The vexed issue of the trickle vent

As consultations around the Government’s new Future Buildings Standard close, VEKA Plc’s Technical Director, Paul Kennington, applauds plans to make homes more energy efficient but questions whether the vexed issue of ventilation has been solved. The results are in; over... View Article

SALTO unveils newly redesigned website

SALTO Systems has launched a newly-redesigned website that offers detailed product information, enhanced industry vertical focus, and covers the latest technology and electronic advances for SALTO platforms, technology, and services. The new site places a large emphasis on the visitor... View Article

Gilberts rise to smoke evacuation challenges

The “best yet” is how Gilberts Blackpool is describing its latest range of smoke evacuation dampers for multi-storey buildings. The UK’s market leader in the sector, Gilberts is taking its reputation to new heights with its new Series 60 smoke... View Article

Aico Gateway Kitemarked by British Standards Institution

Aico are pleased to announce the official Kitemark certification of their SmartLINK Gateway from the British Standards Institution (BSI). This is a significant accolade for market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection Aico, as the SmartLINK Gateway is... View Article

Throwing away the toilet taboo

Good architects know only too well the importance of promoting post-occupancy health and wellbeing, particularly in education settings. Purdie Proudman of Geberit explains how it’s now high time that specifiers view school bathrooms as much more than just purely functional... View Article

Colour safe

Ian Gisbourne of Dulux Trade discusses how colour can be employed to help keep students safer in all education settings, in a post-Covid world This past year has been like no other in the education sector. Many students spent long... View Article

School spec: covered!

Vicky Evans of Twinfix discusses how bespoke canopies and covered areas can create a style to suit each education site and location, giving specifiers the ability to offer schools something unique, but familiar Canopies and covered areas are an attractive... View Article

Ensure you make the right moves on the dance floor

The approach needed when creating a floor for a specialised use is often more ‘bespoke’ than it may seem. Steve Green of Harlequin Floors explains how dance floors differ from standard sports floors, and how correct design is critical for... View Article

Louvres make the grade

In the education sector, getting ventilation right and ensuring a healthy and comfortable environment has never been more important. Andy Moul of Construction Specialties looks at key factors which need to be taken into consideration when specifying external louvres as... View Article

Showered with confidence

To a person living with dementia or other neurological disease, the shower/bath room, can present specific distress triggers; falling, flooding and scalding are predominant fears that can lead to reluctance or even withdrawal in maintaining personal care and hygiene. Poor... View Article