Seven in ten (70%)1 social housing tenants lack confidence in the fire safety of their home and two thirds (68%) do not feel the Government has done enough to improve fire safety over the past five years, according to new research.

Already well accepted across the UK construction industry as a quick and effective means of addressing cold-bridging around the perimeter of building oversites, or beneath parapet walls, Bristol based architects Marshall & Kendon have sought technical advice from manufacturer Marmox, regarding the integration of its Thermoblocks into the exterior insulation ‘wrap’ of a bespoke, near-to-zero timber frame construction.

With the growing awareness of sustainability and the importance of being environmentally friendly, clients are increasingly looking for sustainable businesses.

Working in partnership with Jonathan Tuckey Design, Vale Southern Construction has constructed an award-winning sustainable building, which is home to a theatre in the grounds of an independent Berkshire school.

The Sash Window Workshop were commissioned to carry out work on a period property in Wiltshire. Although the window frames were still in a relatively good condition, the customer wanted to upgrade their windows to be double glazed to be more energy efficient than their existing single glazed windows.

The Sash Window Workshop specialises in traditional timber windows and doors for period properties, offering a supply and install service in London and Southern England and a supply only service nationwide.

If you’re looking to build a decking project that is going to stand the test of time, the subframe of a decking area is one of the most important parts. Whilst the subframe is generally hidden, it is crucial for the deck’s longevity.

Rebekah Bishop, Marketing Manager for Taylor Lane Timber Frame, explores the versatility of timber frame and explains how it enabled Acorn Property Group to realise a striking and complex design and meet stringent environmental demands on its Cubis Bruton development.

Over recent years, there has been a significant rise in societal interest in, and commitment to, finding sustainable ways to live. More recently, in these pandemic-addled times, there has been a growing awareness of the positive impact of simply being outside and connected with nature. Using natural, ecologically-sound building materials and creating connections with the natural world outdoors are the two cornerstones of biophilic architectural design. These principles can be applied to create learning spaces that enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of today’s occupants while preserving the environment for future generations.

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