28 April 2015

How buildings impact our health, wellbeing and comfort

Stacey Temprell, Residential Sector Director at Saint-Gobain, explains how a holistic approach to building can improve occupant health and wellbeing. My Comfort _ the Multi-Comfort building concept When we typically spend 90% of our time indoors or in vehicles, it’s fair to say that the buildings we live, work or play in every day, have[…]

  • 28 April 2015

28 April 2015

Textured High Build Coating demonstrated in new video

The advanced masonry product boasts a uniform finish for uneven surfaces and has the reassurance of 15 years’ durability, independently certified by the British Board of Agrément. The new video shows the effect of Sandtex Trade Textured High Build Coating The short film shows off different types of decorative finish that can be achieved using[…]

  • 28 April 2015

28 April 2015

PVC-U windows are key element for Glasgow renovation

The 60 year old bakery has stood empty since 2012, and has been chosen by the civil engineering and ground works specialist as its new Glasgow headquarters. REHAU PVC-U windows are a key element of Deans Engineering’s new headquarters Perfect Glazing was chosen to assist with the refurbishment on the basis of recommendation and the[…]

  • 28 April 2015

27 April 2015

Wind loading, glass technology and learning from extreme weather

Jane Embury, marketing director,  at Wrightstyleis a specialist steel and aluminium glazing company looks at how the glass and glazing industry has invested significantly to understand the dynamics of high wind loading and blast pressures, developing glass and framing systems to keep the glazed element intact and in its frame. Learning from extreme weather events[…]

  • 27 April 2015

22 April 2015

Sustainable heating system for the industrial and commercial market

With climate change an increasing concern, we are using renewable energy sources, such as the sun and the wind, to heat our buildings. Unfortunately, many renewable technologies are unsuitable for the large steel clad structures which are used for diverse buildings, such as leisure centres, factories and retail outlets. Sustainable living can also come at[…]

  • 22 April 2015

20 April 2015

Sadolin Classic and Extra protect and enhance new joinery

Sadolin Classic and Extra protect and enhance new joinery Sadolin Classic and Sadolin Extra provide protection on their own on various wooden surfaces. Sadolin Classic two-coat application for planed and rough sawn timber Sadolin Extra durable maintenance coat, for windows, doors and other exterior joinery Together the products combine to offer best in class performance[…]

  • 20 April 2015

20 April 2015

Impact of thermal bridging on condensation and mould growth

Condensation and mould growth Impact of thermal bridging on condensation and mould growth To identify areas where there is a risk of condensation and therefore mould growth in different design situations, a ‘surface temperature factor’ (fRsi) can be used. It allows surveys under any thermal conditions and compares the temperature drop across the building fabric,[…]

  • 20 April 2015

20 April 2015

How to get a domestic re-roof right

JOHN BRASH CASE STUDY Bridlington John Brash CASE STUDY Bridlington Batten – exposed location by the sea A domestic re-roof in an exposed coastal location. This plain tile roof project in Bridlington was far from a simple project as the exposed coastal location also made the selection of materials really important. The house was built[…]

  • 20 April 2015

17 April 2015

Hollowcore and Schöck innovation benefits PFI Extra Care scheme

Schöck and Hollowcore innovation: Case Study PFI Extra Care complex at Knowsley, Merseyside. Bluebell Park Extra Care Facility built on the site of the former Wingate Towers flats contractor Bullocks Construction designed by PRP Architects for Knowsley Housing Trust Bluebell Park Extra Care Facility homes benefits from speedier build time by using off-site manufacturing that[…]

  • 17 April 2015

17 April 2015

Schöck Isokorb prevents thermal bridging at new Irish distillery

CASE STUDY: Schöck prevents thermal bridging at Irish distillery development The new Still House (Courtesy of Wain Morehead Architects) Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard €100 million is being invested in new plant to double the capacity at Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard development of its main distillery in Midleton, County Cork. When complete, Midleton will be one[…]

  • 17 April 2015