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A solid future for rainscreen

Andy Noble of CD (UK), the distributor of Corian in the UK and Ireland, investigates a relatively new solution for ventilated facades which offers fascinating possibilities. Meeting a set of challenging demands for the building envelope, from aesthetics to thermal... View Article

Tackling local issues for airtightness compliance

As Building Regulations have imposed ever-tougher energy performance criteria on the building envelope, the significance of localised areas of reduced insulation or thermal bridging leading to air leakage has become even more crucial. A. Proctor Group reports. The energy consumed... View Article

Create your ‘ideal home’ with X-Wood cladding

Freefoam Building Products are delighted to announce another collaboration with the Ideal Home Show and Off Site Factory Homes. Working with the designers of this year’s show Freefoam X-Wood Urban cladding has been used to stunning effect on the prestigious... View Article

Hambleside Danelaw launches 2 new Tile Vents

The Double Slip Tile Vent has been designed to incorporate small cuts of clay or concrete machine / handmade plain tiles at high or low level as an alternative to ridge or eaves ventilation. Available in Black. The Double Plain... View Article

Ocula spec’d for commercial designers own workspace

Ocula Systems partitioning system has been specified for the workspace of commercial interior designers, Harmsen Tilney Shane’s London offices. The project is a living breathing example of the work the firm designs. Ocula systems supplied 20 linear metres of single... View Article

Washroom Washroom gets excellent reception

Leading commercial washroom designer and manufacturer, Washroom Washroom, has designed and installed a striking bespoke reception desk along with new washrooms for an award-winning office development with ISG. The Bower Building at 4 Roundwood Avenue on Stockley Park, provides 151,000 sq. ft. of... View Article

Macs offer a range of rising bollard systems

Security bollards are commonly used when there is a need to protect property and people in a designated area, and can be either fixed, manual, or fully automated rising bollards. The use of security bollards as a visual deterrent can... View Article

Steelway Celebrate 90 Years of Trading – 1928-2018

Steelway are celebrating 90 years of trading, supplying our products and services to a diverse range of clients and customers. Steelway’s long standing history begins all the way back in 1928 when C.W. Goodyear founded Steelway. Since 1928 Steelway has... View Article

Energy efficient Gaia UFH system warms Suffolk self-build

A high specification self-build home, located in a Suffolk village, uses one of the underfloor heating options available from Gaia to provide warmth within all of its ground floor accommodation: offering excellent levels of energy efficiency and occupant comfort, as... View Article

Snickers’ new FLEXIWork Floorlayers Work Trousers

The Ultimate solution for working on your knees – delivering optimal freedom of movement and long-lasting durability. Available this spring, Snickers’ new Floorlayers Work Trousers and the patented Knee Guard System combine very effectively to deliver the ultimate solution for... View Article

Reduce outside noise for a more peaceful interior

Selectaglaze secondary glazing is an efficient method of reducing background noise, helping create a more relaxed environment. Sound travels through a primary window by a vibration of the glass.  Adding secondary glazing forms a cavity, which reduces resonance and provides... View Article

Certified fire characteristics

The fire performance of a building depends upon all components and parameters of the facade system, such as: Thermal insulation Material/reaction to fire classification/calorific potential Thickness and Density Fixing Method Cavity Depth EPDM’s (water protection) Fire stops/cavity barriers Position (window/floor... View Article

Cambridge delves deeper with new research centre

Kingspan Kooltherm’s FM Pipe Insulation has been installed on the University of Cambridge’s centrepiece for industrial partnership with the physical sciences and engineering. The £26 million Maxwell Centre, opened in 2016, achieved credits towards a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating thanks in... View Article

James Latham announce exclusive veneer deal with decospan

James Latham has agreed a deal to become the exclusive UK distributor for Decospan’s added value products.  The agreement includes Decospan’s Shinnoki, Querkus, Nørdus, and Look’likes collections. Decospan is a European leader in premium veneer processing and its unique production... View Article

Assuring Quality Standards

Two new key positions have been created to maintain high-quality standards from GEZE UK’s growing service division. Darren Salmon is now area service manager, southern region, while Angus Grey is undertaking the same role for the northern region. The position... View Article
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