Features

Schlüter-Systems used its specialist technical knowledge and a number of key product solutions to minimise floor build-up and guarantee complete waterproofing provision in the refurbishment of one of Ireland’s most magnificent country houses.

Remedial works at one of the UK’s largest museums required a highly durable waterproofing system and skilled workmanship. Stuart Hicks from Kemper System gives an insight into the project and how complex installation challenges were overcome.

Andrew Cooper, Lining Sales Manager from Firestone Building Products, discusses the pond refurbishment carried out at Horizon Scotland, a business incubator at Highlands and Islands Enterprise’s flagship Enterprise Park Forres in Moray.

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor and Sir John Vanbrugh, construction of the Old Naval College at Greenwich began in 1694.

Barangaroo House, a freestanding, three-storey restaurant, has become one of the first projects in Sydney to utilise Accoya wood cladding, a world-leading high-performance, sustainable wood product, and the distinctive Japanese charring technique, Shou Sugi Ban.

Tracey Bamber, Managing Director of Zip Water UK, discusses the role that a drinking water system plays in a commercial building’s sustainability credentials.

Up, up and away – GEZE UK has helped a stunning new airport hotel prepare for ‘take off’ with a range of products that have given it a real ‘wow factor’.

Sustainability remains top of the agenda in the construction industry, focusing on everything from carbon footprint of the supply chain and sustainable materials to works traffic management and paperless reporting systems. But there is one area in particular where construction companies can drive significant profit margins by being more sustainable; waste reduction.

John Rennie from NBT discusses the use of wood fibre insulation from the Pavatex range to enable thermal performance improvements to Aberdeen Art Gallery.

Hard or soft, Brexit will have wide-ranging impacts throughout the construction industry, many already flagged up and others which have yet to be seen. Given that innovation in construction products often outpaces the development of corresponding standards and regulations, the lead up to – and post- – Brexit has the potential to throw curve balls when it comes to accepted product standards for new ideas. Lack of guidance on the performance of new solutions could be an issue for all throughout the build process, from architects to building control.

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