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The versatility of timber

Scott McAndrew of ITW discusses why timber is not only sustainable, but can also offer desirable flexibility as well as crucial fire safety Alot of information has been circulating about... View Article

Pushing the envelope

John Nolan of Generix Facades looks at the importance of a robust approach to testing the structural integrity and capability of facade systems Having a solid understanding of how a... View Article

Pump priming

Darren George of Willow Pumps looks at recent developments in pump station design, to provide ease as well as efficiency It’s safe to say the aim at the outset of... View Article

Landmark Hotel Refurbishment Completes

Works have completed on the refurbishment of voco Grand Central, a 19th Century former Great British Railway Hotel, in the heart of Glasgow city centre. Part of the IHG Hotels &... View Article

Why choose composite decking?

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Felicity Hodgkinson of Ecodek explores the benefits Wood polymer composite decking can offer to developers and home buyers alike ‘Kerb appeal’ is a well-used phrase in this... View Article

Kitchens for a new era

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Tim Spann of Keller Kitchens takes a look at how kitchen designs might change in the wake of the pandemic. Every year brings a new set of... View Article

Taking a far sighted view

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Nick Gander and Rod Davies of Energy Carbon discuss why they believe the government is missing a trick with its future homes standard, namely to promote the... View Article

Take it to the bridge

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Simon Hill of Schöck explains the complexities around balcony design detailing to avoid thermal bridges, and why it must incorporate efficient thermal insulation Improving the thermal performance... View Article

The air quality route to net zero

With the deadline looming for net-zero carbon, buildings are being designed to be ever more airtight. Richard Paine of Vent-Axia explains how MVHR combines energy efficient ventilation with good indoor... View Article

Insulation creates healthier buildings

Matt Prowse of Knauf Insulation discusses how insulation can help combat the problems of sick building syndrome, including noise and indoor air quality, sustainably The average adult spends 90 per... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

Operating During Office Renovations

Following the coronavirus pandemic and all of the restrictions that came along with it, many workplaces will be looking to make a transition to a different way of working, and... View Article

Universal protection

In mental rehabilitation settings like prison and specialist mental healthcare, the primary focus of any shower design should be to protect the service user from harm. Shower fittings should assist... View Article

New brochure for VitrA Aquacare

VitrA has produced a new brochure for its Aquacare Shower Toilet range. Aquacare provides a warm or cool bidet function on an otherwise standard WC available on Sento, M-Line and... View Article

Birkdale brings its brands together

As the company approaches its 40th anniversary in 2022, Birkdale has announced a branding refresh across its product ranges. By identifying its series of sub-brands as ‘By Birkdale,’ it will... View Article
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