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Schiedel presents Pumice chimney system

The Schiedel Chimney Systems' Isokern DM36 chimney system has been designed to optimise the performance of smaller output stoves and inserts, which have an internal outlet diameter up to 150mm.The highly insulating properties of the pumice DM system can maintain the temperature of the flue gases even in the middle of winter, and help your appliance perform at its optimum level. The prefabricated chimney blocks are lightweight and easy to install and the system includes a support block, stove connector, a chimney coping and chimney pot. The DM chimney system is also available in larger diameters for larger sized appliances and open fires....

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Moduleo predicts winter flooring trends

With summer coming to an end, David Bigland, the MD of luxury vinyl flooring manufacturer, Moduleo UK, predicts the key flooring trends for winter 2015. Dare to go dark Our Next Generation of products caters for an increasing shift towards darker flooring options. From our Blackjack Oak to our darker shades of Fazino Maple, dark woods and stones are increasing in popularity this winter. Bespoke is better While we have always loved being creative with interior decorating, we are now even getting inventive with our flooring. Consumers are increasingly on the lookout to put their own stamp on their floors and with our new parquet flooring, which can be fitted in a variety of shapes and formations, the options are almost infinite. Definite divides Flooring strips that divide large tiles are a bold statement in any room. Here at Moduleo, we have noticed that more and more consumers are looking to create definite divides in their floor. Large tiles in particular look fantastic when fitted with flooring strips, as they emphasise the size of each tile and create the feeling of greater space in larger rooms. Light an...

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From the Editor

As an architect, I think three of the key words which apply to homes are space, quality and design. It’s patently clear now that house builders are unlikely to improve quality unless they forced to and that means regulations because in their minds quality (even good design) costs more money.

Extraordinary as it may seem, the trigger for change may not come from Government but from the public itself because buyers have suddenly become choosy and will not accept just anything, using their concerns about energy costs and comfort as the big sticks with which to beat the builder. Clearly, it’s all going to be change at the sharp end.

Speaking of change, we've got some exciting plans in the pipeline for Housing Specification itself. Our housing blog is a brand new online hub dedicated to housing news, discussion and debate. Focusing on industry issues, the blog will explore the socio-political factors that impact Britain's housing market today. We're also venturing into the Twittersphere. Follow us @HousingSpec for regular news and feature updates.

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Housing crisis is the biggest threat to UK prosperity

Speaking at UK Construction Week at the Birmingham NEC today, architect and TV presenter George Clarke will call upon the government to take drastic action to prevent more families being forced into homelessness because of the... Click here to read more



High Density News

FDS Consult provides fire strategy for luxury towers

05th Oct, 2015

FDS Consult, a leading expert on fire engineering in the UK, has provided a unique fire safety solution for one of London’s most recent luxury residential projects....
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Low Density News

Origin introduces new window system

05th Oct, 2015

Origin, the British manufacturer of bi-folding doors, windows and blinds, has updated its popular window system. The Origin Window has been launched on 1st Octo...
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Video of the Week

Sky is working with a number of leading developers to offer market-leading 'walk-in working' services to residents, so that they can switch on from day one. Get Living London is the owner and management company... Watch


Article of the Month

Water treatment protocols play a vital role in energy and cost containment

Water treatment protocols play a vital role in ene...
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Refurb & Restoration

Accelerated ageing sees Stormdry get BBA blessing

05th Oct, 2015

Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream from Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp- and waterproofing, and masonry repair solutions – has undergone acc...
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Training & Education

Innovation secures recognition at RAC Awards

05th Oct, 2015

Mitsubishi Electric’s pioneering approach to product innovation has been recognised with two Awards at a prestigious air conditioning and heat pump industry event.The company...
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