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Crittall windows feature in latest RIBA awards

A showpiece re-use of a former London retail store in which new Crittall windows and doors are a key feature has won two major architectural awards. The Department Store in Brixton now serves as the magnificent headquarters of architects Squire... View Article

Getting compliance in basement projects

The UK continues to experience a boom in residential and commercial basement construction, with land in limited supply. Nik Ullfors of Visqueen looks at how to waterproof correctly to ensure compliance with the latest regulations Any discussion of living in... View Article

CaberShieldPlus from Norbord enables speedy building

Norbord’s flooring product, CaberShieldPlus, is being used by Sylva Design & Build Solutions at Graven Hill, Bicester where they are creating new affordable homes.  Sylva Design & Build Solutions, who offer low-risk sustainable turnkey home solutions, used CaberShieldPlus on their... View Article

Advanced Protection for National Rail College

A key driver in the successful delivery of the UK’s £42.6 billion HS2 project, the new National College for High Speed Rail, is now protected by industry-leading fire panels from Advanced. Located in Doncaster, a town historically known for its... View Article

New Altro Orchestra earns a gold star at primary school

Brand new Altro Orchestra™ soft vinyl flooring is proving a big hit with pupils at The Lanner Primary School, in Cornwall, who have reported a significant improvement in acoustics and comfort. The Acting Head Teacher, said: “We are always looking... View Article

Reverse diffusion: the hidden risk

Andy Mitchell from NBT discusses the risk of reverse diffusion in internal wall insulation installations For both new build and refurbishment projects, ensuring that the building envelope offers excellent levels of thermal efficiency is a high priority. Effective insulation helps... View Article

Gilberts rallies to keep Wimbledon cool

One aspect of Wimbledon that will be keeping its cool during the Championships is the plant serving No 1 Court. The vital mechanical equipment is being protected by more than 350m2 of louvres from the UK’s top-seeded independent air movement... View Article

A collaboration that covered all bases

Stephen Toone of Fordingbridge shares insights into how to build client relationships through collaboration, giving the example of several projects at East Surrey Hospital. It is vital for designers and suppliers to remember that when collaborating with the NHS, there... View Article

CMS Danskin Acoustics Launches Patented Sound Absorption Solution

CMS Danskin Acoustics, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of specialist acoustic products, has enhanced its SuperPhon® range of reverberation control solutions to include a patented (GB2550373A) sound absorbing impact resistant laminate in a choice of high impact systems. SuperPhon®... View Article

Supermatt – performance on trend

Cramlington 15th May 2018 – 13 “Supermatt” solid colours are the latest new additions to the company’s RENOLIT ALKOREN range of 3D thermo-formable films and they are all available ex-stock in the UK. Matt surface finishes continue to increase in... View Article

Tuff Waterproofing launches new product guide

Tuff Waterproofing, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of heavy-duty GRP waterproof flat roofing, has launched a customer information guide combining valuable technical advice with comprehensive details on its widest-ever range of products. The guide provides information on the company’s... View Article

Creating safe and robust waterproofing solutions for structures

Delta Membrane Systems’ Christopher Burbridge explores the challenges and complexities around delivering waterproofing design solutions The basis of waterproofing structures is to stop water ingress, reduce risk and prolong the lifetime of a structure, whether upgrading existing basement rooms, waterproofing... View Article

Ravatherm UK boosts eco-credentials of POLYFOAM™ XPS

RAVATHERM UK has boosted the environmental credentials of its POLYFOAM™ extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation, achieving a BRE Certified Green Guide rating of A+ for all products manufactured at its Hartlepool factory. The certification adds to a series of independent accreditations,... View Article
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