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Luceco scores at Al Jazira Club

Luceco has recently relit the public areas of the Al Jazira Club, a football club from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, playing in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.  Al Jazira Club was founded in 1974 through a merger... View Article

Timber frame is re-shaping the UK house-building industry

Recent developments in the housebuilding industry look set to stimulate the market for timber frame construction, says Norbord marketing manager, David Connacher Housebuilding has proved the most buoyant sector of the UK construction industry for the past five years; indeed,... View Article

Wraptite improves airtightness of student accommodation

The superior performance benefits of the Wraptite external air barrier system from A. Proctor Group have been highlighted in a brand new flagship project to deliver student accommodation in the centre of Portsmouth. ECE Westworks, the Bristol office of ECE... View Article

Top marks for SpecMaster on mixed ownership estate

Employing the Redland SpecMaster service has enabled Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC), which manages and maintains 22,000 homes, to benefit from a 15-year guarantee and avoid costly extras when it re-roofed 40 properties on one of its estates in Kitt... View Article

Torfloor RdB chosen to heat renovated 1820’s house

A recent renovation project carried out on an early 19th century town house in London’s fashionable Holland Park area, has made use of the innovative new TorFloor RdB system, manufactured by underfloor heating specialist, OMNIE.  The specification was the result... View Article

Farmhouse of the future constructed with Kingspan Tek

A contemporary farmhouse in rural Kinross-shire, Scotland has achieved the perfect balance of aesthetics and energy efficiency with the help of the Kingspan TEK Building System. Situated between the natural beauty of Loch Leven and the Lomond Hills, Lomondmuir Farmhouse... View Article

Get the heads up on intimate care developments

The bathroom is the one room where accessibility has more impact on someone’s dignity. In today’s society, it is also the one room that is most frequently adapted to accommodate occupant needs. Innovations at brand-leading Closomat are enabling designers to... View Article

Trivallis chooses inclusive Redland package for peace of mind

On-site training, top quality workmanship and a market-leading 15-year guarantee led Trivallis, one of the largest social landlords in Wales, to choose the free-of-charge roof specification service offered by Redland – the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of pitched roof... View Article

Sound Investment

As the exclusive UK distributor of Moralt high performance door blanks, James Latham is delighted to announce that the Moralt FireSound 59mm has been successfully acoustically tested as operational interconnecting doors to an acoustic value of dB68.  Interconnecting doors are... View Article

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
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