New research reveals The Homebuilding & Renovating Show provides a serious quality audience to exhibitors

The number of visitors attending The Homebuilding & Renovating Shows who are working on a live project is increasing year on year, according to new research from the event organisers Future PLC. The last show of 2017 emphasised the quality and commitment of the show’s audience with 80 per cent of visitors undertaking a live project, significantly increasing the ROI for exhibitors.

The World According to Neolith

Neolith delivers contemporary look to high-spec Netherlands show home

When Dutch materials expert Stone and Skills discovered Neolith® in a Netherlands-based stone shop three years ago, the brand immediately captured their attention. The wide range of different colours, patterns and finishes on display fired their collective creative imagination, encouraging them to find out more about this Spanish Sintered Stone.

Civil Engineering & Construction: Structural Steel Failure

Water vapour permeability problems with barriers, coatings and claddings

When water gets into constructional steel structures it causes damage, corrosion, weakness and eventual failure.  Keeping liquid water out is relatively easy with a simple barrier – but just about impossible with water vapour as in this state it can permeate through any material.  Worse still, once through it condenses and is trapped there as a liquid.

There is no perfect solution – but with the right equipment you can usually optimise coatings, claddings and other materials to suit the lifespan of the structure – albeit a bridge tunnel, dam, skyscraper or simple building. And that’s where Versaperm comes in with its    Water Vapour Permeability Meter (WVTR).

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REDUCE FOOD AND PLASTIC WASTE WITH INSINKERATOR® FOR ZERO WASTE WEEK

InSinkErator® is challenging households to reduce their food and plastic waste during Zero Waste Week, 3rd – 7th September 2018.

The Zero Waste Week initiative, launched in 2008, aims to raise awareness of the environmental impact of waste, encouraging consumers, businesses, local authorities, community groups, schools and universities to get involved. Addressing issues of waste reduction is important for InSinkErator®, who looks to advise as many consumers as possible about alternative and sustainable solutions to divert food waste from ending up in landfill and reduce single-use plastic waste.

HEAD TO THE BATHROOM WHEN PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Planning for the future involves more than ensuring finances are organised. What about a client’s home? Is that “future-proofed”?

As we get older, one of the main ‘activities’ people struggle with is using the bathroom, particularly the toilet.  Something that can be managed now becomes harder as manual dexterity, balance and mobility deteriorate. Indeed, the bathroom is the most frequent room to be altered under home adaptations, with the toilet being the most frequently addressed fixture.

Understanding soil type: the key to addressing structural problems

Cracking walls and uneven floors are usually symptoms of a deeper problem. Many structural issues are the result of unstable ground or subsidence, so understanding what’s happening in the ground will help to identify the cause of any structural issues that are happening to the building itself.  Different soil types in particular give rise to different problems and require different solutions.

NOW AVAILABLE FROM RINNAI – THE HD55I

RINNAI HOT WATER – INSTANT, CONTINUOUS, LIMITLESS AND SENSIBLY ECONOMIC FOR EVERY TYPE OF COMMERCIAL SITE

Now available from Rinnai is the HD55i, a heavy duty high efficiency gas fired continuous flow water heating unit with optimal fuel consumption, and in like-for-like comparisons with more traditional methods, is more cost effective over a lifetime. Rinnai is an acknowledged global leader in the manufacture of tankless hot water heating units with group sales approaching £2 Billion.

Clever glazing solution used to maximise daylight in Yorkshire café

Continued growth has allowed Yummy Yorkshire, one of Yorkshire’s favourite cafes and ice cream parlours, to expand with a new contemporary extension. Creating the contemporary link between the existing and new structure is Glazing Vision’s Ridgeglaze rooflight; which showcases the outstanding views on offer with its frameless view.

RINNAI HOT WATER DELIVERY – PAY AS YOU GO HEATING

Jennifer Williams looks at how continuous fl ow hot water delivery systems are fast overtaking the old technology of heating and storing water ready use.

Reports from the market on hot water heating system delivery in the commercial sector are show-

ing a transition away from older technologies, which commonly use large volumes of cylinder stored and reheated hot water, are reaching a ‘tipping point’ with continuous fl ow units vastly out-perform them in terms of capital costing, economy of fuel, plant room space and lifetime efficiency.