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Designing out condensation

Iain Fairnington of A. Proctor Group highlights some of the factors affecting pitched roof design, and how architects can design out condensation problems from the start BS5250 is the code of practice for condensation control, and includes the following reference... View Article

BioClad: Antimicrobial wall cladding

Working with Five Guys to implement fully hygienic spaces in critical areas of each restaurant venue using BioClad’s antimicrobial wall cladding has been a real pleasure. Our antimicrobial wall cladding with BioCote® technology offers unparalleled protection against the threat of... View Article

Joseph Ash Galvanizing: duplex coatings experts

Joseph Ash Galvanizing is a UK leader of steel finishing services including galvanizing, spin galvanizing, shot blasting, powder coating and duplex coatings services. When it comes to corrosion protection, the company provides the highest standards of quality available and serves... View Article

U can have secure cycle parking at UCLan

Case Study: University of Central Lancashire had a major problem with bike theft and security, especially for regular cycle commuters who wanted to use better bikes.  Storage inside the buildings was not really an option, so they were looking for... View Article

Forest fx offers flooring solution for new maternity unit

A variety of vinyl flooring products from UK manufacturer Polyflor were selected for installation at North Middlesex Hospital’s new £17.9 million maternity unit.  A selection of Polyflor safety, homogeneous and SD floor coverings, including Forest fx, XL PU, Polysafe Standard,... View Article

Steel contractor doubled the speed of construction

Bellapart developed, fabricated and installed the striking geometric facade that provides office workers with expansive views of the surrounding area and allows natural daylight into all floors of the building. Engineers specified Lindapter’s Type AF high slip resistant clamps for... View Article

Decoding fire regs

Rob Gunningham of SE Controls discusses regulations, compliance and best practice for fire safety Fire safety is more than ever a prominent issue within the construction industry, as a result of the high-profile failures associated with Grenfell Tower. While certain... View Article

Compare and contrast: steel vs aluminium

Calvin Wilson of Metal Technology looks at the relative pros and cons of steel and aluminium from a structural perspective Architects need no introduction to the benefits of metal as a structural material with design flexibility, robust performance and aesthetic... View Article

Galvanizing sustainability in construction

Andy Harrison of Wedge Group Galvanizing explores the key benefits galvanizing brings to sustainable construction, and highlights the growing number of techniques adopted by the galvanizing industry to further reduce the sector’s environmental impact Galvanizing has long been recognised as... View Article

Copper – the real thing

Despite an unrivalled heritage including use on some of our oldest buildings, continuing developments make copper and its alloys thoroughly modern and sustainable options for contemporary architecture, as Graeme Bell of Aurubis explains Copper has seen a dramatic shift from... View Article

Getting a larger garage door size with Garador

Including a wider than normal garage door in a build has never been easier. Britain’s leading garage door manufacturer Garador offers a full range of garage door sizes all the way up to 5500mm wide. This is in response to... View Article

The fast route to compliance

Steve Howard of Neaco gives his view on why there has been a revolution in balconies and decking, with the dominance of wood being usurped by aluminium Decking design is undergoing something of quiet revolution. For many years, two materials... View Article

BAL strengthens sales and specification support team

BAL – the market-leading manufacturer of full tiling solutions including adhesives, grouts and ancillary products – have bolstered their specification and sales team with two new hires. James Purrett joins the team as Specification Manager covering the Midlands and Wales.... View Article

Refurbishment has just got a lot easier…and quicker.

The success of Interior Film from David Clouting now extends across a wide range of refurbishment solutions from; office doors and desks, shop walls, specialist hospital wards, hotels, restaurants and even luxury yachts. This innovative self-adhesive, decorative film manufactured by... View Article

Helping Grenfell Survivors Get Fighting Fit

As part of the BBC DIY SOS build to support the Grenfell community, Structura UK is proud to announce it has helped to realise the ambitious project to build a new Community Centre and a replacement Dale Youth Amateur Boxing... View Article

RIBA approved CPD ‘STEP ON IT!’ stairway safety

This CPD looks at the guidelines for the specification of a safe stairway. The presentation and discussion deals with the subject of how to make commercial stairways safe and meet with all current building regulation guidelines. The CPD presentation includes: What stair nosings... View Article
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