20 July 2015

Triple-glazed roof windows provide insulation for self-build project

A total of 14 triple-glazed roof windows were selected for the self-build home, which was designed by Brennan and Wilson Architects’ Julie Wilson. Providing insulation The roof windows have been designed to feature widened sash frames to minimise thermal bridges. This offers improved window insulation and energy efficiency. The windows were fitted on the south-facing[…]

  • 20 July 2015

  • 20 July 2015

16 July 2015

Knowledge Centre Arhus uses Reynaers curtain wall system

The Knowledge Centre Arhus – meaning ‘open house’ – is a public information forum and meeting place. It houses the city’s library and archive, in addition to teaching facilities, meeting rooms, offices and social spaces. CW 50 curtain wall system Designed by architects BURO II & ARCH 1, the building is based on an old[…]

  • 16 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

10 July 2015

Automatic and manual door operators specified for Listed council building

Automatic door operators To ensure ease of use, whilst allowing for electronic locking, GEZE’s Slimdrive EMD-F electromechanical swing door operators were specified. The 7cm operators were installed in the Council Chamber, which features large wooden doors at 2.4 metres high. The EMD-F operators were supplied especially for these doors, as well as several wooden and[…]

  • 10 July 2015

10 July 2015

New automatic sliding door combines aesthetics with security

DORMA’s Secure model is the latest addition to its FLEX family. Alongside the ST FLEX and ST FLEX Green models, the new automatic sliding door has been designed to provide an aesthetically pleasing door system for contemporary properties. ST FLEX Secure automatic sliding door has been developed to provide anti-intruder and anti-vandalism protection, whilst maintaining[…]

  • 10 July 2015

09 July 2015

Underground drainage system for excessive stormwater

StormCrates create underground storage tanks to manage and control stormwater where it falls. Suited for a range of commercial, residential and industrial applications, StormCrates comprise of 18kg modular units which measure at 120cm x 60cm x 42cm. The crates can be wrapped in a geotextile that allows stored water to seep into the surrounding ground[…]

  • 09 July 2015

09 July 2015

UK Roofing Awards celebrates tenth anniversary

Hosted by BBC’s Louise Minchin and NFRC CEO Ray Horwood at the Hilton London Metropole, the ceremony recognised excellence in roofing, as well as individuals and organisations that go above and beyond the call of duty. Lakesmere also won the Vertical Cladding/Rainscreen award for the National Graphene Institute, Manchester To mark the tenth anniversary of[…]

  • 09 July 2015

08 July 2015

Wallpaper selection made simple at Dulux Decorator Centre stores

In each of Dulux Decorator Centre’s 188 British stores, a specialist area has been added to highlight the latest innovations in wallpaper design. Dulux Decorator Centre’s in-store wallpaper areas have been designed to help customers choose the right wallpaper for their homes Featuring a free sample service and help with matching paints, the areas have[…]

  • 08 July 2015

08 July 2015

Roofing system specified for historic apartment block refurbishment

Hampton Court and Richmond Court are two historic apartment blocks, located in Birmingham. They have recently undergone a £2.9m refurbishment for the city’s council. As part of the project, the buildings’ old roofs were stripped back for structural assessment to determine whether a World War II bombing had caused any lasting damage. After the results[…]

  • 08 July 2015