Vertically sliding sash (VSS) windows hold a special place in British architecture with the oldest surviving examples dating back to 1670. The longevity of this window design says a lot about its versatility to suit many different types of property, residential and commercial, as well as its visual appeal for those designing buildings and using[…]
Duggan Morris Architects were commissioned to design the learning centre, which incorporates a mix of materials including precast concrete, brick and glass to create a Georgian appearance in terms of scale and proportion. Freshfield Lane First Quality Multi Facings, Selected Dark and Light Facings were chosen to create a blend of colour and variation of[…]
Designed by Austin-Smith: Lord architects, the monastery has been built to minimise energy consumption with the introduction of natural ventilation and improved insulation using maximised daylight and solar water heating. Over 200 registered architects and architectural students voted for the building which combined modern elements with traditional monastic design. The Brick Awards showcases the achievement[…]
Construction activity up 50% and mandatory CCTV on all new buildings Industry news last week included a report from BarbourABI that construction activity grew by 50% in October compared to the same month last year; the UK Green Building Council warn of job losses by Christmas if government rolls back green levies; the Labour Party[…]
Hybrid was used alongside Senior’s glass solution with ClimaGuard A coating to provide a complete system. The Hybrid Series 2 top swing allows natural daylight to come through into the wards, whilst also ensuring that fresh air enters the building to create better ventilation. SPW300 aluminium doors were used throughout the project to offer improved insulation.
Uniglass did not admit liability for infringement, but agreed not to sell or offer for sale, or import across the UK, goods which infringe the registered right, including but not limited to their Uni-Tor product. They have also agreed to withdraw and exclude from circulation, all marketing literature in the UK that refers to such[…]
The UK is facing an energy shortfall. Demand is fast outstripping supply to the point where there are dire warnings of powers cuts. We have a combination of slow adoption of renewable power generation and a stagnating and somewhat confused programme to build new nuclear power plants. We all need to be smarter in our[…]
The product is designed to deliver high water temperatures whilst consuming less energy than more traditional heating systems. The brand is the first in its sector to attain the label, which will be an indication to consumers that the product has higher energy efficiency and less global warming impact than other heat pump products. A[…]
The medical facility chose the Bauder Total Roof System (BTRS) to complete the look of the existing architecture on the site. FK Group will install 1000m² of the BTRS waterproofing with a PIR tapered insulation.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published the documents to give advice on how to achieve the stricter energy efficiency standards that will come into force in April 2014. The proposals highlight a strong need to improve the thermal efficiency of the building fabric. Standards are lower however than the levels put out[…]