23 July 2015

Ventilated façade system utilises off-site construction

The system has been designed to provide a fully ventilated cavity, which keeps the timber substrate moisture-free. Offering compliance with all UK building regulations, TRADA and NHBC, it is compatible with both render and brick slip finishes. Timber Basin development The Alumasc Ventilated System was used on the Timber Basin development in Glasgow – providing[…]

  • 23 July 2015

15 July 2015

Ceramic glazed tiles specified to create striking façade

The building, which is being renovated into a retail space with private apartments, is situated in an area of special character; the designer had very specific ideas for its exterior. With its glazed ceramic tile finish, alsecco’s external wall insulation system has been installed on the building in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey Glazed tiles were[…]

  • 15 July 2015

12 May 2015

Breather membrane offers discreet protection against UV damage

A period coach house, which accommodates a growing family, has benefited from the construction of a two-storey extension. Located in Long Ashton, Bristol, the property’s new structure was erected as part of a self-build project. To ensure the aesthetics of the new build were sympathetic to its surroundings, a Western Red Cedar cladding system was[…]

  • 12 May 2015

29 April 2015

Creating 3D building envelopes with new façade system

Schueco is constantly working to develop its system façades into three-dimensional geometric building envelopes. With its new Parametric Façade System, it is able to offer architects a higher level of design freedom. Designed to make the bespoke mass production of free-foam façades affordable for all, the system allows architects to design geometrically complicated system solutions[…]

  • 29 April 2015

25 February 2015

Membrane for ventilated facade systems used in laboratory build

The new building has been designed to house the Insubria’s Science and Technology Department’s research laboratories, which are used by staff and students The new chemical-environmental laboratories have been built for the University of Insubria’s Department of Science and High Technology. A 3,000 square metre building has been constructed to accommodate the 25-30 scientific research[…]

  • 25 February 2015

11 February 2015

External Wall Insulation system specified for 1960s tower block

To meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standards (SHQS), the tower block was fitted with Alumasc’s External Wall Insulation (EWI) system Ravenscraig tower block is 18 storeys tall. The building is characteristic of the no-fines construction methods that were used in the 1960s when it was built. Fife Council recently targeted Ravenscraig for renovation, including it[…]

  • 11 February 2015

26 January 2015

Visit to BAU to see new innovations in 3D facade systems

Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor at BAU 2015 Howard Chapman reports on new freeform 3D facades at BAU 2015 First of all, my thanks to Schueco UK for their kind invitation to BAU 2015 – it was quite an experience! BAU in Munich is one of the worlds biggest trade fair for architecture, materials and systems.[…]

  • 26 January 2015

12 January 2015

Alumasc’s innovative easy-to-apply Traditional Brick Slip system

Alumasc’s Traditional Brick Slip is a patented durable, lightweight system that uses a preformed template mesh to assist speedy and accurate installation, achieving a premium quality and uniform result. It is easy-to-apply, with minimal site handling required. Traditional brick slips can be cut on site to accommodate detailing requirements and are highly resistant to impact[…]

  • 12 January 2015

09 January 2015

Aperam stainless steel solutions at [email protected]

Aperam will be showcasing the UGINOX® range of high-grade stainless steels for roof and facade, in particular new ferritic grades which have greatly reduced materials costs. [email protected] are specially tailored contact days with a focus on innovation for architects, interior designers and other specifiers. This is time-efficient exhibition which provides an opportunity to meet an[…]

  • 09 January 2015

31 October 2014

Floor-to-ceiling glass assists in BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating

High performance glass supplied by Saint-Gobain for 10 Wellington Place building in Leeds Saint-Gobain high performance glass High performance glass supplied by Saint-Gobain gives the building its striking form through the impressive floor-to-ceiling glazing that provides occupiers and visitors with an unrivalled platform through which to overlook the city skyline and is key to promoting[…]

  • 31 October 2014