Technal specified for Newcastle student living development

Specified for their long-term durability and visual impact advanced aluminium window, curtain walling and door systems, from the Technal brand, have been installed at The Shield, a high-end student accommodation development close to Newcastle city centre on Stoddart Street. Technal... View Article

The health benefits of good ventilation

Patrick Calvey of Siegenia looks at the issue of air pollution and the considerations designers of new facilities and refurbishments need to make in order to combat it The effects of air pollution and the dangers of exposure to NOx... View Article

Designing for dementia

Lisa Pilley of Dulux Trade discusses how colour is an intrinsic part of any health-focused design project, and can have a powerful impact on dementia patients in particular Globally, the number of people living with dementia is predicted to increase... View Article

The art of protection

Kate Waterston of Construction Specialties explains how good interior design can speed up patient recovery times in hospitals, but needs to be balanced with maintenance and whole-life costs The positive effects of a colourful, comfortable and welcoming environment on patient... View Article

Conscious uncoupling

David Wilson of BAL takes a look at why specifying an uncoupling system is a sensible option for making a floor tiling installation as efficient as possible With today’s requirements for faster installation of tiling and the use of more... View Article

Solving permeability problems

Duncan Andrews of SureSet looks at how cellular paving systems can offer the ideal solutions for SuDS requirements, in particular in sites with restricted space Permeable paving solutions are a hot topic at the moment with an ever increase range... View Article

Open the door to closers

With many different types of door closers on offer, David Saxby of IronmongeryDirect advises on the key features to consider in order to make an informed choice for your project Door closers are a vital component when it comes to... View Article

The practicalities of providing an outdoor living space

Balconies can enhance residential developments and provide the amenity of outdoor living space for residents. Lee Barber of Balcony Life explains how bolt-on cantilevered steel systems can avoid structural issues and problems with thermal bridging Bolt-on cantilevered steel balconies are... View Article

The key to sustainable inner strength? It’s no mystery

Comprehensive Tyvek® & AirGuard® systems create a robust, airtight and energy-efficient building envelope… inside and out Tyvek® has always been a star performer, but now it comes with a complete cast of supporting players to enable easy installation, robust protection... View Article

Screening with a difference at British Film Institute

Continuity has been taken to new lengths at the British Film Institute’s latest screening. The screening is actually the architectural louvres concealing and ventilating plant on top of the redeveloped BFI Southbank bar and restaurant, designed by the project architects... View Article

Seamless surfacing for pathways at Battersea Park

Over 800m² of Addagrips Terrabase Classic Resin Bound porous surfacing was installed to rejuvenate the pathways in Battersea Park on the banks of the River Thames, London. Addagrip was contacted by the client Barhale Ltd regarding the resurfacing of existing... View Article

Individual design ‘off the shelf’

Straightforward solutions with unrivalled system safety Whatever the project, new build or renovation, there are truly no limits when it comes to wedi’s diverse product range. From shower elements specifically designed for use in suspended timber floors through shower trays... View Article

Armstrong’s Ultima+ range has a new Finesse

New fully-concealed edge to Ultima+ mineral tile range combines form with function. To meet the growing trend for monolithic ceilings as well as sustainable interior solutions, Armstrong Ceilings has enhanced its popular Ultima+ range with a new fully-concealed ceiling system... View Article

Safe to touch heating

LST – low surface temperature – radiators are key where there is a need to meet NHS Guidance for ‘Safe Hot Water and surface temperature’ – in hospitals, care and nursing homes, as well as sheltered housing, schools and nurseries... View Article

Medical access solved

As you would expect, a busy doctor’s surgery has a wide range of needs when it comes to patient access. Providing a clear and easy entry and exit system for the new extension at the Haden Vale Medical Practice was... View Article

Quality sealing solutions in South Shields

Resiblock & South Tyneside have once again combined to provide quality sealing solutions in South Shields. Following successful sealing works of Resiblock ’22’ A.F in Ocean Road, South Tyneside realised that nothing could come close to “The Worlds Favourite Paving... View Article