“Thumbs-up” from Synseal at Ecobuild 2015

Synseal successfully exhibited at this year’s Ecobuild, which took place at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London’s Docklands on 3rd-5th March. The key objectives were to demonstrate the diversity of Synseal group window and door product solutions with a focus... View Article

Q-Clad Pre-stained Featheredge Cladding

Q-Clad Featheredge is now available finished with a unique pigmented water based coating, called Q-Shades. Q-Shades is available in semi-transparent black, brown and grey shades, designed to work specifically with Tanalith® E wood preservative. The coating is a simple and... View Article

Kawneer systems help save Liverpool schools … and how!

Elements of the whole range of Kawneer’s architectural aluminium systems were used on the first school to benefit from Liverpool City Council’s BSF (Building Schools for the Future) bailout. Kawneer’s AA®100 zone-drained curtain walling and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance... View Article

Log Cabin UK styled log buildings

Log Cabin UK specialises in the design and construction of contemporary styled log buildings. Many people regard real wood as the best building material in the world. Together with natural stone it is the only 100% natural material used in building... View Article

Calor launch air-to-water heat pump

Calor and renewables specialist Daikin have launched an air-to-water heat pump with condensing combi Calor gas boiler, fuelled by LPG. The Daikin hybrid system automatically selects most cost-effective option to ensure the lowest running costs – either using the heat... View Article

SureSet, specialising exclusively in resin bound paving

SureSet uniquely combines outstanding attractiveness, creativity and practicality, offering architects much more design flexibility than traditional paving. Providing a full supply and installation service SureSet has an extensive range of products, all manufactured in the UK, from natural aggregates, marble... View Article

noraplan uni floor covering installed at SAP UK

Over 300m² of nora’s noraplan uni floor covering has been installed in SAP’s UK office.  SAP and architects HLW International wanted a plain rubber tile with a good colour choice that was durable and easy to maintain. Rubber flooring from nora systems... View Article

Vent-Axia expands horizontal sentinel kinetic range

Vent-Axia has added the 200ZP to its popular Sentinel Kinetic horizontal range of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) solutions. Part of the company’s innovative Lo-Carbon™ initiative, the new compact addition to the series has been designed specifically for small... View Article

Modular solutions give every storey a perfect finish

Pressured build schedules and a greater focus on sustainability have led to demand for ready-made, environmentally friendly balconies which take the headache out of design, specification and construction. Peter Melia, UK business development manager at Neaco, explains With multi-storey buildings... View Article

Sustainable water management

Derek Hunt, a founder-member of the UK Rainwater Management Association and managing director of member-company Rainharvesting Systems, explains how developments can effectively manage issues surrounding water Standards under review Housebuilders and housing developers are currently in a state of limbo,... View Article

Planning for the future of electric vehicles

Nathan Black at Rolec EV, one of Europe’s leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of EV charging points and accessories, reminds the UK housebuilding industry of the benefits of catering for drivers of electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles, after... View Article

Lighting the way to energy savings

What does the future hold for lighting? According to recent changes to the Code for Sustainable homes, new dwellings must now adhere to strict new regulations regarding lighting in order to meet government targets to reduce damaging CO² emissions. Lighting... View Article

Jutland provides good value for Staffordshire

Cembrit’s Jutland fibre cement slate provides an attractive finish to a new £2 million crematorium in Staffordshire. The Lichfield & District Crematorium is set in 10 acres of vacant agricultural land in Fradley and provides a peaceful place for families... View Article

A scenic approach to fire-rated glazing

The stunning glazing in situ on seven floors around four scenic lift shafts at the recently renovated 7 & 8 St James’s Square project in Central London is more than just aesthetic detail. It’s also a practical solution that delivers protection from... View Article

Achieving an enduring all-white aesthetic

A new range of hard wearing white floors has been launched by Flowcrete UK to help the designers of commercial spaces create crisp and gleaming white surfaces that evoke an elegant, luxurious ambiance. The Mondèco Arctic systems are the latest... View Article

Reflecting your imagination

ORAC n.v have just released their new 2015 brochure “Reflecting Your Imagination” highlighting the new range of architectural mouldings available through their UK distributor Davuka GRP Ltd. Encompassing everything from simple coving patterns to huge elaborate designs, including flexible cornice... View Article