External openings within cavity walls have lintels provide support, with some lintels also acting as a damp proof course. The majority of other lintels, whether metal, stone, concrete or timber, require a DPC. How, what, where and to what extent are details that are commonly assumed, in reality compromised or flawed?

Leading ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted in the inaugural Energy Saving Awards 2022.

VORTICE has always prided itself on being renowned as the ‘air experts’ and is passionate about wanting to offer its customers not only the best ventilation solution, but also the best service and after care package. VORTICE Area Business Manager Darren Clare did just this with Podium Plumbing to help achieve a great heat recovery installation this year.

VORTICE has recently worked with Quartz Electrical and Mechanical Services to install an impressive heat recovery air handling unit at Middlesbrough College.

To comply with the government’s Future Homes Standard, all homes and businesses will have to meet strict energy efficiency targets. ROCKWOOL, the UK’s leading stone wool insulation manufacturer, has launched the new Retrofitting Rainscreen Insulation and Cladding CPD (Continuing Professional Development) module to support building contractors and specifiers with advice on how to increase the energy efficiency of existing buildings by retrofitting non-combustible insulation.

103 Colmore Row in the heart of Birmingham’s business district is the city’s tallest office building, and “one of the cleanest and greenest”, achieving BREEAM Excellent.

100 years ago in the 1920’s, a West-Country family of builders started fabricating ‘damp courses and other devices to allay the fears of the unpredictable and volatile English climate.’ The Company is now called Cavity Trays Ltd and the Company continues to specialise in keeping the building envelope dry.

Premium ice cream brand Mackie’s of Scotland has taken another step towards its goal of becoming Britain’s greenest business by installing T-FIT® high-performance insulation on the family farm in Westertown, Aberdeenshire, where it produces over 13 million litres of ice cream annually.

Page 2 of 4

About us

Future Constructor & Architect is a specification platform for architects and building contractors, which focuses on top-end domestic and commercial developments.

As well as timely industry comment and legislation updates, the magazine covers recent projects and reviews the latest sustainable building products on the market. Subscribe here.

Privacy policy

Latest updates

e-newsletter

Sign up below to receive monthly construction, architecture and product updates from FC&A via email: