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An Introduction to Hauraton DRAINFIX CLEAN

As we approach another winter thoughts start to turn to darker nights, colder day’s storms and flooding. In recent years a lot has been talked about flood prevention, planning for bigger and bigger storm events and the need to deal... View Article

Hit the deck

Tom Rollo of Polyflor examines the growing number of safety flooring options available to architects. Many years ago, an architect interested in safety flooring was faced with a simple choice, it was available in any colour as long as it... View Article

BLOG: Protecting our concrete heritage

Stuart Hicks at cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, discusses the specification and installation challenges during the renovation of a grade II listed building – St Thomas More Church. While much modern architecture divides opinion, some 20th century buildings demonstrate... View Article

World of Hospitality

Catalano, an Italian company based near Rome, was founded in 1967 in Civita Castellana by a team of expert ceramic technicians. Celebrating 50 years in production, Catalano, a company rich in heritage, is a market leader in manufacturing and exporting... View Article

Time for change

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) comes into effect in England and Wales on 1 April. Adrian Pargeter of Kingspan Insulation looks at the effect this will have. The new legislation aims to address the worst performing private rental properties by... View Article

Prior engagement

With most construction projects following the traditional sequence of design, specification and procurement, Andrew Cooper of Senior Architectural Systems looks at how getting suppliers on board early can lead to plainer sailing for everyone. As highlighted in the influential Farmer... View Article

Realms of possibility

Ann Boardman of Saniflo UK talks about overcoming drainage challenges and gives some examples of how ambitious projects can go ahead without relying on direct access to mains drainage. Architects and specifiers are confronted by domestic and commercial projects that... View Article

Richard Reeve to take Axim to new heights

TPG, The Parkside Group Limited is pleased to announce that Richard Reeve, Sales Director will be exclusively looking after one of its major divisions, Axim Architectural Hardware. Richard has been with TPG for 15 years and is excited to take... View Article

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
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