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CONTENTS 07.17


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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:


04-15 INDUSTRY NEWS


14 EVENTS & AWARDS


17 HOUSEBUILDER NEWS


18 INDUSTRY MOVERS


19-23 COMMENT


24 NEW DEVELOPMENTS


25-26 CASE STUDY


41 PRODUCT FOCUS


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COMMENT A CULTURE OF COLLABORATION As the dust begins to settle after the General Election, those working in construction have had an almighty challenge working out just what a hung Parliament might mean.


FEATURES:


AIR CONDITIONING & VENTILATION FAST RECOVERY Martin Passingham of Daikin UK explores how a 960 mm parapet wall nearly ruined air conditioning plans for a listed five-storey house in Hyde Park, London.


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BATHROOMS & WETROOMS TAPPING INTO THE MARKET Chris Tranter of Bristan explains how focusing on homeowners’ needs when it comes to bathroom products can help towards a house purchase.


PLUMBING & DRAINAGE PLASTIC: NOT JUST A PIPE DREAM Richard Eddy of Polypipe offers advice on the best way to specify and use plastic-based systems on brownfield development sites.


PRODUCTS:


Air Conditioning & Ventilation ........................27-31 Appointments & News .......................................27 Bathrooms & Wetrooms.....................................31-34 Building Products & Services ...........................35-36 Cladding & Facades.............................................36-37 Doors, Windows & Conservatories.................37 Drainage & Plumbing............................................38-39 Finance & Insurance............................................39 Fires & Fireplaces..................................................40-41 Floors & Floor Coverings....................................41 Ground Reinforcement ......................................41


Insulation ................................................................42-43 Kitchens & Appliances........................................43 Landscaping & External Finishes....................44 Rainwater & Greywater Products ...................48-49 Social Housing ......................................................46 Stairs, Balustrades & Balconies........................49 Stonework & Masonry........................................49 Timber & Joinery ..................................................49 Water & Damp Proofing.....................................49


Classified & Directory ..............................................50-51 WWW.HBDONLINE.CO.UK


SOCIAL HOUSING NEW AGE BATHROOMS Martin Walker of Methven UK considers the role played by technology and design in the creation of usable bathrooms for the country’s ageing population.


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CASE STUDY COULD KODA BE THE ANSWER? A sustainable factory-made modular home has been launched in partnership with the BRE, which is hoped to provide a new answer to the growing UK housing crisis.


WATER & DAMP PROOFING ON ANOTHER LEVEL Brian Davison of Delta Membrane Systems delves into the benefits of including a basement in a property, and advises on how to prevent water damage.


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