carbon footprint

Office fit-out with sustainability and wellbeing at its heart

Martin Fahey looks at how the refurbishment of a small city centre office has helped improve staff wellbeing and lower the organisation’s carbon footprint The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) recently refurbished its London headquarters, with a design team drawn from its membership and the aim of challenging industry thinking as to what is achievable[…]

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Vent-Avia

Vent-Axia Helps the UK Green Building Council Beat Records

Vent-Axia has supplied its Lo-Carbon T-Series fan as part of a new office fit-out for a renowned green building charity requiring improved ventilation. The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has refurbished its London headquarters, with the aim of challenging industry thinking as to what is achievable in a small scale fit out. The Lo-Carbon T-Series has been installed in windows[…]

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EGIN INDUSTRIES DESIGNS NEW FLOOR TO SCORE SALES AND EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION

Yegin Industries Designs New Floor to Score Sales and Employee Satisfaction

Sports court style flooring provides Yegin Industries with the ideal space to showcase products. Flowsport chosen for the project thanks to its durability and design potential. The interior design elements of Yegin Industries’ new facility were a key priority. Flowcrete has created a floor that will help Yegin Industries bounce, dribble, volley and dunk its[…]

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Jack Aluminium

Commercial Doors Made Easy, in Jack Aluminium’s New Brochure

If you need an aluminium commercial door, just ask Jack.  Fabricators can find everything they need to create high-quality, secure and thermally efficient commercial doors, in the new TD68 Jack Door brochure from systems specialist Jack Aluminium – available to download at www.jackaluminium.co.uk. “As part of our marketing support for fabricators, we’ve launched the brochure[…]

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Reynaers

Reynaers brings seafront splendour to Jersey Esplanade

The largest single office development in the Channel Islands utilises multiple aluminium glazing systems from leading provider Reynaers. Extending to over 200,000 sq ft, Jersey Esplanade contains large, open plan office spaces across six storeys which surround a central atrium and circulation core. Maximising the coastal location, this allows breath-taking panoramic views of St Aubins[…]

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Neaco balustrade available with integral LED lighting

Architects and interior designers can add an atmospheric touch to their scheme with Neaco’s contemporary balustrade featuring integral LED lighting. The LED under-lighting can be specified as part of a multitude of modular design options including a comprehensive choice of infills, from toughened glass and rails to mesh, tension wire and perforated panels. Aluminium balustrade is available[…]

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renewable heating

Animation highlights renewable heating potential for commercial buildings

A new animation from Mitsubishi Electric is highlighting how commercial premises can benefit from reliable, renewable heating to help reduce energy bills whilst also qualifying for 20 years of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments. “Over half the emissions from a typical commercial property are due to water and space heating and finding ways to reduce[…]

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Laminated Veneer Lumber

Fast construction with prefabricated wood elements

Using wood elements allows faster building turnaround. This leads to more profitable construction projects and shorter investment payback times. The pace of construction is kept at the desired level, because prefabrication reduces some of the most common risks at construction sites. Utilizing prefabricated wood elements is a surprisingly fast option for on-site construction. For example,[…]

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Four steps to specifying the right commercial door

Four steps to specifying the right commercial door

Commercial aluminium systems specialist Jack Aluminium has made it easy for architects and specifiers by creating four steps towards specifying the right commercial door for every project. “There are lots of factors to consider when choosing a commercial door, but by looking at a few fundamentals you can balance legislative requirements, style, functionality and cost[…]

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balustrade

neaco handrails and balustrade featured at award-winning scheme

neaco’s contemporary handrails and balustrade have contributed to an award-wining development at the new Barker’s Furniture Store in Northallerton. Designed by SP&Architects and constructed by Wharton Construction Ltd, the store’s mixture of new build and refurbishment won Best commercial building/scheme in the North & East Yorkshire region at Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards[…]

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VIVIX

ING specifies Formica Group VIVIX® for interior garden revamp

When SP Architecture Engineering was tasked with revamping the courtyard garden in the building offices of ING in Rozas, Madrid, they specified Formica Group’s VIVIX® for the facade. The comprehensive renovation project included a central pond and surrounding 15m2 patio with plant features. Inefficient ventilation had resulted in the condensation and eventual oxidisation of the[…]

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Unobtrusive edge protection takes off at Virgin Atlantic

Safesite has provided Virgin Atlantic with a collective roof edge protection system that ensures optimum roof top safety for maintenance and inspection teams and complies with all relevant health and safety regulations. Located in Crawley, ‘The Base’ is one of two Virgin Atlantic buildings that house its global Headquarters in close proximity to Gatwick Airport[…]

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Piccadilly Gate

Kemperol Membranes Put Piccadilly Gate’s Roofs Back On Track

Three roofs of one of Manchester’s most iconic office buildings have been refurbished with an overlay of Kemperol liquid membranes from Kemper System. Piccadilly Gate is home to various Government departments including Education, Ofsted and Highways England. The 125,000sqft building adjacent to Manchester Piccadilly Station was refurbished in a £25 million BREEAM ‘Excellent’ scheme in[…]

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Unity and Continuity – The Benefits of Retaining Project Teams

With the number of professionals involved in the design and construction journey, the structure and composition of project teams changes throughout the duration of each project. Due to individuals providing specialist knowledge and components during each phase of the build – there is a requirement for enhanced collaboration within the construction industry, which has often[…]

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EOS Facades on a roll!

One of the UK’s leading specialist metal roll-forming companies, EOS Facades, is expanding its section capability with a significant investment in new roll-forming machinery that has been specially commissioned and shipped halfway around the world to the manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Originating from New Zealand, this Howick machine along with four others[…]

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AluFoldDirect Opens Its Doors to Commercial Installers with SBD Solution

Aluminium door specialist AluFoldDirect has launched its first range of Secured by Design (SBD), thermally efficient commercial doors, in order to meet the growing demand amongst specifiers for high-quality SBD-accredited solutions. The company has seen rapid growth in aluminium bi-fold doors and is now putting its expertise in aluminium towards the commercial sector. The new[…]

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Trend celebrates success in the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards

Trend Control Systems, the leading international manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), is celebrating after winning a silver Design Effectiveness Award 2016 from the Design Business Association (DBA). The company’s pioneering IQ®4 range of controllers, designed in collaboration with Ratio Design Associates, received a Silver Award at this prestigious event. The[…]

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Altro FlexiFlow

Altro Flexiflow works for dramatic Brighton office space

Innovative Altro FlexiflowTM resin flooring is providing a practical yet visually appealing solution to a challenging space in one of Brighton’s most unusual and striking office buildings. Built in the 1980s, Sovereign House has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, and has been transformed into a dramatic, modern space with a spectacular glazed atrium at the heart[…]

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Launch of Schueco’s Parametric Façade System offers architects new level of design freedom

The launch of Schueco’s Parametric Façade System by sustainable building envelope specialist, Schueco UK Ltd, offers architects a new level of dynamic design freedom. For the first time ever, geometrically complicated 3D façades can be designed as straightforward system solutions whose cost can be calculated with the certainty of a series product. Like all Schueco[…]

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Refurbishment of Nottingham City Council roof is disruption-free thanks to Decothane Ultra

Refurbishing the roof of Loxley House, the central hub of Nottingham City Council, caused no disruption to essential public services, thanks to Sika Liquid Plastics’ new low odour cold applied liquid roof membrane, Decothane Ultra. The roof of Loxley House, located in Nottingham’s busy city centre, has large amount of detailing and upstands, and due[…]

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