Happiness is Secure Access with SALTO

Boutique office company, Office Space in Town, has selected Opem Security to install SALTO Systems to provide access control for its newest serviced office development in London, Blackfriars. The company offers businesses and individuals flexible workspace solutions, providing serviced offices,... View Article

Yeoman Shield Protects with Style at New Dental Facility

When Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust earlier this year approved capital funding to convert a disused area of Chapel Allerton Hospital into a new dental facility, they engaged with Yeoman Shield wall & door protection specialists to provide durable yet... View Article

Aico joins the UK wide ‘Movember’ Challenge

Aico, the market leader in Fire and Carbon Monoxide Protection are always up for a challenge, especially when it comes to raising money for charity. With charities suffering as a result of the pandemic and subsequent lack of fundraising, it... View Article

Sustainability defined

With increasing pressure to specify building systems offering clearly defined sustainability, Andrew Cross of Kestrel Aluminium Systems gives his thoughts on the use of aluminium as a key building component In construction terms, aluminium is considered to be a ‘permanent’... View Article

Secure in the knowledge

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Stuart Glen of Jacksons Fencing discusses the considerations that need to be taken into account when specifying security fencing Specifying fencing for safety and security purposes requires careful consideration of key components that will ultimately determine whether... View Article

Copper – the inside story

Graeme Bell of Aurubis says that copper has a wide range of uses in architectural interiors alongside external applications, and explores the various surface treatments available Copper has seen a dramatic change from its historic role in roofing prestigious buildings... View Article

Paving for change

LISTEN HERE 🔊 In the ‘new normal’ of the pandemic, outdoor space has taken on new importance, but with the future uncertain, a fresh approach is needed to provide multifunctionality and flexibility to all spaces between buildings. Chris Hodson explains... View Article

Domus Ventilation welcomes new sales & marketing personnel

Domus Ventilation, part of the Polypipe group, has appointed two new members to the ever growing team: Russell Beardsworth as Specification Sales Manager for the Midlands / North England, and Megan Bennett as Senior Marketing Executive. Russell brings with him over 12 years’... View Article

Bifold vs Sliding Door | Now there is a third option

For the past 20 years IDSystems has designed, developed and installed some of the most advanced glazing solutions for renovation and new-build projects across the length and breadth of the UK. For many of our clients the question of choosing... View Article

Top tips for specifying a staircase

Staircases are often the central feature of a property, particularly in self build homes where they can really make a statement, so it is important to clearly specify requirements. Taking the time, when planning a build, to consider staircase design... View Article

Cavity wall reveal closer benefit

There is potential for greater differential movement as cavities widen between a timber inner leaf and a masonry outer leaf. This is because of the see-saw effect wherein upward or downward movement becomes more pronounced as it becomes more distant... View Article

HR Prof Fire Retardant for Wood

HR Prof Fire Retardant for Wood has a Classification Certificate from BM TRADA for wood species assessed against EN13501-1:2007-A1:2009, EN 13501-2:2007+A1:2009 and the BM TRADA A-MARK Scheme Technical Document “Verification of FPC and classification of products with a higher reaction... View Article

Aesthetics, performance and buildability

Jonathan Lowy of VMZinc discusses what architects should be looking for when specifying zinc, and its long-standing attributes ranging from aesthetic appeal to maintenance, durability and recyclability If you’re like me, then working from home – or should that be... View Article

Period dramas

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Period properties are aplenty in Britain but with their age comes a plethora of issues for architects. Peter Daniel of The Rooflight Company discusses the minutiae that can’t be overlooked when working with historic buildings There is... View Article