Sioo Wood’s two-part wood surface treatment

SiOO:X® is a patented (WO2007111556) silicon-based two-part wood surface treatment process that was developed in Sweden over 15 years ago, where it finds extensive use in the DIY market. The surface protector acts to prevent the wood protector from leaching... View Article

Research links insulation to natural light levels

A new whitepaper from Kingspan Insulation has revealed that insulation specification can have a significant impact of daylight levels within a building. The Daylighting White Paper features research from respected independent consultants, Peutz BV, assessing differences in the average daylighting factor... View Article

Crittall helps Oxford college get top marks for sustainability

An innovative glazing system that combines the technical expertise of Crittall Windows and Crystal Units has contributed to state-of-the-art energy efficiency at Mansfield College, Oxford. The college authorities were looking to increase on-site student accommodation substantially so as to enhance... View Article

Coventry’s Central 6 Retail Park covers up with Encasement

Bespoke ‘Forma’ metal casings from Encasement are helping provide an aesthetic and practical environment for shoppers at Coventry’s Central Six Retail Park by concealing structural support columns for a walkway canopy that runs the full length of the shopping area.... View Article

Creating a sound workplace

Poor acoustic performance can detract from an otherwise brilliant workplace design, so it needs consideration in the early planning stages of a project, explains Kye Edwards of Ocula Systems: People respond differently to design of their working environment – some... View Article

Zero VOCs or not?

Matthew Pemberton at Treatex wood finishes considers the key questions for architects around VOCs, including whether they can be a misleading factor when selecting products for the least environmental impact How can architects select an internal or external wood finish... View Article

Cardiff scheme is a capital success for Firestone

Firestone Building Products’ RubberGard™ EPDM roofing membrane has been used to finish the roofs of Three Capital Quarter; a seven storey landmark commercial scheme in the centre of Cardiff’s Commercial Enterprise Zone. Specification for the roofs of the 77,931 sq... View Article

Neaco specified for £14 million school development

The maintenance-free finish of Neaco’s powder coated aluminium balustrade has made it a long-standing favourite in the education sector, with countless specifications throughout the UK, and the latest example is a £14 million development at Elthorne Park High School in... View Article

BXD takes off at Chisinau

The Hunter Douglas Architectural range of 80 and 130 BXD linear ceilings has been specified to great effect on the interior ceiling void of the recently refurbished Chisinau Airport in the Republic of Moldova. Tasked with designing a more functional,... View Article

Waterproofing a west country vision

In looking for a full tanking solution for the ensuite bathrooms of renowned chef Michael Caines’ dream project, stone specialists Devon Stone elected to use various forms of the multi-functional tile backerboard Schlüter®-KERDI-BOARD. Project Overview The project took a Grade... View Article

Consort Claudgen launches new Heat brochure

Consort Claudgen’s new Heat brochure is now available in print and online. The full-colour, 48-page product directory provides information and comprehensive explanation of various heating systems including the SL and RX Wireless Control Heating System, Electronic seven-day Timer models and... View Article

Setting the Acoustic Standard in Schools

The primary goal in the design of any education environment is to provide an inspiring place that fosters learning. Flooring has a role to play in this, but not just in the foundation of an aesthetic principle. A floor’s impact... View Article

Safe heating for schools

Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad offers a wide range of LST – low surface temperature radiators – which are proving hugely popular in schools, colleges and universities up and down the UK. Stelrad’s LST range meets the NHS Guidance for ‘safe... View Article

Protecting students from kitchen fires

Students are vulnerable in many ways and Universities strive to provide safe and secure environments for young people. Installed in Universities up and down the country HobWatcher ensures hobs will only operate for a pre-set time if left unattended. DorWatcher prevents the spread... View Article

Resiblock Seal Solihull Hat-Trick

Resiblock have completed a Hat-Trick of Sealing Sites in Solihull following the recent completion of Station Approach. The Station Approach site consisted of 2,500m² of Tobermore Fusion CBP and was sealed with Resiblock Resiecco. Protection from joint erosion caused by... View Article

Garador offers the complete package

When it comes to garage doors and matching front doors, Garador offer the complete package. Garador is the only manufacturer offering matching designs for its front doors and garage doors, with many of the styles in Garador’s most popular Up... View Article