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  • Mar012021

    Why You Should Take Care When Choosing Patio Roof Construction and Materials

    There are many reasons you need to be relatively knowledgeable concerning your patio roof construction and materials. According to where you live, you may have problems with snow load, problems with constant dampness and gutter, or even have major problems with wind. If you are considering putting a roof on your patio, you need to
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  • Feb082021

    Show success for Spirotech

    Spirotech stormed this year’s Ecobuild exhibition, with the launch of the SpiroTrap MB3. Breaking new ground in the domestic heating dirt separation sector, Spirotech chose the Ecobuild exhibition to showcase the powerful, new generation dirt separator and visitors to the Spirotech stand were able to see the SpiroTrap MB3’s hig
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  • Jan102021

    Weather or not

    Fisher, business development director, CME Sanitary Systems, looks at how greywater management can help with meeting the requirements for a sustainable build, whatever the weather. Increased domestic and commercial water usage has led to the UK becoming one of the top three most ‘water stressed’ countries in Europe (source: W
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  • Dec152020

    Let the sunshine in

    Let the sunshine inSolar PV is probably the most universally available of all the renewable energy technologies. It can be installed anywhere the sun shines, it generates electricity for use on site, and the initial cost of installation is outweighed by its revenue-generating potential now that new government-introduced financial i
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  • Nov212020

    Flexible friends

    The development of environmentally proactive waterproof membrane systems represents the versatility required to help meet the various challenges presented to those planning and implementing urban regeneration schemes. Phil Singleton, product manager, Icopal, reports. Urban regeneration schemes, by their very nature, have many varie
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  • Oct192020

    A twist of lime

    Lime building products are experiencing a surge in popularity thanks to the durable and sustainable properties of hydraulic lime which make it viable for constructing new-build masonry homes. Richard Givens, lime technical sales manager, Tarmac Buxtom Lime looks at the key considerations when using lime mortars. It is ironic that i
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  • Sep202020

    Happy campus

    Happy campusCathy Stewart, director for higher education, PRP Architects, examines whether the sustainability agenda is achievable within higher education in these times of austerity. After continuous growth and development over the last decade, the higher education community has abruptly witnessed government policies that have had
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  • Aug302020

    Training is the future

    The National Skills Academy For Environmental Technologies, the official event partner for this year’s InstallerLive (NEC, Birmingham, 16-19 October), will provide a platform for the renewables supply chain to meet and find out about renewable technologies, develop new skills, appreciate the training requirements and understand t
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  • Aug032020

    Hot topic

    Installations of ground and air source heat pumps have risen dramatically over the last few years and this is set to continue, says Chris Dale, director, Danfoss Heat Pumps. Many refurbishments are being carried out for the primary purpose of installing renewable energy systems. Specifiers and contractors are working closely with h
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  • Jul032020

    A trip down memory lane

    In 1971 the Green Man Lane estate was one of the newest and largest housing estates in Ealing, but by 2010 it had become a harsh concrete jungle, attracting gangs and anti-social behaviour and leaving many of its residents unsettled. Now this grey jungle is growing some new green roots, explains Mash Halai, head of regeneration and
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