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.
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.
Calculating prospective U-Values is a routine part of the building design process, so routine that you could be forgiven for not giving all that much thought to the intricacies of each and every calculation.
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.
Showing a strong commitment to both sustainability and supply chain collaboration, leading insulation, drywall and ceiling product distributor CCF has joined forces with Knauf Insulation to identify some of the most common issues surrounding meeting Part L and achieving lower U-values to understand how best to support customers through changing regulations.
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.
As part of our continued commitment and investment in product development and testing Lindapter commissioned the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to independently fire test Lindapter Hollo-Bolts.
Following the recent updates to the Building Regulations, UK-based building material manufacturer Fosroc International Ltd has confirmed their position regarding the use of its 'Dekguard' protective coating range on exterior walls of tall buildings.
Many of the UK’s national and regional housebuilders are opting to specify Keylite Roof Windows (Keylite) as their preferred supplier, due to the market-leading and innovative product solutions that come as standard.