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Moduleo predicts winter flooring trends

September 3, 2015 PaulGroves Housing DesignInnovations

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, […]

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    Tackling overheating – a comfortable home all year round

    July 23, 2015 PaulGroves Housing DesignHousing IssuesInnovationsPlanning & Legislation

    Michelle Sharp, Group Communications Manager at Zehnder Group UK, talks perceived and actual temperatures: Imagine getting into your car on a hot summer’s day after it has been sat baking in the sun.  You open the door and feel the heat hit you and your immediate reaction is to ramp the air conditioning thermostat down […]

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      New report calls on Government to provide more incentives to encourage off-site construction and better quality homes

      July 2, 2015 PaulGroves Housing DesignHousing IssuesInnovationsPlanning & Legislation

      Modular off-site building could be the key to solving the UK’s broken housing market, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Dr Tim Fox, Lead Author of the report and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, explains: “The UK House Building: Manufacturing Affordable Quality Homes report is calling on Government […]

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        Meeting the brief – the performance challenge

        May 28, 2015 PaulGroves Housing DesignHousing IssuesInnovationsPlanning & Legislation

        It is nearly a year since the Zero Carbon Hub published the ‘Closing the Gap’ report, but has anything changed? Ian Loughnane, Business Unit Director at Kingspan Timber Solutions, a company that is project and performance centric, shares his thoughts on where the industry is today: “I am in no doubt that since the publication […]

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          Buildings can help fight air pollution

          May 21, 2015 PaulGroves Housing DesignHousing IssuesInnovationsPlanning & Legislation

          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 […]

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