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New improvements for Reynaers’ stylish Hi-Finity door system

Leading provider of aluminium architectural glazing systems Reynaers has further enhanced its highly successful slimline sliding door Hi-Finity – making it one of the best available on the market.  The new features mean that architects can benefit from a huge increase in glass surface, with maximum transparency and minimal sight lines. The latest version of the Hi-Finity system means that there can now be fixed panels of glass up to 1200kg and motorised vents up to 750kg. Where thermal performance is key, even larger triple glass units can be accommodated.Reynaers’ Marketing Manager Rebecca Cope said: “The architectural trend of huge dimensions together with triple glazing has led to very heavy vent weights.“For improved ease of operation for the end user, we&r...

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MEP backs EU action to boost low carbon economy

The European Union action to renovate homes, boost the UK economy, create more than 100,000 jobs and lift millions out of fuel poverty, has received the backing of a North West Labour MEP; Afzal Khan. On his first visit to Knauf Insulation's Factory in St Helens, where he saw how products are manufactured and discussed the company's work to champion energy efficiency in the UK and Europe, Mr Khan said more could be done at an EU level to support the UKs low carbon economy. During Mr Khans visit, he also signed the Renovate Europe Campaign manifesto to Stop Energy Waste in Buildings - a campaign that Knauf Insulation actively supports across Europe. Afzal Khan, Labour MEP for the North West of England, commented: "Investing in our low carbon economy is vital to protecting manufacturing jobs like those here in St Helens and across the UK. That's why I'm backing Renovate Europe's Campaign, urging the EU to tackle energy waste and to make everyone's home energy efficient. "It was great to visit the factory to see the manufacturing process up close and to learn about the innovative way that the products are then packaged, r...

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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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Parents not encouraging children into house-building

Four out of ten parents (42%) say that they would not encourage their children aged 11 or over to pursue a career in the house-building industry, according to new research by the NHBC Foundation. The findings have raised... Click here to read more

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High Density News

Lawtech improvements bring tower blocks into the 21st Century

25th May, 2016

The Lawtech Group has completed a comprehensive range of energy efficient improvements at the Exeter Road and Beaconsfield Road estates in Enfield, bringing homes up to t...
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Low Density News

Hörmann’s new internal door operator awarded top marks

24th May, 2016

The UK’s leading door manufacturer, Hörmann, has been awarded top marks for its new door operator, PortaMatic. The system allows people to open and c...
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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

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Article of the Month

Pipe boxing - the big cover up

Pipe boxing - the big cover up
With the potential for local authorities and housing associations to save tens of thousands of pounds, just by changing the way heating system and boiler pipewo... read more

Refurb & Restoration

DECC pays visit to Wetherby project

24th May, 2016

Representatives from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), along with local MPs, local councils and energy companies have visited a site in Gosport, Hampshire to find...
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Training & Education

Britain’s chilly households consider heating and insulation upgrades

25th May, 2016

Worries about cold, damp and draughty rooms means people are now more likely to prioritise comfort, convenience and control when upgrading their home’s heating or insulation....
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