A round-up of news from manufacturers including Portakabin and Kingspan Insulation

  • Tata Steel has just launched The Works, a design, specification and construction manual aimed at simplifying the system selection process. The manual is available in a ring binder format, and contains information on all Tata Steel building envelope solutions. To obtain a copy call 0845 308 8330 or visit www.tatasteelconstruction.com/theworks.
  • Portakabin has been awarded a four-year framework agreement by the Government Procurement Service, an executive agency of the Cabinet Office, to supply modular buildings to the public sector. The agreement includes the supply of modular buildings for both sales and hire, and for applications such as offices, education facilities and in the healthcare sector. For more details, visit www.portanews.co.uk.
  • Hanson UK has produced a guide to Thermalite aircrete blocks. This technical manual includes information about Thermalite’s sustainability credentials and product performance, explaining how the range can help meet all Building Regulations and legislation such as Part L. The manual is available to download at www.hanson.com/uk/thermalite
  • Kingspan Insulation has released the latest edition of its Design Manual; a specification tool that provides architects, contractors and end users with a guide to product information and design and construction good practice. The manual has been updated to provide a range of the firm’s Kooltherm and Therma rigid thermoset insulation products, along with advice on how these can help towards compliance with Part L. An interactive PDF version of the manual is available on the firm’s website www.kingspaninsulation.co.uk/designmanual.