Article - 2 Apr 2003
CO2 emissions from private dwellings are mainly due to heating of the buildings. There is great potential for saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions by reducing heat loss through masonry walls....
Article - 31 Mar 2003
All tested materials were permeable to water vapour, so moisture can move inside the insulation layer in form of water and water vapour.
News - 31 Oct 2007
Outdated, cold, damp housing stock throughout the UK is being given the insulated render treatment to transform it into warm, dry and visually appealing homes. Five such projects have been recognised...
Article - 3 Apr 2019
Energy efficiency should be as high on the list of desirables as the number of bedrooms, storage space and proximity to local schools/amenities when buying a new house.
Article - 4 Jun 2004
Responding to the overwhelming demand for home improvement information, The Building Centre has published its series of 'Essential Guides'. Topic.
Article - 28 May 2004
Cardiff University, one of the UK’s most successful research and teaching universities, has further enhanced its existing facilities with the development of an impressive extension, housing the...
News - 29 Nov 2006
Ease of handling, excellent sound insulation properties and good fixing strength were key facts in an architect's choice of Celcon aircrete blocks for an extension to North Devon District Hospital...
News - 11 Mar 2005
The recent Government revisions to Part E and Part L of the Building Regulations have proven to be an opportunity for builders using Thermalite’s popular Shield block. For this reason,...
News - 16 Oct 2003
The Royal Institute of British Architects’ Stirling Prize has been awarded to the £22 million multi-coloured Laban dance centre on Deptford Creekside, Deptford.
The award recognises the...
News - 3 Aug 2012
Pactiv Building Products has launched GreenGuard extruded polystyrene (XPS) PLYGOOD R-2 protective sheathing. This sheathing is an economical way of meeting the wall insulation stipulations of the...