Dealing with excessive noise from heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) plant within commercial and residential buildings can require complex and extensive noise control solutions. Rob Lomax, Sales Director at Wakefield Acoustics, explores further.
There are many reasons for buying a small house. While cost is commonly cited, for some, an excess of space is simply unnecessary, whether for having fewer personal possessions, a dislike for housekeeping or a desire to minimise one’s environmental impact. For one couple, a small house meant the opportunity to live in one of the liveliest neighbourhoods in Brussels: Flagey Square.
Links between damp and poor health are well established, yet tenants have been unable to force their landlords to rectify problems. That’s all set to change with the introduction of a new law, says Hudson Lambert, Managing Director of Safeguard Europe.
One of the biggest challenges facing architects is the implementation of the design as envisaged. Many times there is a pressure which may be due to installation limitations caused by weather, resulting in a compromise on the design or the material for the roofing installation.
In this article, FC&A speaks with Dr Sarah Peake, Sustainability Manager at Sika UK and market-leading, single-ply roofing manufacturer Sika Sarnafil, about the latest BREEAM standard updates.