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Samuel Heath on fire safety enhancement with Powermatic

Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers tick all the right boxes when it comes to meeting the plethora of legislation, regulations and product performance standards that govern fire safety. They can also offer some distinct advantages over surface-mounted devices in assuring... View Article

Kawneer systems help set a public sector blueprint

Curtain walling and doors by Kawneer feature on a ground-breaking health centre. Architectural glazing systems by Kawneer were specified for an award-winning health centre, which has set a blueprint for multi-disciplinary works within integrated primary care buildings, for their design... View Article

1980 – 2015 Ronacrete, 35 years a FeRFA member

Ronacrete has now been a member of FeRFA, the Resin Flooring Association for 35 years, having joined the association in 1980. FeRFA represents the major product manufacturers, specialist contractors and surface preparation companies, raw material suppliers and specialist service providers... View Article

Solving the lead roofing problem

The theft of lead from roofs and other structures is a growing threat to the heritage of the UK’s historic and public buildings. This has been compounded over recent years by widespread cuts in public funding and the increasing desire... View Article

VMZINC used in UK’s first self-built timber Passivhaus studio

VMZINC® double lock standing seam and flatlock panels in ANTHRA-ZINC® were used in the construction of the Macro Micro Studio at the University of Dundee. The zero-energy prototype was built in the Botanic Gardens by eight Architecture Masters students seeking to achieve ‘an... View Article

Achieving the impossible with Sika Sarnafil

In a complex new build roofing project that was deemed almost impossible, Contour Roofing stepped up to the challenge with a Sika Sarnafil membrane to achieve truly stunning results. 32 Ewart Grove, a Paul Simon Homes residential development minutes from... View Article

Hauraton Customised Drainage Solutions

Hauraton manufacture a vast selection of surface water drainage channels for Civil and Landscaping applications that cover all loading categories from Class A15 to F900 and storage volumes up to 443.0 litres per metre. Their FASERFIX® channel components are cast... View Article

Flooring Challenge met by Remmers

The new 1,600m² workshop facilities at The Trade Centre Wales in Neath, required a breathable anti-slip system to be installed due to the uncertain moisture levels of the relatively new substrate. The installers TPS360, measured the moisture levels during the... View Article

GOLD! For best sustainable development

Once an infill brownfield site, 400 Caledonian Road has recently been transformed into an energy efficient mixed use project. Igloo, specialists in sustainable property development bought the site back in 2012; the plan was to create a sustainable, low energy,... View Article

Enhancing safety and comfort in commercial buildings

Available in standard and Free Swing versions, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers are the perfect solution for providing discreet, automatic closing in new-build and refurbishment of commercial buildings. Designed and manufactured in the UK, Powermatic door closers are mounted between... View Article

Fordingbridge – maximising education environments

With over 50 years experience, Fordingbridge are passionate about helping schools transform under-utilised spaces into valuable, weather protected, inspiring places contributing to outstanding rated Ofsted inspections. A case in point is one of the company’s recently completed projects, Thomas A Becket... View Article

FDS secures £250m Brighton Marina development

Award-winning smoke ventilation contractor Fire Design Solutions (FDS), has been appointed to provide a number of its tailored systems for the first phase of a new £250 million mixed-use development in Brighton Marina. The project, developed by The West Quay... View Article

New Sustainable Drainage Resources for Architects

Understanding how a site will respond to surface water flooding and drainage is now a key factor for Local Authorities in consideration of planning submissions for property development. Architects, planning consultants and developers must consider the site at the initial... View Article

Enjoy inside-outside living without compromise…

Building on the success of its world-first Integrated Doors, which won a prestigious 2015 Red Dot Design Award, Centor has launched a much-anticipated Sliding option to provide an ultimate inside-outside living experience. Centor Europe’s Peter Watkins says: “At Centor, we... View Article
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