The role of acoustics in architecture is not just about achieving optimum sound levels. With the right solutions in place, it can enhance the way people interact with each other and the space around them. Done correctly, it can also promote health and wellness – creating a calm and peaceful ambience where occupants can enjoy living, working or socialising.
Barratt Developments’ “Zed House” is the first zero carbon house by a major housebuilder to substantially surpass the Future Homes Standard by delivering a carbon reduction of 125%*.
Ahead of his presentation at the QUALICOAT UK & Ireland conference 2022, ‘Future-proofing Facades’, Naveen Sandhu, UK & Ireland Specification Manager for QUALICOAT-approved system supplier, Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings, explores the fire performance of architectural powder coating.
A significant new high-rise residential project in the London Borough of Lewisham is being built to provide high quality social housing, with the design of the structure prioritising the use of non-combustible materials: including the choice of A1 rated Magply boards for pattresses within the external walls.
From increasing thermal efficiency and airtightness to reducing carbon emissions and minimising the risk of condensation, building homes that tick all these boxes can be a real balancing act. Here, John Mellor, Senior Product Manager from Glidevale Protect, discusses the benefits of taking a fabric-first approach and explains why collaboration and compliance go hand in hand.
Both are regional terms used to describe a deviance in level between the two skins of a cavity wall. According to textbooks they should not occur, as every three bricks laid in the outer leaf should match the height of one block laid on the inside skin.
Magply boards are being used as part of Sky’s efforts to create the world’s most sustainable film and TV Studios, Sky Studios Elstree.
IG Masonry Support’s B.O.S.S. A1 offers true flexibility when creating stunning brick facades. Manufactured to meet A1 fire regulations, B.O.S.S. A1 is, quite simply, the boss of brick soffit systems.
Mineral ceiling tiles by Zentia feature in a new extension to VELUX UK and Ireland's HQ in Scotland.