25 August 2015

DuPont Corian balances design and function at Villa New Water

The Dutch villa has been designed by Architect Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio, NL. In addition to the exterior façade, the building features an open-air terrace with cutaway sections, and Corian is also used within the interior kitchen installations. Balancing design and function One of the key reasons Corian was specified is due to its moisture[…]

  • 25 August 2015

20 August 2015

Lack of facilities for disabled people means loss of dignity and business

GUEST BLOG Robin Tuffley, marketing manager at Clos-o-Mat. Contact [email protected] Robin challenges architects, facilities managers andamp; businesses to wake-up to the benefits of providing proper changing places for disabled people and their carers and warns about the dangers of not acting on Equality Act legislation. Clos-o-Mat assisted-access living for social housing The Equality Act has[…]

  • 20 August 2015

12 August 2015

Healing hospital environment features DuPont Corian surfacing

CASE STUDY: Reception area and welcome wall of the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at University Hospitals (UH) Rainbow Babies & Children Hospital.    Life affirming hospital space for young cancer patients Thoughtful design focused on the patient and their family has the potential to change the clinical hospital environment. The architecture[…]

  • 12 August 2015

12 August 2015

Holistic response means future-proofed facilities for students

Clos-o-Mat fully accessible hygiene room Havering College of Further & Higher Education in Hornchurch has just opened a new hygiene room at its Ardleigh Campus, to compliment existing facilities at its Quarles Campus, Harold Hill, and ensure the College is fully accessible for all students, regardless of their individual requirements. Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita The room[…]

  • 12 August 2015

03 August 2015

New shower toilet offers spa-like cleanliness and comfort

Considering hygiene and comfort With a lid that opens automatically, the WC promotes good bathroom hygiene; the seat also begins to warm up on approach. TurboFlush technology has also been built into the ceramic pan to ensure a thorough flush without disruptive noise. Geberit intended to improve the comfort and convenience of shower toilets with[…]

  • 03 August 2015

03 August 2015

Natural acrylic stone HI-MACS specified to refurbish Dutch town hall

Based in the Netherlands, the Town Hall accommodates social security services and regular municipal services, such as marriage registry and passport distribution. HI-MACS natural stone acrylic has moulded the reception area into a prominent feature The building’s recent refurbishment saw a new layout for the ground floor, which was designed make the public services area[…]

  • 03 August 2015

03 August 2015

Anti-bacterial paint coating specified for University of Birmingham

The coating offers the reassurance of the SteriTouch anti-bacterial system, which utilises the silver to limit the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, including Salmonella and E-Coli. Steracryl is available in a choice of scrubbable matt and durable acrylic eggshell finishes, offering an extensive range of colours to choose from. The paint was specified to provide[…]

  • 03 August 2015

31 July 2015

Architectural glass feature walls offer a new design dimension

When working on contemporary developments, architects and designers tend to consider colour, texture and light as mediums of expression. To allow for the combination these design factors, D R Services has developed its glass feature walls, which can be enhanced by LED lighting and different materials. Contemporary aesthetic D R Services’ glass feature walls are[…]

  • 31 July 2015

24 July 2015

Advanced shower toilet installed to help young twins

DIY SOS’s latest Big Build project was completed for Jenny and Mark Corns, who thought they would never be able to have children. After rounds of fertility treatment and the devastation of giving birth to stillborn twins, the couple welcomed their daughter, Abigail, three years ago. Jenny fell pregnant again, and gave birth to identical[…]

  • 24 July 2015

24 July 2015

Thermoplastic surface material specified for innovative wellbeing centre

The historic rooms in Rimini’s Palazzo Spina have recently been converted to accommodate the Augeo Art Space, a unique concept which blends contemporary art with  wellbeing and spirituality. Designed by Yasmine Mahmoudieh, the space is dedicated to inner growth, personal enrichment and meditation. Comprising an art gallery, fitness area, spa and a massage and treatment[…]

  • 24 July 2015