Hannah Woodger

Hannah Woodger

Aluminium decking specialists AliDeck continued their recent run of innovation and product development with the announcement of the expansion of their standard colour range for aluminium deck boards and joists.

Thursday, 04 June 2020 00:00

PSP - The complete package

As one of the UK’s leading providers of rainscreen systems, metal fabrications and bespoke full envelope solutions – quality is at the core of the PSP Group’s operation. Here, Chairman Heath Hindmarch explains why they made a vast investment to provide a single point of procurement for the entire building envelope.

Powdertech’s Evolution range is the perfect choice for the Energy Centre building at Queen’s Quay, Glasgow.

A new range of bio-based self-adhesive connection foils from fenestration foam tape specialist ISO Chemie offers improved sustainability around window sealing.

Looking up at 81-87 Weston Street, it is hard to believe it was a former warehouse. This impressive Modernist-style refurbishment is now a mixed-use building comprising eight spacious, multi-level apartments and ground floor office space.

Paint isn’t exciting, but it’s hugely important in the commercial realm. Paul Smith of F.H. Brundle, which stocks a wide variety of paint alongside wrought iron, mesh, steel and other products, talks us through five key types of coatings in commercial projects, and what makes them useful and popular.

A whole host of factors need to be considered when it comes to the design, construction and ongoing maintenance of large commercial projects. With the growing pressure on developers to select products capable of maximising the performance and durability of the buildings they work on; windows have been looked to for those marginal gains. Steve Tonkiss, Commercial Manager at REHAU Windows, discusses the vital role windows play in commercial project design and the key factors that need to be considered for those tasked with selecting the best windows for their commercial build project.

Wednesday, 03 June 2020 00:00

New Laws Will Lead to a Digital Future

For the last few years, the construction sector has been high on the Government’s agenda, particularly around the subjects of fire and building safety. Recently thrown into sharper focus through the publication of the Hackitt Report and industry reaction, 2020 has seen an assertive drive towards the establishment of new laws and a dedicated regulator to improve building safety. Importantly, the new legislation will also act as a much-needed catalyst in the move to digital transformation, which has started to stagnate following an initial flurry of activity, writes Richard Waterhouse, Chief Strategy Officer at NBS.

Wednesday, 03 June 2020 00:00

On site with Sykes

Architects, urban planners and roof designers are no longer dismissive of this ‘new’ building material which was widely introduced to them 12 years ago. Any initial hesitation they may have originally expressed has given way to a profound understanding and professionalism which has radically influenced our urban environment. In other words, they are no longer ‘green’ about the enormous physical, social and money-saving benefits of green roofs.

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