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New GRO code coming 2013 - The essential guide to green roofing

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altThe past decade has seen a steady increase in the number of green, brown and biodiverse roofs being installed across the UK.  

Installed in both new build and refurbishment work the addition of planting and growing media to the roof provides a wide range of benefits to the building and the surrounding environment, including the replacement or replication of habitat lost through decades of construction.

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BSW Provides timber for Salvation Army Project

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altBSW Timber has provided home-grown Scottish timber for a unique partnership project for a Salvation Army Lifehouse in a leafy suburb of Edinburgh.

The “Sitooterie” in the gardens of the Ashbrook Lifehouse in the city’s Trinity area is a striking wooden outdoor structure, giving residents protection from the elements whilst also providing an attractive and eye-catching addition to the garden’s tree-lined setting.

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The first choice composite panel rooflight

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altTried, tested and trusted across the entire roofing industry, Energysaver composite panel rooflights from Brett Martin Daylight Systems have become the first and only choice for specifiers and installers looking for a long lasting and versatile rooflight which offers the best quality natural daylight, hassle free installation, exceptional thermal performance and long life reliability.

The specification of rooflights doesn’t have to involve trawling through the marketplace when Energysaver is tailored to match the metal profile and panel dimensions with options to meet higher performance specifications. With more than 50 years roofing industry experience, Brett Martin has designed and developed Energysaver rooflights to deliver the best quality natural daylight deep into the interior areas of wide-span buildings typically found in the manufacturing, warehousing, retail and recreational sectors.

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Desco embarks on innovative new project with Rathfinny Estate

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Award-winning mechanical and electrical building services engineering consultancy, Desco, has started work on the development of a specialist accommodation project at England’s largest and most environmentally friendly winery, the Rathfinny Estate.

As work on the 1200 ton winery in the South Downs moves further forward, the estate is preparing to welcome the first round of seasonal workers from September 2014, all of whom will be housed at the brand new on site accommodation. Desco has been commissioned to provide design and consultancy services for the entire Rathfinny development, alongside award-winning East Sussex based Architect Anthony Sherwin and designer Martin Swatton, with further Architectural design by Design Cubed.

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SPSenvirowall filled with industry optimism

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altSPSenvirowall left with a sense of industry optimism after a successful trip to Ecobuild, the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment.

The external wall insulation system designer and supplier created an innovative green grocer stand to tie in with the impending Green Deal, creating a fresh approach to the industry.

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