Change is in the air

In the wake of the Hackitt review, Paul King of Vicaima explains the changing landscape around fire doors. Government departments are poring over technical data and preparing new directives, and trade bodies are examining every aspect of potential market implications.... View Article

Sika Fastfix – always straight to the point

Sika® FastFix All Weather is a new self-setting paving jointing compound from Sika Everbuild, providing the ideal solution to perfect pointing on paving, paths and patios. With a unique formula containing Active Resin Technology for advanced durability, Sika FastFix is... View Article

Extra Safety for Extra Care

Extra safety has been incorporated into an extra care housing development for over 55s courtesy of GEZE UK. A natural smoke ventilation system which combines automated smoke and heat extraction has been installed into Lawson House – a new independent... View Article

Fusing efficient ventilation

Effective, compliant ventilation of multi-occupancy rooms is simplified with an innovative concept from Gilberts of Blackpool. The air movement specialist’s Mistrale Fusion (MFS)Terminal delivers optimum internal air control for less than £5.00/room/annum1. The initial single-sided through-structure unit provides a one... View Article

Window shopping

Tom Swallow of Quickslide Windows & Doors discusses some of the key performance and aesthetic considerations when selecting windows. Windows are crucial to the design of a home. Not only do they take the brunt of the elements such as... View Article

Neaco’s balconies are fully compliant with new regulations

McCarthy & Stone’s development of luxury retirement apartments in Ilkley is demonstrating how Neaco’s modular balconies are ready-made to modern standards in every respect, from aesthetic style to compliance with the new Building Regulations. Designed by Stephen George + Partners... View Article

Bespoke partitions are stylish addition to town mosque

Folding partition specialist Building Additions has helped to transform the inside of the Aisha Masjid & Islamic Centre in Reading with the installation of three of its multifold partitions. The mosque wanted to install folding partitions in order to make... View Article

Crittall launch innovative thermally broken steel window

Crittall, the originator of the steel window and the sector’s leading manufacturer, has launched T60 – a highly innovative thermally broken steel window and door system. T60’s slim profiles replicate original Crittall steel windows, combining traditional aesthetics with 21st Century... View Article