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Klober air-open underlay tops performance ratings

Variable performance of vapour permeable underlays prompted the NHBS and, ultimately, the BSI to require supporting high level ventilation for such products. By contrast, air-open underlays may still be used unsupported and for roofs needing the highest standard of ventilation... View Article

Accessible design for commercial washrooms

DELABIE will be showcasing its new range of grab bars and shower seats at Ecobuild. Adapted washrooms tend to be functional and have an institutional feel. To challenge this, DELABIE has launched the Be-Line® range, with design at its core,... View Article

Hambleside Danelaw launches two new roofing underlays

Roofing ventilation and accessories specialist Hambleside Danelaw has launched two new vapour permeable underlays for slate and tile roofs, the middleweight Danelaw LR135 and the premium Danelaw LR180. Both can be used for warm and cold roof applications, either unsupported,... View Article

More matt colours as trend continues

RENOLIT extends offer with four muted greys RENOLIT Cramlington Ltd now offers 19 RENOLIT ALKOREN Suedette Matt colours with the addition of four new distinctly different greys to their market leading stock range of 3D thermoformable films. Clay Grey Suedette... View Article

Full steam ahead at KBB

Steamist, which supplies bespoke, luxury steam rooms, showers and saunas to the residential and commercial sectors, can be found on Stand B50 at this year’s kbb show in Birmingham. The UK’s leading kitchen, bedroom and bathroom exhibition and conference is... View Article

The case for precast staircases

Jeremy Milbank of Milbank Concrete Products looks at reasons for specifying concrete staircases and what factors to bear in mind when doing so. Precast concrete staircases have the twin compelling benefits of being highly durable and fireproof, as well as... View Article

What’s the story? A full house (of toilets)…

A new multi-arts centre heralded as transforming the cultural landscape is already reaping the results of its inclusive approach. Storyhouse in Chester is a £37million facility, mainly funded by Cheshire West & Chester Council, combining library, two theatres, a cinema,... View Article

Efficient access for high speed rail students

A state-of-the-art training facility, the National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham has just opened its impressive TORMAX automatic revolving entrance doors, welcoming in the first cohort of high speed rail apprentices and learners.   Powered by the technologically... View Article

Remmers repair Bawdsey Radar Station

Built in 1938 and protected by Concrete Blast Walls, Bawdsey Radar Station was the world’s first operational radar station. The walls had decayed steadily since the building was vacated in 1991, leaving the top layer of reinforcement exposed to the... View Article

Gerflor to the rescue with DIY SOS

Being able to change someone’s life or circumstances for the better is a mission that TV’S Nick Knowles and his DIY SOS crew’ have been on since 1999. In a special Children in Need episode the DIY SOS went to... View Article

Introducing the new Puro Set Wide from Kaldewei

Puro Set Wide is the latest steel enamel bath from Kaldewei, perfect for bathing and showering with a centrally-positioned waste outlet and extra wide rim, giving maximum freedom for positioning taps and fittings. With an ergonomic backrest and extra steep... View Article

Roofs that strut their stuff

James Potter of Waind Gohil + Potter Architects looks at the potential to take a fresh look at roof design and create more sophisticated structures. On the island shores of Papa Westray lies the Knap of Howar. Having visited this... View Article

Ahmarra launches ‘The Hotel & Hospitality Door Collection’

Specialist door manufacturer, Ahmarra has launched a new collection of doors designed specifically for the luxury hotel sector. All doors are made individually to order, allowing complete design freedom and ensuring that every project is truly unique.  Ahmarra’s high performance... View Article

Optimum technologies for future-proofing homes

Architects can please builders, benefit end-users, and be kinder to the environment, by keeping up to speed. The architect’s responsibility to future- proof homes for inhabitants – at the same time as keeping construction costs down – isn’t always easy. This... View Article

Rendered beautiful

Rachel Wilson of K Rend discusses the rise in render’s popularity for new buildings, and its use in creating desirable as well as long-lasting finishes. Once a favoured product for existing buildings, rendering has now become a mainstream finish for... View Article
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