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KMS hit 1.5 million fobs in the UK

KMS, the leading supplier of communal door access solutions to the UK housing industry have now passed 1.5 million fobs in operation with their web based access control system with SimpleKey Web. As the leading supplier to the social housing... View Article

Helical or Spiral?

Helical and spiral staircases are often confused because they look to be quite similar but in reality, their structures are different. Post or Void An easy way to tell the difference between the two is the presence of a central... View Article

Evaporating energy costs in the washroom

Imagine a brand new, ‘green’ building. It’s been designed with sustainability in mind every step of the way, from the cladding materials on the wall panels to its energy-efficient lighting system. However, the washroom also provides opportunities to support the... View Article

Unique slimness in steel

Thermally insulated windows and fixed glazing with an unparalleled slim line facing width of 55mm (window/overlapping casements) and 23mm for glazing become a reality with the new forster unico XS profile system. Filigree sash bars and slim line frames with... View Article

New office refurbishment at East India Dock

As part of the massive £6m transformation programme, air terminal devices from expert manufacturers Waterloo Air Products plc were fitted in the newly refurbished office space for new businesses Anchorage House in London’s East India Dock. This was part of... View Article

StrongFix – improved support from Norbord

Sometimes, even the simple task of hanging a picture or a mirror on an interior partition wall has been fraught with difficulty due to the common challenge of a weak plasterboard substrate. That is no longer a problem thanks to... View Article

Fusing design with technology

As more everyday devices become connected to the internet, so the desire for integrating technology into the home increases. Here, Matt Nimmons of CEDIA EMEA explains how architects can tap into this ongoing trend The integration of smart home technology... View Article

Roof terrace refurb boasts contrasting porcelain tiles

Surface 360’s stone-effect porcelain paving tiles have transformed another JD Wetherspoon’s roof terrace on Andover High Street. The 351m2 wrap-around outside space is situated at the top of The John Russell Fox pub which now boasts a brand new, two-tone... View Article

Natural slate, natural beauty

Allan Liddell of Cupa Pizarras explores the inherent beauty, as well as the environmental credentials, of natural slate Slate is formed through the regional metamorphosis of mudstone or shale under low-grade conditions. This happens when shale or mudstone is exposed to... View Article

Fire Doors protected by Yeoman Shield

After carrying out a fire door survey, Warwick Hospital undertook measures to protect and refurbish the fire doors throughout their sterilisation unit with Yeoman Shield door protection products. Catering for the sterilisation requirements for all wards and departments within South... View Article

Airshow contractors embrace Armstrong’s recycling lead

Armstrong leads the green agenda at its sixth Farnborough International Airshow. Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has recycled more than 10,000m2 of mineral tiles from this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, the sixth time the manufacturer has provided the recycling service at the bi-annual event. This... View Article

Salice are set for SICAM success

SALICE are looking forward to showcasing their extensive product range at SICAM 2018, the International Exhibition of Components, Semi-finished Products and Accessories for the Furniture Industry, held in Pordenone, Italy between 16th-19th October 2018. With many new products launched within... View Article

New Bradite coating “will take market by storm”

British manufacturer of high quality protective coatings Bradite is set to take the specialist paint market by storm with the launch of a new multi-purpose product that is suitable for use on all surfaces. Bradite ‘One Can’, the first all-purpose... View Article

Designing out condensation

Iain Fairnington of A. Proctor Group highlights some of the factors affecting pitched roof design, and how architects can design out condensation problems from the start BS5250 is the code of practice for condensation control, and includes the following reference... View Article

Joseph Ash Galvanizing: duplex coatings experts

Joseph Ash Galvanizing is a UK leader of steel finishing services including galvanizing, spin galvanizing, shot blasting, powder coating and duplex coatings services. When it comes to corrosion protection, the company provides the highest standards of quality available and serves... View Article
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