In the early stages of building design, it is important in a fabric first design strategy to assess key materials and determine what it is that those materials need to deliver.
Carl Bailey, Regional Technical Manager for Elevate (formerly Firestone Building Products), explains what to consider when specifying and installing a waterproofing system for a green roof.
Arboflex PU, the wet-on-wet liquid applied waterproofing membrane from Carlisle Construction Materials, has been specified for the roofs and podium deck of Neptune Wharf: a development of six, high specification residential buildings by Galliard Homes overlooking Deptford Park in East London.
FC&A speaks to Sarah Peake, Sustainability Manager at Sika UK, about sustainability regulations and initiatives affecting architects and specifiers and the roofing systems that can meet their requirements.
The experts at Roof Window Outlet (RWO) reveal how adequate natural light can make a huge difference on people working from home
Textbooks overlook a commonly-occurring design consideration that arises where some horizontal and some sloping roofs abut a cavity wall. Consequently, despite construction observing guidelines and regulations, the building suffers wet ingress.
This contemporary cottage, built in a stunning seashore location on the Lyngen peninsula – a protected heritage area well within the Arctic Circle and one of Norway's National Parks – is defined by its respect for nature and restrained material palette of Nordic Green copper clad walls and roofs, seamless glazing and timber.
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.
Following Approved Document L (England) 2021 coming into force on 15 June 2022, ROCKWOOL has created an easy-to-digest guide to the new building regulations to support specifiers and installers in meeting and exceeding the requirements.
An experienced builder and roofing contractor has made use of some 300 standard and tapered Marmox Multiboards to complete a complex refurbishment of a large, top floor balcony on an apartment building in North London.