28 January 2015

SE Controls provides natural ventilation for Hong Kong Science Park

The Hong Kong Science Park has been developed with window actuators from SE Controls providing natural ventilation The new buildings have been designed by Simon Kwan and Associates to remain carbon neutral throughout their lifetime. They have been fitted with energy saving technologies, such as a hybrid natural ventilation system where users must pay to[…]

  • 28 January 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

26 January 2015

MGMA release guidance document for the inspection of industrial gutters

The MGMA’s new maintenance and inspection guidance document can be accessed and read online The leaflet, aptly named ‘Industrial rainwater gutter systems inspection and maintenance’, intends to inform MGMA’s customers on how they can make the most out of their industrial rainwater gutter systems, which are designed to be long-lasting. The document includes a maintenance[…]

  • 26 January 2015

26 January 2015

Saint-Gobain video celebrates 350th anniversary

Saint-Gobain 350th anniversary Saint-Gobain’s history dates back to 1665, when it was formed to produce glass on an industrial scale for the famous Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles, the royal palace of King Louis XIV of France. It’s one of the oldest companies in the world and the longest standing member of[…]

  • 26 January 2015

26 January 2015

New insulated roof panel installation guide from MCRMA

‘A guide to site installation of insulated roof panels’ has been released by MCRMA and can be accessed online The company’s new guidance leaflet aims to outline the issues that can have an impact on the installation of insulated roof panel systems. The guide informs its readers on how to install insulated panels which include[…]

  • 26 January 2015

23 January 2015

Cement boards used in the construction of new Academy

Cempanel cement particle boards from Cembrit have been fitted to the Ormiston Horizon Academy School in Stoke-on-Trent The Ormiston Horizon Academy, built to meet the latest environmental building standards, can accommodate 1050 pupils. The Academy has been fitted with an assembly and dining hall, a learning resource centre and studios to be used for dance,[…]

  • 23 January 2015

21 January 2015

Contemporary glazing in traditional churches

Churches and ecclesiastical buildings have recently been opting for the installation of glazed doors, draught lobbies and internal screens Many churches now employ modern architectural glazing in the creation of doors and internal screens. The glazing can improve the energy performance of the buildings without affecting their traditional structures. Toughened glass screens can be used[…]

  • 21 January 2015

21 January 2015

Newton Waterproofing Systems featured in building magazine

The editor of Future Constructor and Architect Magazine contacted Newton Waterproofing Systems to request an article for its Technical Focus feature Newton Waterproofing Systems’ article addresses the considerations that installers should make when using cavity drain systems to waterproof refurbishment or new-build basement projects. The article suggests that incorporating a drainage conduit, such as Newton[…]

  • 21 January 2015

21 January 2015

sara LBS examines the benefits of automated doors

Doors can open slowly in some situations but in others, automated detectors must be configured to ensure traffic is able to flow safely and freely sara LBS believes that automated doors can maintain order whilst ensuring safety and enhancing productivity in warehouses and loading bays. Automated door systems can be versatile: when security or hygiene[…]

  • 21 January 2015

20 January 2015

Newton help with waterproofing projects in Australia

During his time in Australia, Stuart promoted Newton Waterproofing Systems in a meeting with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection In December 2014, Australia’s Bayset Specialist Trade Supplies, which supply waterproofing materials, received a visit from Newton’s Technical and Training Manager, Stuart Tansey. Stuart spent his visit helping Bayset promote Cavity Drain Membranes as[…]

  • 20 January 2015