Knowing that his latest build would be undertaken in the depths of winter, James King of The Supreme Finishing Company chose Norbord‘s CaberDek for the flooring. The material allowed the roof construction to be carried out safely and economically by providing a safe, weatherproof platform that formed the first floor. Part of the manufacturer’s CaberFloor range, the product is designed to withstand the elements for up to 42 days between laying the floor and fixing the roof.
SPECIES AND GRADING GUIDE
The American Hardwood Export Council has brought together its species and grading guides into a single Guide to Sustainable American Hardwoods, complete with case studies.
The aim of the 100-page publication is to ‘inform, educate and inspire’. Alongside detailed technical performance data, the species section features applications of the timber.
The combination of Medite Vent and Smartply Propassiv helped to achieve the level of airtightness required to meet Passivhaus standard in an oak framed, private detached residence in Wiltshire. The former is a high performance, breathable sheathing panel, suitable for use in timber frame structures. The latter is an airtight structural OSB/3 panel with integrated vapour control properties, used as structural sheathing in timber frame buildings.
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has partnered with the National Open College Network (NOCN), one of the UK’s largest quality assurance providers, to develop a two-day Fire Door Installation Awareness course. Content will include the role of timber fire door assemblies and doorsets and why it is important that they are installed correctly, legislation and guidance and considerations before, and when installing.
DHF (DOOR & HARDWARE FEDERATION)
The DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) has introduced a series of bespoke webinars regarding UKCA marking replacing CE marking. The first takes garage doors as its subject matter, whilst future topics will include locks and building hardware, metal, and timber doorsets, industrial doors and shutters, and automated gate sectors.
FIRE DOOR SYSTEM
A new and fully compliant FD30 composite fire door has been introduced with a new brand name – fds (fire door systems). The Distinction Doors Neuma fds product has consistently proven fire resistance with 44 individual test specimens subject to 22 bi-directional fire tests, achieving an average of 45 minutes integrity. The doors is also accredited by Secured by Design (SBD).
Spärka has expanded its range to offer a complete fire door product solution through builders’ merchants. The range of more than 150 SKUs includes door handles, latches, locks, keyholes, thumb-turns, and door closers in a selection of finishes. The products are available in simple packs, including bathroom lock and hinge packs, as well as sash lock and hinge packs. The ranges are also available in a variety of finishes and sizes.
It’s the distinctive modern profile designed into the Jacksons Fencing Shadowline panel which creates a central shadow gap between each board. Free of any visible fixings on the front face, this provides a solid style fence with no lines of sight through the panel, which provides a great amount of privacy. The precisely placed, unique Z shaped boards have a clear shadow line between them, adding depth and interest.