Hethel engineering excellence extends to ventilation design

Engineering excellence at a new 40,000ft2 facility extends right through to its ventilation strategy…. The £5.4m Hethel Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Centre in Norfolk is using natural ventilation designed and supplied by leading independent manufacturer Gilberts of Blackpool to help... View Article

Reflex-Rol U.K.’s contribution to 20/20/20

With the building sector, including our total built stock, being the greatest energy consumers accounting for 40% of all C02 emissions it stands to reason that this is where the greatest energy saving potential is. Saving energy is what today it is... View Article

K2 Capella’s modular options are just the job

When Doncaster-based Paul Jackson Conservatories asked K2 fabricator Four Seasons Conservatories what orangery solutions they had to offer that would allow Paul to present his potential customer with something innovative, the timing could not have been more perfect. It just... View Article

Kingspan Optim-R takes school to the next level

When a rise in the local population forced Caldmore Community Primary School to double its intake of pupils, architects at Walsall Council were faced with the challenge of extending the building in the already limited school grounds. Kingspan OPTIM-R formed... View Article

Allegion secures Crossrail contracts totalling £1.25 million

Allegion (formerly known as Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies) has beat off strong competition to secure contracts totalling £1.25 million, which will see the safety and security specialist provide 600 steel doorsets for Europe’s biggest construction project – Crossrail. Allegion has... View Article

Free Fire Design webinar to discuss commercial benefits

Often including large, open spaces and occupied by individuals who may be unfamiliar with their surroundings, commercial properties present a unique set of challenges when considering fire safety. FDS Consult, one of the UK’s leading experts in fire design engineering,... View Article

Barwood Products launches Duo Split Shower Doors

One of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of high quality inclusive bathroom products, Barwood Products, has launched the new Duo shower doors. Duo features split shower doors that can be individually hinged making it very easy to use. The... View Article

Tudor helps architects restore historic roofs

Tudor Roof Tiles’ historically authentic range of handmade peg and plain clay tiles are designed specifically with the restoration of historic roofs in mind. In the first of a new series of downloadable information booklets, Tudor outlines the factors involved... View Article

Rapid water heating at Olympic venue

Atlantic Boilers have played their part in the success of the £25m Lee Valley White water centre by providing the space heating to warm up competitors and spectators alike. Built to host events at the Olympics, the venue opened again... View Article

Hunter’s got some bottle

Hunter’s favourite bottle gully has been given a revamp to include some improved benefits, including a new secured ring seal base, removable 110mm rear boss plug and improved internal access, which makes it even easier to clean, maintain and rod.... View Article

Add the ‘WOW factor’ in small bathrooms

It’s often the smallest room of the house, but in Britain we really do take that idea literally with the smallest average bathroom size in Europe. Every installer has been faced with a tiny en-suite or asked to create a... View Article

Shiny new affordable homes

Balfour Beatty have installed Reflectashield TF 0.81 on their new timber frame development in Winterfield & Stepsile Estate, West Malling, Kent. The Russett Homes development will provide affordable housing with 34 flats, 18 houses and 4 bungalows in the area. Reflectashield... View Article

ISD builds Aldi’s new distribution centre

Aldi’s new super-efficient cold store warehouse and distribution centre at Goldthorpe, near Barnsley, features a unique single envelope design by ISD Solutions and incorporates high performance insulated panels and a solar PV system from Kingspan. Due to open in 2015,... View Article

Stair Nosing specification tools

Quantum Flooring, a leading UK manufacturer of Stair Nosings, have created a number of complimentary tools that help the specifier choose the correct profile when finishing off floorcovering edges on stairs. Assistance in selecting the correct stair nosing can easily... View Article

Caledonian’s ‘Superloos’ save space

Caledonian Bathroom Pods (CBP) have provided bespoke, space saving ‘superloos’ to Argent’s Grade ‘A’ office space in central Manchester at One St. Peter’s Square (OSPS). Some 162 pods, a mix of individual WC, showers and accessible WC facilities, slot in... View Article