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Thinking outside the box

With the constant pressure on public sector budgets, Encasement’s Managing Director, Martin Taylor, believes local authorities should investigate modern and more cost effective methods of concealing boiler pipe work. As heating system upgrade programmes in social housing aim to reduce... View Article

New clarity given for use of Air Admittance Valves externally

Drainage ventilation expert Studor has responded to market confusion about Air Admittance Valves (AAVs) and whether they can be used externally. Studor’s Technical Director Steve White comments, “There does seem to be confusion in the market and we’re frequently asked... View Article

ArcHaus receives a facelift from Remmers

The exterior of this iconic building was suffering with high levels of damage, including salt ingress and excessive cracking to the render and brickwork. Salt Inhibitor was used as a ‘masonry salt blocker’ and applied to the exposed brickwork. Large... View Article

18,000km: Monodraught specified on the other side of the world

Christchurch Bus Exchange, Windcatcher systems Sector: Export, Government Contacts: Distributor: Ellis Co Architect: Architectus Consultant: Aurecon Main Contractor: Southbase Location: Christchurch, New Zealand Products installed (2015) 9 N° Windcatcher Classic 155 systems Aftershocks are still taking place following another 7.8... View Article

Infographic seeks to help with F-Gas understanding

Mitsubishi Electric has issued a new infographic on the requirements and repercussions of the F-Gas Regulations to help explain why the legislation has been introduced and what people need to do about it. Graham Temple, marketing manager for the company’s... View Article

Stannah dishes up the goods in Wetherspoons

Running a Wetherspoons pub is thirsty work, but a Stannah Goodsmaster CD Plus (chain drive) goods attendant lift makes light work of it in the Leeds City Station outlet of this real-ale chain pub in West Yorkshire. Lugging up to 1500kg... View Article

Energy-efficient underfloor heating

How to specify a lasting, energy-efficient underfloor heating system that is quick to install. Schlüter®-BEKOTEC-THERM is a low-height, energy-efficient and quick reacting modular underfloor heating assembly. This system can be used in new build and renovation projects, and is a... View Article

Hotter shoes start off on the right foot with moisture mapping

The waterproofing on the roof of footwear manufacturer Hotter Shoes’ head office and manufacturing facility in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire had exceeded its serviceable life and begun experiencing significant water ingress, requiring urgent remedial work. Prior to any work commencing on... View Article

Kemper System takes centre stage at Greenwich Theatre

When the roof of a popular London theatre was no longer watertight, cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, provided the ideal solution. Roofing contractors, Capitol Roofing Co Ltd of Blackheath in Greenwich, specified Kemperol 2K-PUR to refurbish the existing 500 sq. m asphalt... View Article

Top marks for Encasement at Manor Lodge School

The construction of a new sports hall and theatre at Manor Lodge School in Shenley, Hertfordshire is using 70 semi-circular ‘Circa’ column casings from Encasement to conceal structural steel work around the perimeter of the building’s interior to provide a... View Article

Forbo’s new Flotex Planks: a choice not a compromise

As modular formats continue to increase in popularity, Forbo Flooring Systems has developed a new Flotex Plank collection, allowing users to create stunning, contemporary floor designs for areas where safety, hygiene and well-being are priorities. Combining the comfort of carpet,... View Article

Artists impressions that impress

Creating high quality, photo-realistic artist’s impressions is now a key part of the integrated marketing packages offered by Publicity Services, one of the country’s leading construction industry marketing agencies. Using specialised computer software, the company’s design studio creates high end... View Article

AET FlexTouch controller now with CO² mode control

AET Flexible Space, leading provider of Under Floor Air Conditioning systems offers the FlexTouch controller to allow enhanced indoor environment control for occupant users and facilities managers. Available in black or white, the FlexTouch controllers are proving a popular option... View Article

Kalwall creates healthy shelter

Around eight million people a year are expected to be sheltering under Kalwall at the beautifully-designed new bus station at West Croydon. Designed by Transport for London Architects, this is an unusual example of how translucent Kalwall can offer many... View Article
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