Groundworks for private pumping stations

Listen here When gravity drainage from a property is not possible, a pumping station is usually required to pump wastewater and sewage to the public sewer. David Johnson of Pump Technology explores the correct specifications for pumping stations For single... View Article

Looks that last

Listen here Matthew Brook of Moduleo explains how luxury vinyl floors can help to ‘futureproof’ a property According to the Hiscox Renovations and Extensions Report 2018, 53 per cent of homeowners have carried out home improvement projects in the last... View Article

Finishes for the future

Listen here Steve Grimwood of Osmo UK provides an insight into the various benefits of wood flooring, and why specifiers should choose natural finish options Wooden flooring is a beautiful feature of any home, but it is important to understand... View Article

Getting rainscreen (bracket) details right

Listen here As rainscreens continue their popularity in both new builds and retrofits, David Fraser of SFS discusses the finer details behind these building envelope systems, and how correct bracket specification simplifies complex challenges There’s no doubt that rainscreens are... View Article

Polar protection from high performance membranes

High-performance products from the A. Proctor Group, experts at solving condensation, airtightness and energy efficiency problems in buildings have been selected for use in the construction of a British Antarctic Survey building. The BAS Signy Cummins Hut is designed to... View Article

Crittall helps Oxford college get top marks for sustainability

An innovative glazing system that combines the technical expertise of Crittall Windows and Crystal Units has contributed to state-of-the-art energy efficiency at Mansfield College, Oxford. The college authorities were looking to increase on-site student accommodation substantially so as to enhance... View Article

New best in class student environment with class A acoustics

Taking its inspiration from the original medieval city, the new Paradise Street student village in Coventry will provide high quality accommodation for over 900 students. Comprising technology rich apartments with outstanding acoustic ceilings and feature walls from Knauf AMF, the... View Article

Sustainable and high performance building materials

Baumit is a leading European manufacturer of sustainable and high performance building materials. Founded in Austria in 1988, Baumit offer an extensive and versatile range of BBA approved External Wall Insulation Systems, indoor plasters, facade renders and paints across the... View Article

Green-tech adds a touch of green to Edinburgh’s McEwan Hall

PROJECT: Bristo Square, McEwan Hall LOCATION: Edinburgh CLIENT: The University of Edinburgh LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS: Ironside Farrar Ltd LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR: M W Groundworks PRODUCT/SERVICES SUPPLIED: ArborRaft Tree Pit System & Fortress Tree Grilles Bristo Square sits on part of the estate... View Article

An education in multitasking and innovation

The iconic 8,500 square metre former Herman Miller factory on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal in Bath has been transformed into a new School of Art and Design for Bath Spa University with the help of some... View Article

Senior’s fenestration systems make a stand at The Strand

Complementary and high-performance aluminium fenestration solutions from Senior Architectural Systems have helped create harmony at The Strand Hub, a new award-winning mixed-used scheme in Rochdale. Designed by Triangle Architects, the development has transformed a previously neglected area of the town... View Article

Picture frame finish from Metalline

Winners of the best commercial workplace award for the South of England, Unit 25 Cambridge Science Park is a state of the art facility providing laboratories and office space for Bio tech and Med Tech companies. This BREEAM Good facility... View Article

Koolduct offers mature solution for award-winning cheesemaker

The Kingspan KoolDuct System has provided a space-saving ductwork solution at Lancashire-based cheesemaker, Dewlay Cheese, helping to supply cool air to three new cheese presses. The Dewlay cheesemaking dairy has been producing high quality cheeses in the village of Garstang... View Article

Graf UK urges early design involvement for long-term gains

David Stagg, technical product specialist for sustainable water management specialists Graf UK, is urging specifiers of wastewater treatment plants to think long term and life cycle to avoid landing clients with unplanned and unsupported servicing and maintenance. Graf UK is... View Article

Let’s look at insulation – with Icynene

Icynene is a high performance, spray-foam insulation that expands 100-fold when applied, sealing all gaps service holes and hard to reach spaces where air leakage can occur. It eliminates cold bridging and achieves air tightness standards in excess of those... View Article