Fenestration is an important part of the building envelope and one that needs careful consideration to ensure that aesthetic appeal is carefully balanced with increasingly stringent performance requirements. Andrew Cooper, National Specification Manager from Senior Architectural Systems, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned manufacturers of aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall solutions, provides a checklist for compliance and how early engagement can help.
Meet Colin D’Alton, the Co-Founder and Director at Gray Design, with 30 years of experience. From the Celtic Tiger era in Dublin to founding his own practice, Colin’s journey is a testament to passion and innovation. Inspired by Frank Gehry, he blends sustainability with creative brilliance.
Last December, Part B (Fire safety) of the Building Regulations (England and Wales) banned the use of combustible materials in certain build-ups, such as rainscreen façade systems, of residential buildings between 11m and 18m.
Vent-Axia has launched the next generation of commercial heat recovery ventilation with the Sentinel Apex, to help specifiers create low carbon buildings as we head towards the UK’s 2050 net-zero target.
Condensation and mould specialists, Airtech Solutions, is offering expert advice and help to social housing providers and private landlords following the publication of the Government’s guidance, ‘Understanding and addressing the health risks of damp and mould in the home’.
The updated Part L (Conservation of fuel and power) Building Regulations for England came into full force this June and there’s a lot for the housebuilding industry to adapt to.
There’s more to meeting the latest requirements of Part L than meets the eye and, as John Mellor from leading UK building materials manufacturer Glidevale Protect explains, ‘hidden protectors’, such as reflective breather membranes and vapour control layers, can make a difference to the thermal efficiency of a building.
This month, we have the privilege of delving into the architectural world of Kola Ojeyomi, Director at HKR Architects. With a career spanning various roles in top AJ100 practices and a passion for the intricate blend of design and construction, Kola’s journey is nothing short of inspiring.
Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is celebrating winning ‘Commercial/Industrial Ventilation Product of the Year’ category at the prestigious HVR Awards 2023.
Keyfix is a champion of best practice. As a manufacturer of non-combustible cavity solutions, the company liaises closely with the industry to ensure the highest standard of building design possible. By adhering to industry standards and best practices, housebuilders commit to producing buildings that are durable, reliable and safe. As Building Regulations will inevitably change, housebuilders must take the initiative to consistently design their buildings to the best standards as regulations evolve.