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New hub helps specifiers construct safe, comfortable and sustainable homes
Predictions suggest that an additional 9.3 million people will move to the UK’s cities by 20221, driving the trend for vertical construction to create more space for homes. In response, ROCKWOOL has developed a new high rise hub designed to support the specification of non-combustible stone wool insulation solutions for residential projects – ultimately helping specifiers to meet stringent fire safety, thermal and acoustic requirements while constructing high rise properties.
A central feature of the new hub is ROCKWOOL for High Rise Residential Projects, a comprehensive guide which explores the role of tall buildings in our society and focuses on key high rise topics including fire safety, thermal comfort, energy efficiency, acoustic performance and sustainability. Containing specific building regulations guidance as well as stone wool insulation case studies, advice and best practice, ROCKWOOL for High Rise Residential Projects is the go-to resource for high rise developers and specifiers.
Outward opening window hardware has always been a staple range for leading hardware distributor Carl F Groupco, who offer fittings to suit most window styles. Supporting this, a new guide for outward opening window hardware has been produced which highlights product options from established manufacturer partner, Roto.
Recently published, the new document provides a clear and simple summary of Roto hardware suitable for different outward opening window styles, including FRH Reversible, Projecting, NT Tilt and Turn hardware and the TSL and SSL espagnolettes. The guide is aimed to assist fabricators and specifiers, making hardware selection easy and hassle free.
Leading distributor of window and door hardware, Carl F Groupco, is proud to announce the launch of their new website. Carl F Groupco, based in Peterborough with depots in Cumbernauld, provides premium window and door fittings to fabricators across the UK, and a new fully responsive and bespoke website will allow for enhanced customer support for well-known hardware brands, such as FUHR, Roto, and Yale.
The new website combines all three of Carl F Groupco’s brands into one easy-to-access database, making the entire product portfolio available at the simple touch of a button. In addition to the core Carl F Groupco hardware range, access to both Carl F direct, a direct mail and e-commerce tool business, and SmartSecure, leaders in electronic multipoint door locking systems, means that finding your perfect hardware solution is hassle- and stress-free, from enquiry right through to completion.
Premier Tech Water and Environment is pleased to announce the launch of its Rewatec range of compact and vertical pump stations.
Building on over 50 years’ of experience in the design, development and manufacture of innovative water and wastewater treatment systems, Premier Tech has redesigned its range of compact and vertical pump stations to provide a reliable and efficient solution for raising sewage, effluent, wastewater and surface water in areas where a gravity discharge is unavailable.
Airtech Solutions, the condensation, mould and radon specialists, is supporting UK Radon Awareness Week (1-7 November 2021) by encouraging everyone to not delay and to take action. Run by the UK Radon Association, this year’s theme for UK Radon Awareness Week is ‘Don’t Delay’. In support of Radon Awareness Week, Airtech is therefore advising households, private landlords, social housing landlords and employers, ‘Don’t Delay’ learn more about radon and its health effects and carry out a radon test in your home and workplace to help protect families and employees.
Many people are still unaware that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, posing a significant risk to lung health with 1,100 deaths each year estimated to be caused by exposure to the gas. Lung cancer diagnosis and treatment have been the most delayed of all cancers during the pandemic due to factors including overlapping symptoms with COVID-19 and shared needs from respiratory medicine services. The UK Radon Association, as part of its campaign, is therefore also advising that you should contact your GP if you’ve had a cough for more than three weeks, as well as raising radon awareness and encouraging testing.
Social and commercial landlords across the UK are missing out on tens, if not hundreds of millions of pounds worth of funds that are available to them through the Energy Company Obligation 3 (ECO3) fund which ends in April 2022.
ECO3 is the government energy efficiency scheme that was launched to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Under ECO medium and larger energy suppliers fund the installation of energy efficiency measures in British households as part of an agreed commitment.
Registered Providers in the UK can now incorporate Mybalance within their Net Zero strategies.
This personalised social housing app based program, assists social landlords in the reduction of their collective carbon footprint produced by tenants and staff, with real time reporting and gives full dashboard control to the RP.
Experienced Social Housing and environmental figures have collaborated in the design of Mybalance, an app that engages tenants in a personal carbon footprint reduction programme. A tailored, branded tool, generating personalised news feeds, style and content, an authentic RP platform that provides new territories of tenant engagement.