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[4 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

This may look like a top-secret spy bunker, carefully camouflaged amongst its surroundings. But the chameleon properties of this dome-shaped dwelling was the only way Southern Water could get the go-ahead to build it. It is in fact the company’s newest state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant. The £300m Peacehaven facility is scheduled for completion early next […]

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[21 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

Tata Steel RoofDek D100 structural roof decking was installed as part of an exciting and innovative green convex and concave curved roof construction at the new Maplefields School in Corby, built by Graham Construction for Northamptonshire County Council. Designed by GSS Architecture, the new £15 million environmentally-friendly special school caters for pupils with learning and behavioural […]

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[13 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

Projects featuring  RoofDek structural roof decking from Tata Steel have been recognised in category wins in The Roofing Awards 2012 – the National Federation of Roofing Contractors’ prestigious annual competition, recognising outstanding standards of workmanship and safety within the roofing industry. Winning the Sustainable Roofs – Green Roofs category, Peacehaven Wastewater Treatment Works features approximately […]

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[1 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Approval has been give for the construction of a new ‘pioneering’ energy recovery facility in Staffordshire, thebusinessdesk.comreports. The facility, which will be situated in Four Ashes, South Staffordshire, should save taxpayers £250 million ‘during its life-cycle’, according Staffordshire County Council. Additionally, it should help the council eventually achieve its aim of sending no waste to […]

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[11 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

We have just launched a new brochure focusing on our RoofDek range of structural roof decking and trays. The brochure is a component of “The Works”, our new design, specification and construction manual. Well illustrated throughout, it highlights the UK’s most comprehensive selection of structural roof decking solutions. There is a detailed overview, including diagrams […]

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[6 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

A housing development in Scotland has been shortlisted for a sustainable housing award. Image source via Urban Realm The Quarries is a £7 million development in Gilmerton, part funded by Edinburgh County Council. It was set up to provide accommodation for 58 elderly residents and benefits from some of the most state-of-the-art eco-friendly technology on […]

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[21 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

Panels and Profiles has just launched a new CPD seminar on best energy conservation design practice in industrial and commercial buildings. “A guide to ADL2A: 2010 and the impact of Building Envelope systems” provides a detailed explanation of the new 2010 Edition of Approved Document L2A (Conservation of fuel and power in new buildings other […]

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[24 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

The financial sector has been accused of “dragging its heels” when it comes to sustainability, according to Friend Feed. The industry’s supposed “short-termism” has been attributed to the delay in moving “towards a low-carbon future,” it has been claimed. Image source However key members of the financial sector have refuted the claims, arguing instead in […]

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[14 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

As more buildings sprout the landscape of cities and towns, green space becomes a valuable commodity. Gardens and green space are important in keeping the city looking beautiful as well as the effects plants and trees have on the changing environment. To incorporate more garden and green space in to cityscapes many are creating urban […]

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[26 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

In our previous green roof focus, we noted that the growing popularity of a hitherto “alternative” solution has not been at the expense of the advantages of more established options. Green roofs are heavy in comparison to almost every other roofing method. However, if they are used in conjunction with structural decks and trays, they can […]