education

Education

Drop in apprenticeship starts shows need to reform levy

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system,...

New door handles from SWA for the ultimate in style

Two new door handle designs are now available from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Fittings (SWF); designed to answer the demand for stylish external and...


Sustainability

Sustainability

Drop in apprenticeship starts shows need to reform levy

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system,...

New door handles from SWA for the ultimate in style

Two new door handle designs are now available from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Fittings (SWF); designed to answer the demand for stylish external and...


Regeneration

Regeneration

Drop in apprenticeship starts shows need to reform levy

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system,...

New door handles from SWA for the ultimate in style

Two new door handle designs are now available from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Fittings (SWF); designed to answer the demand for stylish external and...


Training/CPD’s

Training/CPD’s

Drop in apprenticeship starts shows need to reform levy

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system,...

New door handles from SWA for the ultimate in style

Two new door handle designs are now available from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Fittings (SWF); designed to answer the demand for stylish external and...

BIM

Drop in apprenticeship starts shows need to reform levy

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system,...

New door handles from SWA for the ultimate in style

Two new door handle designs are now available from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Fittings (SWF); designed to answer the demand for stylish external and...


Ecobuild / Exhibitions

Ecobuild / Exhibitions

Drop in apprenticeship starts shows need to reform levy

Apprenticeship starts have decreased by a more than third in November 2017 compared with November 2016, highlighting the need to reform the apprenticeship levy system,...

New door handles from SWA for the ultimate in style

Two new door handle designs are now available from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Fittings (SWF); designed to answer the demand for stylish external and...