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Classic design with a modern twist

Kährs have introduced a new timeless ‘French Pattern’ hard flooring design, in two luxurious tones, to their range of sustainable wood floors. The classic design features a modern twist – an engineered plank format which improves install time and efficiency... View Article

With great height, comes great responsibility

ROCKWOOL RAINSCREEN DUO SLAB® has been installed on a new high rise building in Manchester to provide a fire safety solution that also delivers reliable thermal performance and superior acoustics. In March 2016, construction began on a new high rise... View Article

Through the looking glass

A key trend in external and internal architecture is towards glass balustrades. While the aesthetics are unarguably very appealing, there are a number of considerations for specifiers to be aware of. Simon Boocock, Managing Director of CRL takes a look.... View Article

Crittall windows feature in latest RIBA awards

A showpiece re-use of a former London retail store in which new Crittall windows and doors are a key feature has won two major architectural awards. The Department Store in Brixton now serves as the magnificent headquarters of architects Squire... View Article

Getting compliance in basement projects

The UK continues to experience a boom in residential and commercial basement construction, with land in limited supply. Nik Ullfors of Visqueen looks at how to waterproof correctly to ensure compliance with the latest regulations Any discussion of living in... View Article

CaberShieldPlus from Norbord enables speedy building

Norbord’s flooring product, CaberShieldPlus, is being used by Sylva Design & Build Solutions at Graven Hill, Bicester where they are creating new affordable homes.  Sylva Design & Build Solutions, who offer low-risk sustainable turnkey home solutions, used CaberShieldPlus on their... View Article

Advanced Protection for National Rail College

A key driver in the successful delivery of the UK’s £42.6 billion HS2 project, the new National College for High Speed Rail, is now protected by industry-leading fire panels from Advanced. Located in Doncaster, a town historically known for its... View Article

New Altro Orchestra earns a gold star at primary school

Brand new Altro Orchestra™ soft vinyl flooring is proving a big hit with pupils at The Lanner Primary School, in Cornwall, who have reported a significant improvement in acoustics and comfort. The Acting Head Teacher, said: “We are always looking... View Article

Reverse diffusion: the hidden risk

Andy Mitchell from NBT discusses the risk of reverse diffusion in internal wall insulation installations For both new build and refurbishment projects, ensuring that the building envelope offers excellent levels of thermal efficiency is a high priority. Effective insulation helps... View Article

Gilberts rallies to keep Wimbledon cool

One aspect of Wimbledon that will be keeping its cool during the Championships is the plant serving No 1 Court. The vital mechanical equipment is being protected by more than 350m2 of louvres from the UK’s top-seeded independent air movement... View Article
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