Precast concrete foundations and more

Precast concrete foundations and more


The greenest of its type in the UK is how West Fraser (formerly known as Norbord) is describing its SterlingOSB Zero precision-engineered OSB3. The load-bearing board has been extensively developed to be free from added formaldehyde. The material will not delaminate, and is easy to saw, plane, drill and fix.


A cost-effective balcony solution that is fully non-combustible, 150 Aqua-Channel – from EnviroBuild – is a multi-functional product. The steel tray device can be attached directly to steel bolt-on balconies and creates an extra structural layer. and is fully certified by third-party accreditation bodies for strength, slip resistance, waterproofing and combustibility.


A greener way of using concrete has gained the thumbs up from the National House Building Council, NHBC. Roger Bullivant‘s factory produced RBeam precast concrete foundation system for low-rise developments comes with a range of piled foundation techniques for different soil types and ground conditions, including clay heave situations.


Michelmersh will conduct a feasibility study to replace natural gas with hydrogen in the brick making process. Green electrolytic hydrogen will be used to manufacture the HyBrick and the project will determine any impact on overall quality, brick integrity or aesthetics. The bricks will then be compared against control bricks produced using 100% natural gas.


It’s the recycled polymers construction of the Dura Products range that provides a sustainable alternative to traditional concrete products. This includes its lightweight Durakerb, its combined kerb and drainage (CKD) system, Duradrain; and its heavy-duty linear surface drainage system, Durachannel.


Built to meet the proposed Future Homes Standard, “The Evergreen” is a sustainable new house from ANWYL Homes. The property will be fully electric and be heated by an Air Source Heat Pump with under-floor heating. It will also include an insulated 200mm cavity in all external walls, compared to the current 100mm, and feature triple glazed windows.


Setcrete has created a subfloor preparation system for luxury vinyl tile (LVT). The system comprises the company’s High Performance levelling compound, Acrylic Primer and Rapid Set DPM. LVT flooring is susceptible to subfloor imperfections and undulations showing through to the final finish, which makes a high quality levelling compound essential.


An alternative to tiles and real wood, the Malmo Freedom stickdown LVT range includes 25 decors. Because it can be installed without transition strips the flooring allows for the seamless flow of one design between different areas, or alternatively it offers scope to create unique patterns, such as creating a border around a herringbone design.


Recticel Insulation has obtained the PEFC label for its multilayer thermal insulation solutions, making them the first PIR/PUR manufacturer authorised to use this environmental label. The multilayer paper facings are made from wood fibres sourced from PEFC-certified forests and will feature on Eurothane GP, Eurothane Eurodeck and Eurowall Cavity solutions.


The 20-mm thick porcelain tile solutions in the Ceramiche Keope K2 system emphasise indoor and outdoor continuity in design. The 2cm thick tiles of the outdoor collections (1cm thick options are also available) can be matched to the Keope indoor tile range, with stone effect, warm wood or industrial finishes to choose from.

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