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Sapa’s STII Door goes from strength to strength

The STII commercial door has been well received by the market and sales continue to grow across all sectors. Further product enhancements have now been introduced, maintaining its position as one of the best thermally broken commercial door solutions available... View Article

Designing with Drainage in Mind

A designer’s decision on what drainage to specify will ultimately fall to one of two options: point (also commonly referred to as ‘gully’) or linear. Both, so long as they are designed and manufactured well, should be equally as capable... 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

Wetroom design & specification CPD from CCL Wetrooms

The popular Wetroom Design & Specification CPD from CCL Wetrooms, guides Architects through the process of designing and specifying a watertight wetroom. Run free of charge at a time to suit your practice, the 45 minute technical presentation comprehensively covers... View Article

Expanded offering on certified thermal details

Sika Sarnafil has expanded its BRE Certified Thermal Details to ensure specifiers have the most comprehensive details available when choosing a roofing system. With the continuing emphasis on sustainable buildings and an increasing need for data that can prove a... View Article

Winning Ways with Nordic Brass

Gluckman Smith Architects’ Font House project – recently announced as an RIBA Regional Awards winner – is defined by its palette of high quality materials, including pre-weathered Nordic Brass roofing. Font House is located within a historic walled garden in... View Article

Completing the Square with Nordic Royal

Brushed Nordic Royal copper alloy fins help define a major redevelopment to complete one of Edinburgh’s historic squares. Comprising 9,300m2 of ‘Grade A’ office space, 6,500m2 of leisure/retail and a suite of luxury apartments, the redevelopment occupies most of the... View Article

Flowcrete UK expands BIM Content Library

New BIM objects added to Flowcrete UK’s extensive BIM Content Library. Every flooring element required for a 3D building model can now be sourced from Flowcrete UK’s BIM Content Library. Each BIM object provides layers of data to support the... View Article

Entering an era of elegance

Giving the Moderne a contemporary edge while maintaining the tenets of iconic 1930’s design has been realised in the redevelopment of a prestigious London building. No 1 New Oxford Street – formerly known as Commonwealth House – now has an... View Article

The first line of defence

Mark Stone of Securiscape explains how designers are using street furniture and planters as part of a defensive strategy to protect the public from terrorism We have come a long way since 2007, when, in the wake of a vehicle-borne... View Article

Form follows function

Making an entrance better by design is a process of consideration and elimination, as GEZE UK’s Richard Richardson-Derry explains ‘Form follows function’ may be a basic tenet of modern architecture, but when it comes to designing entrances, aesthetics are inevitably... View Article

Water water (isn’t) everywhere

Lisa Farnsworth of Stormsaver discusses how rainwater harvesting is critical to the design of future building design in the context of UK water scarcity It is impossible to not notice the changes in weather conditions that we have been experiencing... View Article

Let there be light

Patients may leave hospital quicker when they are on wards with high levels of natural light – in this context Scott Leeder of Velux Modular Skylights looks at the health and wellbeing benefits of bringing in daylight Over the last... View Article

Armstrong Ceilings launches new education brochure

It focusses on ceiling systems that make a difference in education facilities. Armstrong Ceilings is marking the start of a new school year with the launch of a new education brochure which focuses on helping architects and specifiers design cost-effective... View Article

Healthy indoor environments aid recovery

The noise found in modern hospitals is caused by a variety of sources which include patients, staff, visitors, medical alerts and other lifesaving technology, making these healthcare environments often unable to meet the acoustic levels recommended by the World Health... View Article

The most sustainable material of them all

Sean Parnaby of West Port says that the timber industry is gradually winning the war against misconceptions about what he claims is not only the oldest, but the best fenestration material There’s a growing awareness that timber isn’t the expensive,... View Article
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