Marley Alutec makes the grade at Urmston Grammar

Marley Alutec’s Evoke Type B fascia system and Evolve Ogee gutter system were specified for a roof, eaves and guttering refurbishment at Urmston Grammar School in Manchester. Selected for its 50-year life expectancy and low maintenance, the Marley Alutec aluminium... View Article

Schöck Isokorb for largest UK Passivhaus development

Claimed to be the UK’s largest Passivhaus development to date and Camden Council’s largest community project, Agar Grove Estate is undergoing a major regeneration, due for completion in 2025. It will deliver 493 high-quality homes for existing residents, with ground... View Article

Mapei are endurance – Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

‘Keep on pedalling’ the metaphor which Mapei’s CEO often uses to describe his approach to life and work. Passion and commitment to continuous improvement are the fundamental principles which, as recognised by Mapei, are also acknowledged in the foundation stones... View Article

Six reasons to specify wood windows

Tony Pell, the Chairman of The Wood Window Alliance (WWA), explains the benefits of timber windows – and it’s not all about aesthetics Wood windows are undeniably better looking than their PVCu or aluminium equivalents. Wood is intrinsically beautiful, embodies... View Article

High performance construction panels from PCS

PCS are a UK manufacturer of high performance construction panels that are thermally insulating, lightweight and waterproof. Our construction boards, shower tray formers and seating profiles form part of a versatile range of products that provide effective solutions for floors... View Article

Kingspan Light + Air makes towers smoke safe

Following the acquisition of STG-Beikirch in 2016, Kingspan Light + Air has increased its smoke management solutions offering in the UK market. STG-Beikirch has a 30-year plus heritage as a leading manufacturer of smoke pressure, smoke and heat extraction, and... View Article

We’ll be working our grey back to you!

2019 has got off to a good start for Freefoam customers, with the addition of Square and Ogee gutter in the popular Anthracite Grey colour option, to help them gain market share in a growing sector. Designed to complement the... View Article

Reduce the demand for cooling with external blinds

Guthrie Douglas, the innovator in blind systems, has used its technical expertise to produce an exceptional solar shading solution for the Kong Bar in Paris. This stunning rooftop terrace bar and restaurant required solar protection that would keep its diners... View Article

Energy Efficiency – Passivhaus – The E-Haus

First it was a good idea to become energy efficient – cutting fuel bills and energy consumption. We are now at the stage where the principles of the Passivhaus are being more generally adopted as the implications of Global Warming... View Article

Daylighting fit for Kings

Recent redevelopment of the food court at Kings Mall Shopping centre, on a five-acre site in London’s Hammersmith area, exposed up some interesting and complex challenges. As part of the ongoing development, the new residential apartments above the shopping centre... View Article

Creating a community with Kingspan TEK

Kingspan TEK Cladding Panels have provided an offsite wall solution for a unique school and leisure campus in Littleport, helping the project to achieve excellent thermal performance within a tight construction deadline. The £37.5 million development, designed by SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins... View Article

New national sales manager for GEZE UK

Andy Iredale is the new man in charge of opening doors for GEZE UK having been promoted to the role of national sales manager for automatics. Andy, who was previously sales manager for the North of England, now leads the... View Article

Norseal seals are safe and sound for sliding doors

Finding a solution to the problematic challenge of acoustically sealing sliding doors has now been solved with a range of acoustic seals. The door seal specialist Norseal has created a range of solutions including the feature-packed Complete Sealing System which... View Article

Warm welcome at the National Army Museum

JS Air Curtains has supplied two Zen air curtains for the recently refurbished National Army Museum in Chelsea, London, to provide a warm welcome to visitors in its reception foyer and gift shop. The air curtains seal the entrances while... View Article