The Fifth Facade: Managing Fire Risk

When Approved Document B (ADB) was updated last year, several changes came into force which affect flat roofs, including the National Classification system being replaced by European standards. While this move has simplified classification by introducing a single BROOF(t4) rating for the UK market. it’s also sparked some confusion in the wider context of fire …

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How to design and specify Glass Roofs and Skylights

The definition of Daylighting is ‘lighting an indoor space with openings such as windows and skylights’. Teams of experts from around the world have investigated a range of design factors, from indoor air quality and thermal comfort and daylighting, to acoustics, interior layout and views. Overwhelmingly, research clearly demonstrates that the design of an indoor …

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Transforming office space at Fetter Lane, London

Despite the current national lock-down the construction industry remains open for business, and exciting renovation and development projects continue across the country. One such project ongoing within the Capital this New Year is the transformation of 147,000sq. ft of office space at Fetter Lane in London. The renovation of the building will create a high-end, …

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The importance of specifying the correct performance floor

The correct dance floor makes an important contribution to the safe performance of dancers without the risk of slips and falls or longer-term stress injuries. A good dance floor instils confidence in dancers to give full expression to their creativity, safe in the knowledge the dance floor will offer a consistent response. Harlequin Floors have …

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Continuous Hinges for a Secure Future

Continuous Hinges can often be overlooked by designers and architects looking for a solution for their next project or development, but they have many attributes which are worthy of further investigation. Originally conceived as piano hinges after their development for use on piano keyboard lids, the product has evolved over the years to meet a …

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Cupa Pizarras is officially a Carbon Neutral company

We are proud to announce that CUPA PIZARRAS is officially a carbon-neutral company according to the Carbon Trust. This achievement highlights its sustainable practices and provides an incentive to keep implementing policies to fight climate change. A carbon footprint refers to the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by a company in a year. In …

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IG Masonry Support hits the mark on aesthetic for Fish Island Village project

With an east London development called for market leading, quality brick on soffit systems to achieve the architects’ desired visions, IG Masonry Support was more than capable of stepping up to the challenge. Fish Island Village, Hackney Wick, is a 2.85-hectare mixed-use development which comprises 588 new dwellings, and hosts over 5500sqm of flexible and …

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