High security building envelopes from a single source

Specifying high security façade systems, doors and windows just got easier. Sälzer GmbH has been specialising in innovative high security systems for over 50 years and became part of the Schüco family in 2018. The Sälzer range has now been... View Article

Space saving insulation for 1970s building

Spacetherm® WL (Wall Liner) insulation from the A. Proctor Group is addressing the need for improving the thermal performance, and helping to reduce heating costs of a 1970s building with limited internal space. The original building, created by the British... View Article

Another Stirling Prize winner with VMZINC

After Niall McLaughlin’s Magdalene College Library, Cambridge in 2022, the John Morden Centre in South London by Mae Architects has become this years Stirling prize winner. However, being a Stirling prize winner is not the only common point between the two... View Article

Why choose liquid waterproofing for historical refurbishment?

Architectural charm often lies in the diversity of the roofs found in older properties. Flat roofs contribute to the character of historic buildings, and require specialist materials and workmanship to maintain their integrity. Specifiers and contractors may not immediately consider... View Article

Vent-Axia’s Sentinel Apex wins second award

Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia impressed the judges at the inaugural ECN Awards 2023. The Sussex-based company scooped the ‘HVAC Product of the Year’ award with its Vent-Axia Sentinel Apex, the next generation of commercial heat recovery ventilation. Vent-Axia received... View Article

Leviat announces launch of ‘Industry Insights’ series

Leviat is delighted to launch their new Industry Insights series, which critically examines a range of topics and issues facing the Construction Industry, and aims to provide clear, informative and educational content to support the growth and development of the... View Article

W40 steel profiles an ideal match for modern living

The versatile W40 window profiles, specifically developed by the Steel Window Association (SWA) for its members, are a stylish and modern solution that suit both new-build and refurbishment applications. While the classic W20 section continues to be preferred by conservationists and many... View Article

Gilberts helps protect twin towers

LISTEN HERE An “iconic” site that has been transformed into high rise, high specification living for young professionals is a showcase for the latest in modern methods of construction- including its fire protection. The Coventry development- named Elliotts Yard after... View Article

Senior levels up Leeds student accommodation

A trio of innovative aluminium solutions from Senior Architectural Systems were used for the Terry Frost Building, a new £30 million luxury student accommodation development in the heart of Leeds’ university hub. The seven-storey building required a robust yet attractive... View Article

Ny and improved stone wool insulation

The ROCKWOOL NyRock® range delivers the most thermally efficient stone wool insulation currently available in the UK and Ireland✝. Discover NyRock This is Ny and improved stone wool insulation. Low-lambda value of 0.032 W/mK Non-combustible Euroclass A1 reaction-to-fire classification Proven... View Article

A new lease of life for landscape thanks to Haddonstone’s stonework

Haddonstone, the UK’s leading name in cast stone design and manufacture, was selected to create a range of high-quality cast stone landscaping components for the considerable gardens at a beautiful, historic property in Leicestershire. Much of the existing stonework throughout the grounds of the property had weathered over... View Article

New Marmox Fireboard offers ideal EWI and IWI substrate

Building on the broad benefits of its widely specified Multiboard, insulation manufacturer Marmox has introduced the highly versatile Fireboard into its range for both internal and external wall insulation (IWI/EWI) applications. The Marmox Stone Wool based product shares the unique... View Article

Sto helps refurbished homes shine brighter and greener

A refurbished housing development is benefiting from an aesthetic, energy-efficient exterior thanks to a Sto external wall insulation system. Located in Bordon, Hampshire, The Pines features 96 former Ministry of Defence (MOD) properties, which have been transformed into modern two... View Article

Specialist Membranes for Passivhaus Design

Episode 25 of the Building Insights podcast is out now! Getting a building fabric’s design up to the demands of a Passivhaus is all about meticulous attention to detail. However achieving an air-tight but breathable envelope that benefits both the... View Article