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.
BriggsAmasco, a leading national commercial roofing company, is currently undertaking a complex multiple-roof installation as part of a spectacular redevelopment designed to transform one of London’s most recognisable landmarks into a highly-desirable mixed-use development.
The working world has a love-hate relationship with open-plan offices – most of which centres around noise – however, the open-plan office concept is highly successful for several reasons. But how does it affect our wellbeing?
The Future Homes Standard, effectively the follow up to the “ban the gas boiler” announcement, sets out what we can expect from our buildings from 2025, writes Matthew Trewhella, Managing Director of Kensa Contracting. And how we are going to get there via its “transitional arrangements” could see an almost overnight ban on oil, LPG and electric as soon as mid-2020; under the standard gas will get much harder and heat pumps many times easier to introduce into new-build homes.