Latest news from the world of construction product manufacture

Pilkington has published Bulletin 9, a guide to help architects, specifiers and the glazing industry understand the proposed changes to Part L of the Building Regulations. The guide can be downloaded at

BSRIA has published a new guide on the design of heat-pump based heating and cooling systems to maximise the benefits of reduced operating costs and carbon emissions. To download a copy go to

A new range of technical support materials is now available for Insulslab SFRC, the recently launched insulated foundation system. The materials provide technical support at every stage of construction, from specification to installation.

KS15, Capturing Solar Energy, is a new publication from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers which provides an overview of the available domestic and non-domestic solar system solutions, technologies and applications. Primarily aimed at the designers of building services, it will also help clients and facilities managers to understand the possibilities of using solar technology in their buildings.

Passivent, suppliers of domestic and commercial natural ventilation solutions, is a new software tool to help architects and specifiers accurately and quickly forecast the impact of natural ventilation systems on a building’s thermal performance.

Sandtoft has published a guide to its range of roof tiles. It incorporates in-depth technical and visual information on the company’s entire range, including its photovoltaic tiles.