Latest fire & CO safety guide published

Kidde Fyrnetics has published its updated ‘Fire & CO Safety in Housing’ Guide, reflecting the new Code of Practice for smoke and heat alarms, as well as imminent and recent regulations demanding CO alarms. The comprehensive 2013 Guide aims to... View Article

Rodeca panels pass a double whammy

Cladding panels from Rodeca have passed the BRE’s non-fragility tests. Translucent polycarbonate cladding panels from Rodeca have achieved Class B in non-fragility tests (number 288-038) conducted by the BRE. The tests were carried out to ACR(M)001:2011(1) for assessing the non-fragility... View Article

EnviroVent is evolving

EnviroVent have just unveiled their ‘brand’ new logo, a historic moment for the UK manufacturer as it continues to revolutionise the world of ventilation through its innovative and award-winning products. The EnviroVent brand was first launched in 1997 when the... View Article

‘Dynamic’ glass CPD seminar receives RIBA approval

The ways in which electronically tintable glass can improve building energy performance, enable more sustainable building design and construction, and create a more comfortable environment for occupiers are outlined in a new RIBA approved CPD seminar by glass and glazing... View Article

Expert powder coating for French arrival treasures

Expert powder coating from Powdertech (Corby) Ltd is now on display in Reims, France where the company has coated over 3000 square metres of panels for a new building for the Archives of Marne, a collection of historical and contemporary... View Article

Union introduces eximo: new range of exit devices

UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, has consolidated and developed its panic and emergency exit device offering, launching a new suited range ideal for a variety of project specifications. The Eximo® range – suitable for use on both timber... View Article

Simonswerk leading the field

Leading hinge manufacturer SIMONSWERK will again be exhibiting at this year’s 100% Design Exhibition, showcasing the latest developments in its comprehensive hinge portfolio including a new fire-rated hinge and a range of products with a new PVD corrosive resistant finish.... View Article

Brise soleil

Amy Revell, sales manager at LouvreSol Specialist Projects Ltd explores the characteristics of modern solar shading. Brise soleil, originating from the French meaning ‘Sun Breaker’ has evolved immensely over the last 20 years, and has become a credible addition to... View Article

Introducing blue roofs: sustainable engineering drainage

Alumasc has pioneered the development of blue roofs in the UK – a new concept in stormwater management at roof level that allows attenuation of rainwater rather than instantaneous runoff. Simon Poë, technical director for Alumasc Roofing Systems, explains the need... View Article

What’s new for the UK’s largest design show?

This September sees 100% Design, the UK’s largest and longest running contemporary design event for industry professionals and the public, come to Earls Court for four days, from 18 – 21 September­. Following unrivalled success in 2012, 100% Design is... View Article

Assael trio earn promotion

Leading practice of architects, Assael has recognised three of its architectural staff with promotion. Assael‘s Senior Architects Tim Chapman-Cavanagh and Rory O’Hagan have both become Associate Directors and Liz Wilks becomes a Senior Architect with the practice. Tim Chapman-Cavanagh has... View Article

JIS Europe at 100% Design 2013

JIS Europe will be displaying their extensive range of stainless steel heated towel rails at the 100% Design Exhibition at Earls Court from 18th to 21st of September 2013 on Stand K20. Their Sussex Range is available in polished or... View Article

GEZE UK closer range conforms to new CPR

Distributors, specifiers, architects and end users are now able to download essential documentation for every door closer direct from GEZE UK’s website. Under the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR), it is now mandatory for manufacturers and distributors to ensure that... View Article

The best in low carbon construction and innovation

Timber Expo will be taking place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham this September. Now in its third year, over 5,000 visitors are expected at the UK’s leading timber trade show including architects and designers, engineers and contractors, local... View Article