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Shattering conventions

Neil Puttock of Boavista Windows, explains why fibreglass window frames have stirred a revolution in the glazing industry. An American engineer and professor by the name of William Edwards Deming once said, “Innovation comes from the producer – not the... View Article

A good case for the blues

Phillip Wilcox-Moore of Axter offers advice on how ‘blue roofs’ can elevate a scheme’s sustainability credentials by retaining rain water. Our climate is rapidly changing. Climatologists are predicting wetter winters, significantly increased rainfall over short periods and a certainty of... View Article

Velux® adds three more sizes to curved glass rooflight range

Roof window manufacturer VELUX® has added three more sizes to its world’s first curved glass rooflight range. The VELUX curved glass rooflight, designed for flat roofs, is now available in eight different sizes and features CurveTech, an innovative curve-shaped glass... View Article

A masterclass in hygiene

With a lack of cleanliness understanding among children, Chris Tranter of Bristan explains the importance of non-touch technology in school washrooms. The education environment is one of the most sensitive sectors when it comes to cleanliness – there is a... View Article

Shedding light on efficiency

Maria Holton of Luceco looks at why energy efficient lighting should be considered as part of the overall design process in educational establishments to meet the needs of flexible learning spaces. The importance of lighting in education environments should be... View Article

Providing a solid base for learning

Safe, stylish, durable flooring can have a major effect on an interior’s aesthetics and atmosphere. Simon Clark of Sika Flooring considers the benefits of resin flooring in education establishments. Higher education has become a fiercely competitive market as universities strive... View Article

Glazing that makes the grade

Andrew Cooper of Senior Architectural Systems sheds new light on the process of window specification for the student accommodation sector and explains why aluminium systems can work so well. The days of dark, damp and depress- ing student ‘digs’ have... View Article

Let the sun shine

Renson Fabrications discusses the options for outdoor sun protection systems that allow the light in while maintaining a comfortable indoor climate. The trend is clear. We want to allow as much natural light in as possible. That is why we... View Article

Next hardware trends revealed in major survey

A new survey has revealed what predictions the UK’s architects are making for their sector and what they feel are the next big trends in hardware going forward. SDS London commissioned Insight Data to carry out the survey, which asked... View Article

Quiet please!

Rob Crampton of Hush Acoustics looks at the crucial importance of getting acoustics right in educational buildings. While modern educational buildings have benefited from various architectural and technological enhancements, good acoustics remain a key factor in enhancing the learning environment.... View Article

Fully funded flat roof solutions for Airedale Academy

Airedale Academy in Castleford recently underwent significant refurbishment to repair its failing flat roofs, which had surpassed their natural life expectancy and were experiencing water ingress. Prior to the work commencing on site, flat roof manufacturer Bauder helped the academy... View Article

Fencing’s guide to managing noise pollution is out

Jacksons Fencing has issued its latest guide, Managing Noise Pollution, for landscape architects, urban planners, exterior designers and others involved in the specification of external physical perimeters. A recent study found that those who live in noisy cities are more... View Article

Bona Titan – a new generation of powerful adhesives

Bona, the wood floor experts, has launched Bona Titan, a new supreme performance, silane-based adhesive for high value projects, very wide or oversized solid wood boards – or any installation where the quality of the bond has to be guaranteed.... View Article

Washroom Washroom adds touch of class to iconic M4 building

Leading washroom designer and manufacturer Washroom Washroom has played its part in the refurbishment of a landmark office in Slough to a ‘Grade A’ standard. The iconic seven-storey building at Heathrow Approach, which occupies a strategic positon adjacent to the... View Article

Saniflo supplies The City of London University

Saniflo – inventor of the macerator and sixty years later still the UK’s number one supplier. Saniflo is working with The City of London University Northampton Square site to provide additional science laboratories, accommodation and washroom facilities, which are being... View Article

Garador launches Visualise your Door tool

The easy way to see what your new garage door looks like UK garage door manufacturer, Garador is constantly looking for new ways to help their customers when choosing a new garage door. Feedback from customers has shown that most... View Article
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