ROCKWOOL® launches guide to BS 5422:2023

ROCKWOOL guide provides clarity to HVAC and building services professionals on changes to BS 5422 guidance To support HVAC and building services professionals in meeting the latest thermal performance guidance, stone wool insulation manufacturer ROCKWOOL has released its Guide to... View Article

Saint-Gobain Weber publishes UK’s first EPD for monocouche render

Saint-Gobain Weber is the first manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to release an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for monocouche render, helping specifiers make informed, sustainable choices when selecting finishes. EPDs are a third-party certified document and are created based on data... View Article

Meet Oplia

We’re renaming several of our products, but don’t worry, your favourite ceiling solutions won’t disappear. We’ll be making the same quality suspended ceilings we always have. Due to these changes, the Perla family will become Oplia. With six different products,... View Article

How to limit fire risk in the functional fifth facade

Following the popular whitepaper ‘Flat roofs: Managing fire risk in the fifth façade’, we are pleased to welcome you back to the world of the Fifth Façade with an expansive new release, ‘Flat roofs: The functional fifth façade’. Today, flat... View Article

Step by step collaboration

Ed Rhys-Hurn from Zakuna explains the benefits of collaboration with interior designers, architects and contractors early on in the stair design process to avoid challenges presented by design, regulations and installation issues Regardless of the chosen method of construction for... View Article

Healthy energy efficiency

In order to reach the 2050 net zero targets, building designers are faced with some tough choices. Louise McHugh of Vent-Axia explains how heat recovery ventilation can provide the efficiencies plus the right air quality, while avoiding overengineering Despite the... View Article

In support of brick’s appeal

Bricks, in conjunction with innovative masonry support systems, are building on their appeal as architects increasingly specify them across a wide range of new buildings. IG Masonry Support’s Andy Sharlot explains Modern brick slip products enable the creation of bespoke... View Article

Ventilation for the built environment – combatting mould

Poor indoor air quality contributes to respiratory and allergy problems. Inadequate ventilation creates ideal conditions for condensation and mould growth. Vectaire’s MVHRs help tackle these problems. Incorporating two fans they deliver low level continuous ventilation – extracting stale air from... View Article

Openings for a net zero future

The UK Government has proposed the Future Homes Standard to ensure new homes built from 2025 will produce 75-80% less carbon. Chris Armes from Liniar Design & Development offers advice on choosing windows and doors for low carbon development projects... View Article

Colour under consideration

Colour can play an important part in the identity of any building. Here, Elissa Turnbull from Saint-Gobain Weber shares her tips for specifying render From the brightly colourful houses rendered in Portobello Road, to the traditional Suffolk Pink, colour can... View Article