Glidevale Protect and Passivent expand digital specification tools

As demand for online specification tools increases, building products specialist Glidevale Protect has joined NBS Source, one of the leading single-source providers of product information for the built environment. On the platform, specifiers will find Glidevale Protect’s key ranges from... View Article

Leisure sector column casings from Encasement

As theatres, restaurants, hotels and gyms welcome visitors again, the leisure sector is a long-standing user of decorative column casings from Encasement, which help provide stylish environments for customers, while also concealing structural columns and steelwork. As leisure sector buildings... View Article

Safe and sound with Sika’s fire-resistant sealant

For passive fire protection with added peace of mind, Sika’s Sikacryl® -621 acrylic sealant combines exceptional fire-resistance with the added benefit of providing acoustic insulation. The phthalate-free Sikacryl-621 acrylic sealant is incredibly flexible and can offer up to 4 hours... View Article

SIEGENIA adds window vents to suite of ventilation solutions

Alongside their single-room, wall-mounted units, SIEGENIA has recently brought two new window vents to the market which can be used as part of your ventilation strategy: the AEROMAT flex and AEROMAT VT WRG.  Traditionally SIEGENIA has sold single-room, wall-mounted ventilation... View Article

Resin bound paving installed for hotel rooftop garden

A luxury rounded marble, 10mm Astro Peake, laid to a recommended 30mm depth onto a honeycomb grid structure known as SureCell, this type of base structure is light, easy to transport and equally as strong and sound as more traditional bases. https://www.sureset.co.uk/case-studies/swanky-rooftop-garden-manchester/ Tel no: +44 (0)1985 841... View Article

Future proofing homes with Bristan

From our brilliant bar showers to our water-efficient infrared taps, we’re always looking to provide our customers with future-proofing solutions. The Future Homes Standard continues to be high on the industry agenda with the Government’s ambitious plans to make greenhouse... View Article

Meshing with design goals

Bringing bespoke creativity to life in applications from cladding, ceilings and roofs, to staircases and balustrades, metal mesh is being used to push design boundaries safely and sustainably. Anthony Millington of Amron Architectural explains further Architects and designers are always... View Article

Wood you believe it?

Richard Besant of Powdertech Corby on how developments in wood finish powder coatings on aluminium are providing a popular and realistic alternative to wood, as materials shortages increase We have witnessed the increased use of architectural powder coatings to a... View Article

Safety in numbers

Dave Walker of Distinction Doors explores how early engagement between architects and product manufacturers will be key to helping the industry design and construct safer buildings, post-Grenfell When speaking with architects and other product manufacturers, one point which comes up... View Article

A copper-bottomed sustainability case

As well as wide applications in contemporary architectural design, there is more to copper than meets the eye when it comes to recyclability, sustainability and longevity, explains Graeme Bell of Aurubis Copper is a natural element found within the earth’s... View Article

Sealing concrete’s interior future

Architects and designers are broadening their concrete horizons – firmly cementing the time-honoured material’s place in ‘softer’ interior applications. Craig Bell from Osmo provides advice on maintaining its durability Trends in interior design change constantly, and it can be hard... View Article

Taking fencing to the next level

John Abernethie of Birkdale looks at how fencing has evolved beyond a functional element to help architects provide increasingly in-demand, attractive outdoor spaces for clients Outdoor areas are becoming more important for both residential and commercial projects. The health and... View Article

Cavity wall openings – why do that?

Unlike roll DPC, self-supporting trays eliminate inner skin building-in and can be supplied ‘biased’ to take-up the cavity width encountered. Compatibility and consistent protection. Blockwork inner skin  mortar beds every 225mm limit convenient building-in opportunities, whereas self-supporting trays do not... View Article