The building envelope makes a significant contribution to overall energy usage – therefore, tighter U-values in walls, floors and roofs is absolutely key. It’s why getting the design right from the outset is far less costly than retrofitting later. Here, Ben Cheetham, Specification Manager at Keystone Lintels, looks at the benefits of a one-piece thermally-efficient lintel including low thermal conductivity performance, buildability, improved SAP calculations and why they are up to five times more thermally efficient than standard lintels.
Architects and interior designers are always looking for novel approaches to create inviting spaces. Amongst these approaches, we are seeing an increase in the use of metal meshes both from the point of view that they are generally made from recycled material in the case of aluminium and steel – but also the style and look of them has that upcycled feel that we are all trying to be more conscious of, writes Anthony Millington, Business Development Manager at Amron Architectural.
As infrared technology continues to be a popular choice in washrooms, Mark Schlotel, Marketing Manager at Cistermiser and Keraflo, explains how the technology’s versatility has widened its reach and what we can expect from infrared in our bathrooms in the future.
A new survey reveals how damp problems damage property values, increase the time that homes are on the market and reduce let-ability. With the right diagnosis and the right approach to treatment, it doesn’t have to be this way, says Safeguard Director, Hudson Lambert.
From the designers that brought you the interiors of the world’s fifth tallest tower for global brand Lotte in Seoul, and the renowned visionary interiors of Google HQ, Jaguar Land Rover, PlayStation and YouTube, PENSON has now created the world’s first worldwide self-styled Open House.