Latest news from the world of construction product manufacture

BCL Timber Projects, the timber cladding specialist, has developed a free technical guide to external timber cladding. It contains design data, drawing details, draft specifications and a schedule of budgets as well as examples of installations.

Roofing and cladding maker Steadmans has released a colour selector portraying its 200LG, leathergrain plasticol range, which has more than 30 options, and which is now available for its metal roof and wall profiles and composite panels.

Brick maker Ibstock has extended its literature with a brochure for its Funton range of yellow stock bricks, which are aimed at new and infill housing in London and the South-east.
Rehau has published a CD guide for architects and specifiers on its Polytec 50S composite curtain walling. It includes comprehensive product literature and case studies in new build, refurbishment, private and public sector projects as well as standard details in CAD format and finished product drawings.

Alumasc’s Swisslab and Swisspan external wall insulation systems have been endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust and added to their list of energy saving recommended products. These systems have been used extensively in refurbishment applications to bring solid wall properties with problematic substrates up to Decent Homes Standard.