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VELUX Rewards this April, May & June 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:55:21 AM Europe/London

Boost your year-round VELUX Rewards this April, May & June with £40 rewards with every purchase of VELUX white-painted roof windows(GGL, GGU). Our VELUX combination flashings all qualify for some type of reward too! Read More
           
Posted By Ray Lyons

Want to add a bright and airy living space to your home?

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:35:06 AM Europe/London

Whether your home is a period property or more contemporary, there is a conservatory to suit every style

Whether it’s a full-height or knee-wall style, there is a selection on our website to suit your needs. 

You may be in a position to extend off your kitchen to create a light-filled space during the winter months. This space could be used as a space to work-from-home from, that’s separate from the rest of your living space.

Most conservatories are easily installable. A contractor can have this work complete in a matter of days if needs be. You can be put you in touch with our 'Registered Installer' network specifically for PVC-U lifestyle products if you don’t already have a contractor in mind.

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Posted in Construction and Maintenance By Shanna Kenny

6 DIY common oversights: underground drainage pipe installation

Monday, November 26, 2018 3:38:15 PM Europe/London

6 DIY common oversights: underground drainage pipe installation

A proper drainage system is a must in every property. However, the installation of a drainage pipe network is not always easy. The mistakes during installation cause complications further down the line.

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Posted in Construction and Maintenance By Shanna Kenny

Have a look at Proctor membranes for your building

Monday, November 26, 2018 2:14:44 PM Europe/London

Have a look at Proctor membranes for your building

Modern building regulations require a holistic approach to construction that includes numerous energy efficiency measures. An important area that is often overlooked is improving air tightness above the minimum requirement levels.

The application of building membranes can reduce building energy loss whilst maintaining the same u-Value, or reducing the amount of insulation required.

Contractors face the choice of whether to use air-open or airtight membranes and vapor control or vapor permeable membranes. Proctor Group have been providing advanced, robust product solutions to the market for over 25 years. They offer the most extensive range of products, designed for use in the construction of roofs, floors and walls.

This blog will talk you through various Proctor Group products and help you choose the right one for your project.

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Posted in Construction and Maintenance By Shanna Kenny

What is the difference between Imported timber and Homegrown timber?

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 4:15:31 PM Europe/London

What is the difference between Imported timber and Homegrown timber?

What is the difference between Imported timber and Homegrown timber? When it comes to choosing between Imported timber and Homegrown timber for your construction project, there are no major differences, just a few subtle ones which this blog will take you through.

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Posted in Construction and Maintenance By Shanna Kenny

Keep Your Home Nice And Snug

Friday, September 28, 2018 10:12:59 AM Europe/London

Keep Your Home Nice And Snug

Want to learn how you could save as much as 67% on heating costs for your home? With electricity costs rising all the time, doesn’t everyone? It is actually a lot simpler to save energy than you might think.

You should already be using LED light bulbs over the old-fashioned incandescent bulbs, and you should be unplugging appliances when they are not in use. These are both great ways to prevent wasting energy but they won’t really make a sizeable dent when it comes to your energy bill.

That’s not to say they are not worth using. Any energy-saving tips will end up saving you money over the long term and will be good for the environment in the meantime. But, if you really want to see a huge difference, you need to make sure that......

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Posted in Construction and Maintenance Insulation Materials By Johnpaul Manning

The growth of insulation in the global market

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:46:12 AM Europe/London

The international insulation market was valued at 42.48 billion euros in the year 2017 & is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.6 percent. There has been a rising use of insulation materials in residential and non-residential projects, due to the growing focus on energy conservation. Developing countries are the major markets which are driving up the growth for insulation products. And this trend is expected to continue on account of rising construction activity, rising industrial output and the rise in the disposable income available at hand. If the demand trend is predicted, over half of the new demand generated in the global market between the years 2017-2020 will happen in the Asia - Pacific region. Indonesia, India and China are the most important drivers of the insulation products in the global market. In these countries, it is the new demand which is driving up the growth, whereas, in western economies, it is......Read More
           
Posted By Johnpaul Manning
Should I hire an Insulation Contractor or a General Contractor to Insulate my house? Proper insulation is one of the most important things to do, while a house is getting constructed. With proper insulation, the right amount of heat is maintained in the house. This results in good savings, thereby paying for itself over a number of years. Insulation should always be done by a professional insulation contractor because they would be able to inspect the existing insulation properly and suggest steps on upgradation. Besides, only a professional insulation contractor can do the right job while laying the insulation in a new house. Insulation done by a none experienced person or by a general contractor may......Read More
           
Posted in Construction and Maintenance By Johnpaul Manning

PIR Crisis. Are you a builder? Has your job come a standstill?

Monday, September 4, 2017 2:34:03 PM Europe/London

Currently the UK market is showing a worrying trend in the building & construction industry. There has been a rise in the demand for PIR insulation materials on a consistent basis and due to this increased demand, there has been an alarming shortage of this material. This shortage in the market has been caused due to inadequate supply of Methylene Di-phenyl Di-isocyanate (MDI) chemical which is one of the prime constituents of PIR. This high demand for PIR in the UK market has caused the price of PIR boards to rise. The price of PIR boards has already risen by.........Read More
           

The importance of sound insulation in buildings

Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:25:51 PM Europe/London

A soundly constructed building is an example of fine architecture, mesmerizing facade, and integrated science.

Noise pollution doesn’t need an introduction as everyone is much aware of its causes and results. By understanding the nuances of sound like quality, pitch, and timbre; you step into the shoes of acoustic consultant and begin to anticipate soundproofing solutions which fit best in your situation.

The workout of theories and algorithms in the construction process is highly acknowledged to shape a place which is worth living.

While designing a blueprint, an architecture works on measurements, focus on designing and checks on quality understanding the importance of survival.

The standard protocols of building industry take into account sustainability which means designing buildings which inspire to live. Economically savvy, socially ethicalRead More

           
Posted in Construction and Maintenance By Johnpaul Manning
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