The building envelope makes a significant contribution to overall energy usage – therefore, tighter U-values in walls, floors and roofs is absolutely key. It’s why getting the design right from the outset is far less costly than retrofitting later. Here, Ben Cheetham, Specification Manager at Keystone Lintels, looks at the benefits of a one-piece thermally-efficient lintel including low thermal conductivity performance, buildability, improved SAP calculations and why they are up to five times more thermally efficient than standard lintels.

Harlequin has launched a new, improved version of their highly regarded Harlequin Cascade performance vinyl. Harlequin Cascade is the ultimate heavy-duty dance floor and is the dance floor of choice for the world’s most prestigious dance companies, dance schools and studios, universities and colleges.

Interface® a worldwide commercial flooring company and global leader in sustainability, reveals its new collection, Brushed Lines. Inspired by nature, the collection combines diffused linear textures with organic forms and dusty hues, delivering a high-end look that stands up to everyday use.

Interface®, a worldwide commercial flooring company and global leader in sustainability, today unveils its latest carpet tile collection, NY+LON Streets featuring CQuest™Bio, a new carpet tile backing containing net carbon negative materials.

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. Harlequin Floors have developed floors specifically for dance, offering the exact requirements needed for varying genres of dance, which commercial grade, industrial and sports floors cannot.

A warehouse floor in Barnsley was transformed using Bradite’s new single pack water-based floor paint, DP9 Floor-It.

Rochester-based aluminium decking manufacturer AliDeck have launched a balcony fire safety campaign as part of the national annual Stoptober smoking cessation drive.

Specifiers’ guide to acoustic, fire & thermal insulation returns as interactive resource.

Ravago Building Solutions, Europe’s largest manufacturer of XPS insulation, launched Ravatherm XPS X 200 SB earlier this year.

Aluminium decking manufacturer AliDeck expand their offering for steel balconies with an innovative non-combustible paving support system, providing exciting new balcony flooring choices for architects and specifiers.

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