September 2017 issue


As the UK negotiates its departure from the EU, European legislation may remain an enigmatic matter to many within the construction industry. A substantial amount of EU legislation is implanted in UK construction regulations, and any alterations to EU legislation will remain mandatory for the UK construction trade until after Brexit.

In this issue, Chris Meir, Sales Director at Remeha, discusses the forthcoming EU requirements concerning NOx emissions from space heaters. The Energy-Related Products (ErP) directive initially came into play in September 2013, and the largest alteration within its revised counterpart will come into effect on 26th September 2018. As Chris explains:“The aim of the legislation is to ensure that only the most energy-efficient, low NOx heating products are manufactured, specified and installed across the UK and Europe.” To find out more about 2018’s ErP, turn to page 22.

Elsewhere in this month’s issue, our portfolio pages are jam-packed with inspiring projects from both the UK and overseas. Our first featured project, The Sill in Northumberland, houses learning and event spaces as well as an 86-bed youth hostel adjacent to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian’s Wall. Turn to page 18 for JDDK Architects’ publically-approved build. Meanwhile on page 28, Guardian Glass talks FC&A through its most recent project at Hamburg’s recently-unveiled mixed-use facility, the Elbphilharmonie.

I hope you enjoy this edition. Don’t forget you can also access all of the magazine’s features, product news and supplier information at your fingertips via Future Constructor & Architect’s state-of-the-art app. To download your version free of charge, simply search ‘fc&a’ on Google Play or the App store.

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