Georgina Bisby

Georgina Bisby
Georgina Bisby is a journalist and editor with extensive experience covering construction and industrial news and technology, including a particular focus on health and safety, energy and environmental issues.

Floor levelling compound

Saint-Gobain Weber‘s fibre-modified floor levelling compound is designed to offer fast and efficient renovation of existing floors, and floating floor construction, in domestic and commercial applications. weber.floor 4310 fibre flow is a pump-applied screed formulated from special cements, aggregates, binders and chemical admixtures that can be applied at depths between 5 – 50mm. It is supplied as a casein-free pre-blended …

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Bauder BioSOLAR combines photovoltaics with a green roof

Deciding between a green roof and photovoltaics (PV) has been a question faced by many over recent years when designing a flat roof; however these two technologies are no longer mutually exclusive with the introduction of Bauder BioSOLAR, which will be officially launched at this year’s Ecobuild. A biosolar roof is the successful combination of biodiverse and extensive green roofs …

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Window firm fined after member of public pictures dangerous work

Construction deaths rise

A company which manufactured and installed windows has been fined £36,000 after carrying out work in the West End of London with no measures to prevent the workers falling eight metres and after dropping part of a window onto the public area below. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard Ideal Glazing (Euro) carried out window installation work at Aldford House, Park Street, …

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Ecobuild to run Construction Job Show

In response to an industry-wide skills shortage, Ecobuild, the UK show dedicated to construction and energy, has launched a partnership with The Job Show, the nationwide recruitment and careers event, to create a construction-focused job show which will run alongside Ecobuild on the last day of the show, 10th March at ExCeL London. The Construction Job Show has been designed …

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Compatible with faceshields and visors

press to check

Getting a good fit between face-protection equipment such as faceshields and visors and your breathing mask is said to be no problem when they are used with JSP’s Press To Check filters on a half-mask. The filters’ low-profile, swept-back design enables excellent visibility, allowing the filters to be worn behind all types of faceshield and welding visor. Daily face-fit reassurance …

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BSS adds pump range

salmander pump

BSS, the heating and pipeline product distributer, has added a selection of quiet, reliable and robust Salamander pumps to its product range. Whether mains- or gravity-fed, for individual items or for a whole system; the new range provides pumps to boost water pressures for both light commercial and domestic installations. Products on offer include: HomeBoost Mains Water Pump; ESP Super …

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Worker falls through roof light

Construction deaths rise

A scaffolding company based in Dorset has been fined for safety failings following an incident where an employee fell through a roof light. Weymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how Weller Scaffolding Limited of Dorset had been contracted to erect access scaffold and perimeter handrails around the roof of a small industrial unit at East Road, Bridport. An employee of Weller Scaffolding …

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Product review: Thermal Economics – Isosonic Dekfloor 30

Roger Bisby takes a walk across some Isosonic Dekfloor 30 from Thermal Economics as it is being installed in a refurbishment project. Sound insulation can be a tricky business, things that work well in the laboratory may fair less well on site. There are so many things that can undo all that design work, a nail, a screw or a …

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Hedgehog Easy Air Wedge review

Hedgehog Easy Air Wedge review

Roger Bisby looks at the benefits of investing in an inflatable wedge which has been designed to make fixing and levelling easier. We have looked at pump up bags fairly recently but these are called Hedgehog Easy Air Wedge from easy innovations and have a subtle difference that you can’t see from looking at them. The secret feature is a …

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Makita expands laser measuring range

Makita has added a laser distance measure and an additional cross line laser to its laser measuring range. There are now three laser distance measures in the range providing operational capacity for 30, 50 and 80 metres reach. The new cross line laser extends this sector. For indoor applications The new Makita LD030P laser distance measure is designed for indoor …

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