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What’s in store for 2021?

In this article, Tim Wright, managing director of concrete products at Ibstock Concrete, which includes the Supreme and Forticrete product brands, looks ahead to...

Secure, thermally uncompromising fixings for externally insulated walls

Mark Newell, sales engineer for ETICS fastening products at EJOT UK, discusses attaching external elements to walls that have been treated with external wall insulation systems

Laying a strong foundation with insulation

With so many types of insulation on the market, not all of them are suitable for every part of the building. Here, Joan Ferrer, technical sales manager at Ravago Building Solutions, discusses what to consider when selecting the right insulation.

Inferior battens could be putting roofers at risk

Following concerns about inferior battens coming into the market, Stuart Nicholson, roof systems director for Marley, answers contractors' questions about safety and roofing battens

IT investment pays off as ISD prospers during COVID crisis

Composite panel specialist ISD Solutions are anticipating a strong financial performance in 2020, partly due to a £1 million investment in IT over the past five years.

Mitigating stress in the workplace

The coronavirus crisis has undoubtedly increased anxiety levels for most people, but workplace stress remains an issue for many, even if that workplace is still a makeshift home office. Tina Chander, a partner at Wright Hassall, discusses more

How to maximise natural light in a home extension

Dave Knight from Roof Windows 4 You shares his insight into how you can maximise natural light in your clients' house extensions.

Staying safe: The successful specification of roof ladders

Tony Stevens, technical estimator for Bilco UK, explores the key factors professionals should consider when looking to specify roof ladders for upcoming projects, and how to ensure compliance with the legislation outlined in Approved Document K.

Is the construction industry finally getting back on its feet?

Thomas Bradley from Mobile Mini looks at whether the recent easing of lockdown restrictions and a £1.3 billion investment for the construction of new houses from the government are the first steps in a brighter outlook for the industry.

The road for innovative products can be long

For decades, Roofshield has been providing roofing contractors with the highest quality, pitched roof underlay, which is both air and vapour permeable. Iain Fairnington, technical director at A.Proctor Group, explains how the product has been embraced by the construction industry since its inception in 1996.