Why specify rooflights?

Rooflights play a vital role in the modern building but are often overlooked. They are the common link to many aspects of building design and can help the designer, the building owner and the occupier to achieve a more sustainable,... View Article

Uplifting research

Nick Mellor of the Lift & Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) advises on the latest standards on lift safety, and looks at some of the developments driving innovative solutions in the market There have been many changes in the legislative background... View Article

Improving thermal performance with secondary glazing

Being more thermally efficient and wasting less energy has become very important, not only on an environmental level, but also economically. Secondary glazing is a well-established method of greatly improving insulation within existing buildings. As the leading specialist in secondary... View Article

Combustible cladding ban to include CLT timber

The Ministry of Housing has announced further details of its ban of combustible cladding on tower blocks following the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire. The ban, which comes into force this month, will limit materials to products achieving a European Classification... View Article

A view to thrill

When Scottish housebuilders Ryce Ltd were looking for a high-quality glazing solution for Salisbury View – its latest development in East Edinburgh – REHAU’s Tritec profile was its trusted choice for large span windows and a modern finish to connect... View Article

Jury announced for second annual Royal Academy Architecture Awards

The Royal Academy of Arts has today announced the jury for the 2019 Royal Academy Architecture Awards. Chaired by Royal Academician and co-founder of Stanton Williams Alan Stanton, the jury will include artist Phyllida Barlow RA, Director of LSE Cities Ricky Burdett, broadcaster Kirsty... View Article

Your key to reducing height in a heated floor assembly

Once upon a time, the specification of a complete heated floor assembly meant numerous products, layers and processes. Then came Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-E-DUO… When the original DITRA-HEAT-E system was released in 2013, it was the first electric underfloor heating system of its... View Article

Breathing Buildings’ NVHR® Wins at HVR Awards

Breathing Buildings, a leading provider of controlled hybrid ventilation systems, is celebrating winning ‘Commercial/Industrial Ventilation Product of the Year’ category at the HVR Awards 2018. The Cambridge-based company’s new energy efficient NVHR® (Natural Ventilation with Heat Recycling) scooped the award... View Article