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The timber revolution

Sarah Harding of Accsys Group reports on how the UK is experiencing a revolution in timber in architecture, as designers and specifiers increasingly embrace the material’s combination of beauty and environmental advantages Running earlier this year at the Roca London... View Article

The membrane method

Adam Ford and John Mellor of Protect Membranes discuss how to achieve low U-values using membrane technology with low emissivity The use of timber in construction is now seen as a key route to address the UK’s housing shortage. The... View Article

Going with the grain

Here, Gregg Wright of Reliance Veneer explains how the demand for decorative timbers combined with modern manufacturing techniques not only makes environmental sense, but can also enhance design Have you ever looked at a beautiful piece of furniture and wondered... View Article

Breathing buildings launches new education brochure

Student well-being is key when it comes to selecting a ventilation system for schools. To help ensure the provision of healthy air in schools, Breathing Buildings has launched a new sector-specific brochure titled ‘Ventilation for Schools’. The ventilation design, specification,... View Article

Schueco Jansen renovation window is the preferred solution

Janisol Arte 2.0, the second-generation renovation window from steel systems specialist Schueco Jansen, is proving popular with architects because of its enhanced specification, improved performance characteristics and ability to satisfy the aesthetic concerns of local authority planners and conservation officers.... View Article

Raised Porcelain Flooring provides refreshing outside space

Surface 360’s deck-style porcelain pavers have transformed JD Wetherspoon’s wraparound terrace at the Royal Victoria Pavilion on Ramsgate beach. When the JD Wetherspoon ‘super pub’ in Ramsgate, Kent, was looking for a new high quality flooring system for its 750m2 beachside roof terrace, Surface 360 Levato Mono porcelain... View Article

Slim VIPs from Kingspan Optim-R specified for Compact College

Joseph Leckie Academy in Walsall has replaced outmoded and poor performing accommodation with its three-storey construction, to provide an energy efficient build, with the help of the Kingspan OPTIM-R Rainscreen System.  The original 1930s school building has been replaced with a... View Article

Balustrade has enduring appeal at lakeside retreat

A luxury lakeside retreat in North Wales is exemplifying the lasting appeal of Neaco’s balustrade systems, almost ten years after they were installed. The property was greatly extended and opened as a B&B/Christian centre in 2009. Neaco’s aluminium powder coated... View Article

New metric Waterstruck range for Imperial Bricks

Imperial Bricks has introduced a new range of seven different waterstruck bricks, available from stock in metric sizes, to work with modern blocks and lintels. Waterstruck bricks have a unique texture due to the traditional methods of production. The bricks... View Article
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