Turning up the heat in the classroom

Heating is always a key consideration in any educational setting. Chris Harvey at Stelrad Radiator Group looks at the benefits of low surface temperature radiators as a safe and effective heating option In recent years funding has been available for... View Article

Natural choices for education ventilation

Karen Scrace of Passivent helps specifiers of education environments to choose between a natural or hybrid ventilation strategy in order to provide the right healthy environment for students Maintaining a good supply of fresh air within any communal space is... View Article

Learning through design

Rainscreen cladding systems are enabling architects to move away from the traditional school building design to create structures that inspire a new generation of students. Simon Gregory from Proteus Facades looks at the issue in detail School buildings have evolved... View Article

Gilberts Protects Environmental Retrofit

In the drive towards reducing carbon emissions, Cambridgeshire County Council is leading by example. It is actively working towards becoming net zero, as a result of diverse measures including a £16m Environmental Fund to convert all Council buildings to fossil-free... View Article

Cork without compromise

Granorte’s Vita Décor collection combines the natural and sustainable attributes of cork with looks that capture classic and modern flooring looks. The Vita Décor collection comes into its own as an alternative solution to natural cork finishes. It still incorporates... View Article

Crittall windows – I’ll drink to that!

A Cornish brewery has moved into renovated premises that give visitors a whole new experience of watching the creation of their favourite beers with Crittall Windows playing a crucial role in the new concept. Verdant Brewery took over a rundown... View Article

Garador says goodbye to plastic

Leading garage door manufacturer, Garador, is taking steps to make its products more environmentally friendly. From June 2022, Garador will no longer be supplying garage doors with plastic wrapping as standard. Garador’s traditional wrapping system involved large areas of plastic... View Article

Stylish student living

Introducing the Beacon Road Project by David Phillips Located in the bustling market town of Loughborough is the Beacon Road Project. Home to one of the nation’s top 10 universities, this up-and-coming area is extremely popular for student living. Owned... View Article

Your Architects Design Aid

In the 1920’s a West-Country family of builders started fabricating ‘damp courses and other devices to allay the fears of the unpredictable and volatile English climate”. The Company is now called Cavity Trays Ltd and can claim more experience, more... View Article

Architects and Specifiers Event at QPSL

Quantum Profile Systems Ltd is hosting a unique FREE event for Architects and Specifiers in partnership with the Manchester Society of Architects on Thursday 14th July 2022, from 3pm until 10.30pm. It will give those in attendance the chance to learn about... View Article

Something special – Bespoke casings from Pendock

Decorative architectural casing and enclosure solutions have been Pendock’s area of specialism for more than three decades, combining the key attributes of aesthetics and practicality to effectively conceal structural elements and building services. Since the company was formed in 1987,... View Article

Slotting into BREEAM excellence

103 Colmore Row in the heart of Birmingham’s business district is the city’s tallest office building, and “one of the cleanest and greenest”, achieving BREEAM Excellent. Built by BAM Construct UK, the 21,000+m² building uses 100% renewable energy for its... View Article

Wow factor washrooms for large-scale commercial settings

Petal’s Full height Line Ultra cubicles and solid surface vanity troughs formed part of an impressive Supply & Fit package for Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, helping to reposition the centre as a premier retail venue. Positive User Experience Washroom design in commercial settings forms... View Article