Multi-dwelling impact sound issues on the increase

This new RIBA Approved Schöck CPD looks at why the prevention of impact sound on staircases in multi-dwelling units is becoming an increasingly important issue and how it can be resolved. There is a marked increase in the density of... View Article

Passivhaus estate constructed with Kingspan TEK

The Kingspan TEK Building System is providing a precise offsite building solution for one of the country’s largest Passivhaus developments in Bowthorpe, Norwich. Rayne Park is the first development by Norwich Regeneration Company, wholly owned by Norwich City Council, and will include... View Article

Setcrete launches Exterior grade floor levelling compound

Setcrete, the leading manufacturer of high-performance floor preparation products, has launched Setcrete Exterior, an advanced, water-mix floor levelling compound for outdoor areas such as balconies, patios, garages and walkways. When set and cured, Setcrete Exterior is unaffected by rain or... View Article

Three big things that worry construction lenders

Construction companies and individual property developers alike make use of construction loans to build new homes. A construction loan is similar to a traditional mortgage, yet a bit more complicated. The extra complications are a direct result of having more... View Article

Security and BIM Level 2

Jason Unsworth, General Manager GB at STANLEY Security, looks at BIM Level 2 accreditation and what it means for security No doubt Building Information Modelling (BIM) is well known to you across its different levels, but what direct relevance does... View Article

No-compromise composite doors

Adrian Pavey of Nationwide Windows & Doors discusses the advantages of composite doors for new build developments. Specifiers and housebuilders have lots of choice when it comes to the different types of door materials on the market. Naturally however, product... View Article

Bringing light inside

Jade Cottee of IQ Glass Solutions discuss the different options available to maximise light with the use of internal glazing Light is the new luxury in many architectural and interior designs. Improving light within the home has been said to... View Article

Simpler facade solutions

Simon Boocock of CRL Europe discusses how advances in installation technology are making glass facades easier and quicker to install without putting people at risk All-glass buildings are a common sight in urban areas, making a dramatic architectural statement. Glass... View Article

Achieving peace of mind

Sean Haynes of FireGlass UK discusses the importance of recent accreditation and certification systems when it comes to specifying the correct fire-rated glass Insulated glass units (IGUs), including double glazed units, are individually sealed units which are made up of... View Article

Natural light for natural learning

Jens Christoffersen of Velux looks at why natural light is so important in learning environments, and discusses various design interventions for increasing it A common antidote to the ‘winter blues’ is often a break in a warmer, sunnier climate, preferably... View Article

Croydon Lettings saves taxpayers thousands

A council initiative has prevented homelessness for almost 50 families and avoided the £275,000 cost of putting them in emergency housing by matching them with responsible private landlords. The council set up Croydon Lettings last summer to improve the long-term... View Article

An education in energy efficiency with Kingspan Kooltherm

The Pines Primary School in Red Lodge has been constructed to provide a flexible, adaptable and sustainable space for education, with the help of Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board. The purpose-built structure, designed by Concertus Design & Property Consultants, has... View Article

Shine bright with gold mosaics

From Byzantine icons to mystical Buddhist temples, gold mosaics have been chosen for designs over centuries as gold is an incredibly strong, precious metal that is immune to oxidation and so provides both strength and long lasting beauty. Orsoni, a... View Article