Why use a breathable paint?

Paint breathability measures how air and water vapour flows through its surface. Older properties were built using materials that were designed to promote this airflow. Using paint with a high level of breathability, with breathable building materials, avoids moisture being... View Article

Introducing Twinfix

Twinfix have specialised in glazing systems designed for installing multiwall and solid polycarbonate for over thirty years. All systems are manufactured using rust and maintenance free aluminium bars and frames. Both the polycarbonate glazing and the aluminium may be recycled... View Article

A. Proctor Group expands fire-rated systems offering

A new tape for use with fire-rated internal vapour control layers is now available from the A. Proctor Group. Procheck® FR Tape, a B-s1,d0 aluminium-faced, air and vapour tight product, is designed to be used with Procheck A2 and Procheck... View Article

Pushing the envelope

John Nolan of Generix Facades looks at the importance of a robust approach to testing the structural integrity and capability of facade systems Having a solid understanding of how a facade system will perform prior to construction is crucial for... View Article

Slider M50Flex

Coplanar system for full-height cabinets with doors weighing up to 50 Kg Slider M50 Flex is the coplanar system for doors weighing up to 50 kg which is designed to be cut to length. Thanks to the exclusive patented design... View Article

Universal protection

In mental rehabilitation settings like prison and specialist mental healthcare, the primary focus of any shower design should be to protect the service user from harm. Shower fittings should assist in the delivery of care, while discouraging users from causing... View Article

Pump priming

Darren George of Willow Pumps looks at recent developments in pump station design, to provide ease as well as efficiency It’s safe to say the aim at the outset of any project is the completion of a build on time... View Article

New brochure for VitrA Aquacare

VitrA has produced a new brochure for its Aquacare Shower Toilet range. Aquacare provides a warm or cool bidet function on an otherwise standard WC available on Sento, M-Line and Integra wall-hung WC pans. Aquacare is part of the shower... View Article

Encasement’s decorative, practical & durable architectural casings

With more than 40 years experience in the design, manufacture and installation of architectural casing solutions, Encasement is ideally equipped to support your decorative casing requirements, whether it’s for high quality products, technical information or specification details. Our extensive product... View Article

The air quality route to net zero

With the deadline looming for net-zero carbon, buildings are being designed to be ever more airtight. Richard Paine of Vent-Axia explains how MVHR combines energy efficient ventilation with good indoor air quality The road to net zero carbon has led... View Article

Lecico Bathrooms: Serious about Specification

Lecico Bathrooms are a market leading UK supplier of bathroom sanitaryware, fittings and commercial washroom products and have been successfully supplying products into the UK market for over 30 years. Lecico export to over 50 countries worldwide and is one... View Article

Leren before the Storm

Luceco has supplied LED lighting to Storm Technologies based in Watford. As a focused IT company, Storm wanted to be at the cutting-edge of lighting technology too, and selected Leren from Luceco due to its stylish appearance and technical performance.... View Article

Sanifos outdoor pump range expanded

The Sanifos range of pumping stations now extends from models with 110 litre tanks right up to 2140 litre tanks – ensuring that there is a solution for every building project that needs a pumped drainage solution. Incoming water flow... View Article

Encasement’s high performance column casings

The Porsche Centre in West London is using 22 ‘Forma’ decorative aluminium column casings from Encasement to conceal structural steelwork while adding to the showroom’s stylish and high quality interior design. Located in Chiswick on the Great West Road, the... View Article

Insulation creates healthier buildings

Matt Prowse of Knauf Insulation discusses how insulation can help combat the problems of sick building syndrome, including noise and indoor air quality, sustainably The average adult spends 90 per cent of their time indoors – and this percentage has... View Article

Top decking choices

Stefan Holmes of Millboard Decking discusses the main considerations for choosing between materials when it comes to specifying decking While timber was once the default option when it came to choosing decking material, that is now far from the case.... View Article