Category Archives: Walls


Aluminium fabricator Veranti are using transom closers from Alpro on new metal-clad modular buildings created for the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) in England.

The aluminium and glass structures were built for steelwork designer and manufacturer Conder Allslade and are located within the FIA site. The event is held biannually at the 770-acre TAG Farnborough Airport in Hampshire.

Wind barrier system launched by Steni UK

 A pre-cladding system to seal a building for up to 12 months has been launched by Steni UK.

A wind barrier system capable of sealing a building against the elements for up to 12 months before the final cladding can be fitted has been launched by specialist panels manufacturer Steni UK.

The lightweight Wintec system has been developed in conjunction with Nordic building research institutes to meet construction workers’ requirements for easy installation and handling on site and been tested to new EU standards for air-tightness and windproofing in Norway, Sweden and Demark.

Floors and walls put in the spotlight at Mapei’s 100% Design Gallery

Mapei is showcasing a variety of stunning decorative wall and floor finishes at 100% Design taking place in Earls Court, London. Products on show will include marble-effect and UV-resistant paints, as well as on-trend coloured grouts, and tactile oil treatments for wood flooring.

Make it easy this summer with ROCKFON

ROCKFON is renowned for its expertise in ceiling and wall solutions and providing a high level of service to save you time and money. This summer ROCKFON takes this one step further with its commodity ceiling tiles. Affordable performance products are now available in just 2-3 days from stock.

Stormdry keeps water out and energy bills down

Delivering two major benefits in just one convenient product, Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream from Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp- and waterproofing, and masonry repair solutions – not only stops rain penetrating external walls; but also boosts their thermal efficiency.

Senior Gears Up To Make A Splash At FITShow

Fenestration systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is gearing up to make a splash at this year’s FIT Show, where it will showcase a selection of window, door and curtain walling systems from its Homes by Senior residential range.

Senior Architectural Systems To Exhibit At The Build Show

Preparations are ramping up as pioneering building and construction exhibition, The Build Show, announces that Senior Architectural Systems (SAS) will be exhibiting at next year’s show.

The fenestration systems designer and manufacturer, which supplies a range of window, door, curtain walling and glazing systems across a multitude of sectors, will showcase its ever-evolving selection of innovative offerings, including its timber and aluminium composite Hybrid system.

Knauf adds speed to modular Mansfield schools

Spray-applied Airless Plaster and GIFAfloor dry screed flooring from Knauf has enabled Central Site Accommodation, a modular building manufacturer and contractor based in Coventry, to speed up production and construction on a schools extensions programme in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Get the edge with the new Rockfon VertiQ® C wall absorber

The new Rockfon VertiQ C wall absorber is an attractive addition to the already popular range of Rockfon VertiQ acoustic wall absorbers.

The Rockfon VertiQ range of wall absorbers is designed to enhance the acoustics in a space where a traditional suspended ceiling is not viable or additional acoustic control is required in order to create a more comfortable environment.

Knauf Comfortboard benefits hi-tech EcoHouse

Comfortboard, the revolutionary energy-saving plasterboard developed by Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building systems – is now being tested at Nottingham University as part of the Mark Group EcoHouse, a world-leading showcase of energy efficiency and innovation.

Popular Wondertex Premier Filler – what’s not to like?

Wondertex, the range of professional internal finishing materials from the Instarmac Group, has seen sales soar of their multi-purpose favourite, Premier Filler.

The versatility of this product means it is suitable for a number of wall and ceiling finishing scenarios, including repairs, filling, jointing and smoothing. It is increasing in popularity following numerous applications across the country from schools to supermarkets and football stadiums. With such ease of use and extensive job compatibility contractors cannot wait to tell their mates!

Wienerberger announces the launch of ‘BIM Lab’

Wienerberger, the leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations, has announced that it will be launching a fully functional Building Information Modelling (BIM) portal on its website. As of April, BIM Lab will be fully live and accessible through

Wienerberger launches new Ceram guidance document on the use of Porotherm

Wienerberger, the leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping solutions, has launched a new techinical report and design guidance document for the use of its Porotherm clay block walling system in the UK.

