Senior Architectural Systems is encouraging specifiers to consider the use of colour in fenestration design and how the use of powder coating can not only help reduce maintenance requirements, but also offer essential design flexibility in the age of social distancing.

As winter approaches and the days shorten many people – office workers, students, home owners - look back on the long days of summer with a sense of regret. Daylight flooding into workplaces, schools, and homes has a positive impact on our daily lives, and that is not just a vague feeling, it’s a scientifically proven fact and one that architects and designers are keen to exploit.

With more than 85 years’ experience, Sidey is in the top 10 of the UK’s biggest fenestration companies. With all round expertise in commercial, new build, trade and domestic windows, doors, glazing and offsite construction, Sidey works with Housebuilders & Developers across the UK to provide best value solutions.

To deliver comprehensive support to all involved in the building glass supply chain.

A new privacy glass featuring parallel lines to create a reeded effect has been launched by Saint-Gobain Glass.

Last month, the UK Government announced its plans to encourage the nation to “build, build, build” as part of its efforts to kick-start the UK economy post-coronavirus. While there is much to be admired in this sentiment, we must not lose sight of other important issues the construction and building product manufacturing sectors need to address, particularly around sustainability.

Despite the serious risks associated with sub-standard products, there are currently no mandatory standards in place to regulate the manufacture and sale of flat-roof skylights in the UK. Justin Seldis, Managing Director at leading provider Sunsquare, explains what this means for specifiers – and what they can do to help make a change.

Built at the start of the 19th Century, this striking entrance lodge located in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire has morphed into a comfortable living space with the assistance of Selectaglaze secondary glazing. The lodge is at the entrance of an estate that leads to a main country house built in 1675.

In 2017, the average UK household spent £102 per month on electricity and gas, accounting for nearly 5% of the UK’s average household budget. Nicolas Tye, Principal Architect at Nicolas Tye Architects, explores how following an ecological principle for a property’s design – particularly with regard to the strategic installation of glazing – can significantly improve a home’s energy efficiency, whilst simultaneously reducing its associated energy costs.

Today, Alton Towers is best known as a theme park resort, home to Nemesis, Oblivion, The Smiler and new for 2018, Wicker Man. Yet, before the Corkscrew revolutionised the park back in 1980, the estate had been the property and home of the Talbots, Earls of Shrewsbury, for 700 years. At the heart of the park sits a reminder of this heritage, the iconic Towers, one of the greatest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Britain.

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