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Triton launches all-new T80Z Thermostatic Fast Fit

Triton, the Great British Shower Company, has launched the T80Z Thermostatic Fast Fit – a brand new electric shower which is ideally suited to the specification market thanks to the ultimate combination of safety, quick installation and durability.Triton’s new T80Z Thermostatic Fast Fit model brings together the benefits of its market-leading T80Z Fast-Fit and the original T80Z Thermostatic to create an electric shower that saves time on site.With thermostatic temperature control, Triton’s T80Z Thermostatic Fast Fit uses mixer wax capsule technology to provide a constantly regulated temperature to offer the end user more precise and safer showering. This added reassurance together with the inclusion of popular controls makes Triton’s brand new model the perfect choi...

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Buildings can help fight air pollution

As the UK is warned by the Supreme Court that it must act to meet failing air pollution targets, Marley Eternit is urging the new Government to consider the use of photocatalytic technology on roads and buildings as part of its new air pollution plan. The roofing and facades manufacturer suggests the UK could follow the lead of other countries such as Japan and the Netherlands by using the pollution absorbing technology to effectively eat excess levels of nitrogen dioxide and nitric oxide (NOx) in the air. Gavin White, product manager at Marley Eternit, explains: The UK is in breach of its air pollution targets in 16 areas, mainly busy cities. The Government has been warned that it must reduce the amount of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) the UK produces and submit a plan outlining how it will do this by the end of 2015. The first area to address is clearly the polluter itself mainly vehicles, particularly diesels. It is likely therefore that the Government plan will already include measures such as low emission zones, incentivising the use of cleaner technology in vehicles and reducing the amount of car journeys we make. H...

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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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Over a million more people given the chance to own their own home

Communities Secretary Greg Clark is to announce landmark changes to spread home ownership to millions, as part of the government’s commitment to working people. The minister said: "Our Housing Bill will offer over a... Click here to read more

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High Density News

Parex render systems accredited for work UK weather

26th May, 2015

Key insulated systems in the Parex renders and facades range now have a “belt & braces” guarantee that they will stand up to the worst of the British clim...
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Low Density News

Fife Council to install 30,000 Aico alarm interfaces

27th May, 2015

Fife Council, awarded the Council of the Year in Service Delivery 2014 by the Association for Public Service Excellence, is undergoing a programme to install 30...
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Video of the Week

Solofix Tile Race - SoloFix is a one-piece tile clip from Marley Eternit that installs 30% faster than traditional two-piece clips. Made from ZiAl, the clip has outstanding durability and performance, meaning it is capable of withstanding all UK exposures. Watch

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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...
It’s vital to take steps to ensure that heating systems run to their optimal efficiency and preventative maintenance measures are put in place to  co... read more

Refurb & Restoration

Bi-folding doors bring extension to life for family

26th May, 2015

A South Yorkshire family is reaping the benefits of a lighter and airier living space, thanks to new aluminium bi-folding doors from HWL Windows Group. Tom Hebdige lives in a newly...
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Training & Education

Worcester Week aims to make ERP as easy as ABC

27th May, 2015

Leading manufacturer Worcester, Bosch Group has pledged to make ErP as easy as A, B, C, by dedicating a week in June to educating installers on the requirements of the forthcoming...
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