Eurobond is first UK panel manufacturer to achieve responsible sourcing standard

Eurobond Laminates is proud to announce that it has gained the prestigious accreditation – BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products – for its entire range of stone wool cored internal and external wall and ceiling composite panels.

Knauf Vinova panels increase design potential

Aesthetically versatile and offering outstanding performance features, the Vinova panel from Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials and systems – extends the potential uses of the gypsum fibre panel to a new level.

Designer offers a unique natural aesthetic for homes and businesses

A talented, North Yorkshire based designer is at the forefront of the renaissance in the use of sea shells as an architectural finish and interior decoration. She offers a unique textural alternative for wall covering. Linda Fenwick creates bespoke shell work for both private and commercial clients.

School counts on Yeoman Shield wall and door protection

Maintenance staff at Ormesby School in Middlesbrough figured out that they could count on Yeoman Shield (the UK’s market leader in wall and door protection) to provide a long term solution to expensive and time consuming maintenance and re-decoration.

Beatson Institute, Glasgow

The double skin façade for the multi award-winning Beatson Cancer Research Facility at the University of Glasgow, was constructed using Wicona unitised curtain walling.

Wienerberger wins trio of BDA Awards

Wienerberger, one of the UK’s leading providers of wall, roof and landscaping solutions, has scooped a hat-trick of gongs at the prestigious 2013 Brick Development Awards.

Carron Crescent, Springburn, Glasgow

Alumasc’s Swisslab External Wall Insulation (EWI) System has been used for the refurbishment of blocks 9, 19 & 29 Carron Crescent in Springburn, Glasgow – a project funded by British Gas/Scottish Gas under the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP).

Sound proofing insulation solutions CPD

Cellecta continue to establish themselves as experts in sound proofing, as their “Cutting Edge Acoustics” CPD receives the stamp of approval from RIBA. The RIBA “CPD Assessed Material” covers the fundamental characteristics of acoustic Building Regulations Part E and provides guidance on sound proofing all types of new build & refurbishment floors and walls, including Robust detail and Pre Completion Test solutions.

Liscard House, Wallasey

Alumasc’s Swisslab External Wall Insulation (EWI) system has been used to transform the aesthetics and thermal performance of Liscard House in Wallasey. The refurbishment formed part of a £32m investment programme by Wirral Partnership Homes (WPH) to transform eight high rise blocks into modern apartment buildings.

Wicona Expands UK Façade Product Range with WICTEC Curtain Walling Suite

Wicona has expanded its product range in the UK, with the launch of the WICTEC aluminium curtain walling suite

EWI system provides assured thermal performance

Knauf Marmorit’s Warm Wall Energy is an external wall insulation system that incorporates an innovative tongued and grooved expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulant that not only makes it simple to apply but also provides assured thermal performance by eliminating the risk of cold bridging between joints.

Broadwater Farm Inclusive Learning Campus, Tottenham

An innovative £18million education facility has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating thanks, in part, to the use of Senior Architectural Systems’ groundbreaking Hybrid curtain walling, door and window systems.

Music Cafe, Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings

Troldtekt acoustic panels have been used to great effect in the design of the Music Cafe at the famous Aldeburgh Music development at Snape Maltings, founded by composer Benjamin Britten in derelict industrial buildings on the Suffolk coast.

Sporting daylight from Structura UK

Kalwall® diffused daylighting is playing a major role at Wakefield’s new Sun Lane Leisure Centre designed by the NPS Group and winner of the RICS Pro-Yorkshire Winner in Tourism & Leisure award – CIOB Yorkshire Project of the Year award and LABC Building Excellence award.

The Veka Group puts education in the frame

The Veka UK Group has unveiled a new brochure dedicated to the education market, detailing the many products and services available to specifiers and decision makers within this sector.

Southampton Hospital gets specialist Trespa treatment

A major construction and refurbishment programme at Southampton General Hospital has seen a number of key buildings given a fresh outlook thanks to Trespa® Meteon® facade panels.

Firemaster delivers a triple whammy!

The latest range of Eurobond Firemaster internal wall panels delivers a unique ‘triple whammy’ of market leading product benefits.