Timber cladding is a beautiful, natural material for creating warm and stunning appearances for new-build projects. However, local Building Regulations will often require an approved and effective fire retardant protection to the claddings to ensure a safe service life, particularly for public access buildings.
For London’s Royal Academy of Arts, achieving high environmental standards is essential to protect its valuable collections. James Porter, Sales Director at Remeha, reports on its new future-proofed heating solution.
Stuart Hicks from cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, looks at the key differences and benefits of installing a wet-on-wet vs wet-on-dry liquid waterproofing solution.
At its most simplistic, a home is bricks and mortar, so making sure that the right products are selected for a certain project is vitally important. Here Richard Brown, Category Marketing Manager for Walls at Wienerberger, elaborates on the considerations you should regard when choosing brick for a building project.
As virtual reality continues to pique the interest of the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, how will this sit alongside BIM when it’s still struggling to break into common use? Nigel Alexander, UK Managing Director at Tridify, looks at how both technologies can be applied simultaneously and how the use of VR may be the bridge needed to create a system that is faster, easier to use and more accessible to the AEC community.