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Looking up at 81-87 Weston Street, it is hard to believe it was a former warehouse. This impressive Modernist-style refurbishment is now a mixed-use building comprising eight spacious, multi-level apartments and ground floor office space.

Paint isn’t exciting, but it’s hugely important in the commercial realm. Paul Smith of F.H. Brundle, which stocks a wide variety of paint alongside wrought iron, mesh, steel and other products, talks us through five key types of coatings in commercial projects, and what makes them useful and popular.

A whole host of factors need to be considered when it comes to the design, construction and ongoing maintenance of large commercial projects. With the growing pressure on developers to select products capable of maximising the performance and durability of the buildings they work on; windows have been looked to for those marginal gains. Steve Tonkiss, Commercial Manager at REHAU Windows, discusses the vital role windows play in commercial project design and the key factors that need to be considered for those tasked with selecting the best windows for their commercial build project.

Increasing numbers of machines, people, buildings and technology means our world is getting noisier. And this issue isn’t just limited to the outside world, with new research by Geberit finding that unwanted noise inside the home affects more than half of us – and it’s having a direct impact on our wellbeing. Here, Sophie Weston, Channel Marketing Manager for Specification and Developer at Geberit, explores the significance of unwanted noise in the home, and why, in its new White Paper (A Sound Solution), it is calling for a radical rethink of acoustic regulations in residential environments.

Quality, attractive, high-performance hard landscaping is key to the successful completion of commercial and domestic projects, delivering a sense of community that adds place and value. But what lies beneath these beautifully designed areas is equally important to their performance and should not be overlooked, as Julian Thurbin, of specialist pedestal manufacturer Wallbarn, outlines.

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