Be relaxed about building services design

Much of the complexity of designing, installing and maintaining central heating in multi-occupancy low-rise buildings can potentially now be eliminated. Innovative developments at Gilberts have created a room-by-room solution that combines appropriate ventilation with heat boost. The concept means that... View Article

Airing the principle of partnering to achieve results

Ensuring design and aesthetics integrated effectively has enabled an office refurbishment to deliver a smart working environment for Axa Insurance in Dublin. A fundamental element of the scheme’s success has been the partnership between the fit out team of consulting... View Article

Accessible housing design: Put pleasure over procedure

According to guidance published by RIBA, a well-designed bathroom is often the key to dignity and independence. The guidance – Age Friendly Housing – says, “Hospital-style bathrooms have made bathing a procedure rather than a pleasure for older and disabled... View Article

Vent-Axia Fan Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Sussex-based Vent-Axia is leading the way in reliability with one of its Standard Range fans still going strong after more than 50 years. Originally installed in 1967 the fan has been improving its household’s indoor air quality ever since, even... View Article

AluK publishes guide for specifiers

As it celebrates its 25th anniversary in the UK, leading aluminium systems house AluK has just published a brand new specification guide for its complete range of fenestration products. Available free to architects, specifiers and consultants or available to download... View Article

Efficient water management with the CONTI + CNX system

Functional safety and ease of maintenance are a pre-requisite for large-scale facilities where systems must be kept running smoothly and germ-free. The introduction of the CNX water management system from CONTI+ to the UK brings a system scaleable to the... View Article

Matte Black from AQATA

As the trend for a softer ‘industrial vibe’ continues, AQATA’s matte black option has grown in popularity.  The walk-in screens have an elegant matte black finish, either as a plain glass screen or with three alternative glass patterns.  The three... View Article

New augmented reality app released

Stelrad has released a new App to help those specifying Stelrad radiators to envisage them in a real life setting. The augmented reality App is free and can be downloaded from your Apple and Android App store. Users will also... View Article

Gerflor have ‘Eureka’ moment!

A recent refurbishment by Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire was instigated to redevelop their retail visitor area to expand its offer for visitors. It was an expansion plan that would require 400m2 of high-quality flooring from... View Article

Inside and out at Hatton Garden

There are many older buildings around the UK that just need a creative eye, some time and attention to transform them into a beautiful modern space. Eurobrick has been leading the brick slip cladding sector for nearly 30 years and... View Article

Perfectly fresh water from BLANCOS’s new FONTAS-S II filter tap

One of the impressive innovations in BLANCO’s new Smart Tap Collection is the BLANCO FONTAS-S II Filter. An integrated BWT multi-stage filter purifies the water, reduces limescale and heavy metal content and, thus, enhances the taste. BLANCO filter systems provide three options – warm, cold and filtered cold water – in this multi-functional tap. The BLANCO FONTAS-S II Filter is notable for its pull-out spout. This spout allows flexible use around the sink, making it easy to fill household appliances.  It is unique... View Article

Versatility of steel

The industrial style of steel windows is fashionable while the strong, versatile material is ideal for external windows, double doors, internal partitions, and shower screens. External steel windows can boast interlocked steel glazing bars if specified which make them incredibly... View Article

Keeping mould at bay

With the introduction of the ‘Fitness for Human Habitation Act of 2019’ landlords face increasing pressure in the fight against mould and blackspot growth in their properties. This problem increases during the Autumn and Winter months. Autumn arrives, now is... View Article