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In this article, James Gosling of Sto examines the importance of the acoustic environment in our buildings and looks at some of the associated issues.

Wellbeing risks becoming another buzzword if we don’t take a step back and seriously consider what it means and how it can be applied in the built environment to truly benefit building occupants.

If you work on any construction project, you will notice certain manufacturers’ brands. Whether it is for insulation, lintels, bricks or thermostatic radiator valves, there is a reason why they are there; it has not happened by chance.

It’s one of the most important considerations in new-build architecture – whether to finish the property with a pitched or flat roof. But it’s also a decision that inspires hotly-contested discussions on the pros and cons of each option, with advances in materials meaning the choice is wider than ever. In this article, George King, Divisional Managing Director at SIG Exteriors, gets to the heart of the debate, and looks at the solutions currently available to architects and specifiers.

In this article, Sean Ballard, Managing Director of Sunray Doors, unearths the dos and don’ts of timber fire door specification for high-rise buildings. Speaking on behalf of Sunray’s Timber Fire Door division, he briefly runs through the essential elements to consider for optimum specification and installation, and outlines key points you should address to ensure high performance and compliance.

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