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STEEL LINTELS: A FABRIC FIRST APPROACH

Here, Richard Price, Technical Director at Catnic, explains how steel lintels can support a Fabric First approach to building design, with no compromise to energy performance. In recent years, the Government has shown an increased interest in improving the energy efficiency of new homes, with a commitment to reducing carbon emission targets. Renewable technologies such […]

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A MODERN PERSPECTIVE ON ROOFING AND CLADDING

The design of a modern building has to include a range of considerations, including aesthetics, planning considerations sustainability and the longevity of the materials. Here Richard price, Technical Director at Catnic looks at how standing seam roofing and cladding can provide a solution to meet these demands. The correct design and specification of the roof […]

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Scottish-based consultancy practice ramps up growth plans as it expands engineering team

Scottish-based company NIXON has expanded its growth plans as it opens in-house civil and structural engineering team. The multi-disciplined consultancy practice, NIXON, began in 2012 as Nixon Consultants, and has rapidly expanded its operation as a quantity surveying and project management practice to a full development and construction company bringing architectural services and civil and […]

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Spantherm combines offsite efficiency with energy efficiency

The discussion around skills shortages, build quality and site efficiency have been front and central to the offsite debate for several years now. However, as more and more plots must now comply with the increased demands of the Part L 2013 building regulations it creates an opportunity for the manufacturers of offsite products to showcase […]

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Contractors to get major Scottish housing contract opportunity

THE Scottish construction sector is set to receive a £1.5 billion contract opportunity to deliver new build housing. Scotland Excel will publish the Invitation to Participate (ITP) for its four-year New Build Residential Construction Framework on November 30. The Centre of Procurement Expertise has teamed up with eleven Scottish councils to implement the framework, which will […]

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£8.1m health and care centre planned for Aberdeen

Plans have been unveiled for a new £8.1 million health and care centre in Aberdeen. The facility, which will be located in the Greenferns area on the western edge of Northfield near to Orchard Brae and Heathryburn Schools, will incorporate the general medical services currently being delivered from Denburn Medical Centre, Northfield Surgery and Mastrick […]

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Art centre to open on Calton Hill in Edinburgh

A new centre for contemporary art is to open at one of Edinburgh’s most iconic sites. Collective – on Calton Hill – will include a new exhibition space and restaurant as well as the restored City Observatory. The £4.5m development on the world heritage site is the result of a partnership between artists, businesses and […]

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New taskforce begins mission to reduce vacant and derelict land

The Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce has started the process of finding 100 sites in Scotland with the best potential for development. There are more than 3600 sites on the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey, ranging in size from under one hectare up to more than 100 hectares. The recent launch of the ‘Not […]

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Scotland Build- Industry News

Taking control: Scots service chief honoured at BCIA event

  SERVICE manager Tony McDermott recently flew the flag for Scotland at the prestigious BCIA (Building Controls Industry Association) Awards 2018 in Birmingham after being shortlisted in the Engineer of the Year category. The award was open to individuals demonstrating engineering excellence in controls and BEMS (building energy management systems). As service and maintenance manager […]

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Scotland Build- Industry news

Greens urge action on Scotland’s ‘hundred thousand’ empty underused homes

The Scottish Government needs to play catch-up on the worsening problem of empty homes and second homes if it is to tackle the housing crisis, according to the Scottish Greens. Publishing a major new report on the issue, the party’s housing spokesperson Andy Wightman MSP reveals that over the last decade as homelessness has worsened, the proportion of empty homes in […]

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Scotland Build- Industry news

Victoria Hospital in Glasgow to be transformed into 400 homes

It is a Victorian landmark and a reassuring sight to generations of residents in Glasgow’s southside. The Victoria Infirmary, which opened to patients in 1890 and would become a major teaching hospital, finally closed in 2015 with the future of the huge site in Langside uncertain. Now plans have been approved to convert the Victoria’s […]

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