Andrew Mitton from building services engineering contractor, Proline, discusses the issue of overheating in contemporary residential developments and reveals the cooling solution developed by Proline for a new residential tower currently on site in Manchester.
An emerging form of ground source heat pump system (GSHP) known as ‘shared ground loop arrays’ is making a big impact on climate change and air pollution at the same time as providing low-cost heat for households and a return for investors in the technology. Here Dr Matthew Trewhella, Contracts Director at the Kensa Group, explores the GSHP industry’s latest newcomer.
Illias Igoumenidis from Ecological Building Systems discusses the transformation of a derelict cottage into a desirable holiday retreat.
A roaring fire is the beating heart of any period renovation, but the effects of ageing combined with character considerations mean that bringing a chimney back to life is not always a simple matter. David Wright, Residential Sales & Marketing Manager for Schiedel Chimney Systems, explains the issues that can arise and the modern chimney and flue solutions that are bringing old systems into the 21st century.
Richard Besant, Sales Director at Powdertech (Corby), discusses colour and powder coatings as a key element of building design. Trends are towards naturally weathered metals and Powdertech has responded with its powder coating collection ‘Evolution™’.