green roof

Key considerations for green roof specification

Stuart Hicks from cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, discusses the rise of green roof applications and specification best practice. The green roof market is quite literally growing – in 2017, the annual market growth rate was revealed at 17%, according to ‘The UK Green Roof Market’ report produced by Livingroofs.org. This year alone, the[…]

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Getting more from your space with Knauf AQUAPANEL®

Technology has drastically changed the face of the UK construction sector, bringing new materials and systems which have helped designers and architects to make the most out of the space available. Knauf boarded cladding system using AQUAPANEL® Exterior is one such option, providing design flexibility and performance benefits as an alternative to traditional brick and[…]

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lightweight canopy structure

Plywood canopy gives London hospital the wow factor

James Latham recently supplied more than 40 sheets of WISA Twin Plywood which was used to create a lightweight canopy structure for an impressive freestanding workspace pavilion in Evelina Children’s Hospital, part of the St. Thomas’ Hospital campus. The canopy, which was designed by leading architectural practice, CarverHaggard and fabricated by Wyliewood, provides shading, lighting,[…]

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PERMEABLE PAVING

Introducing FlexiSet® by SureSet Permeable Paving

SureSet are excited to boost their ever-expanding commercial paving product range. Made from 50% recycled rubber and 50% 6mm natural aggregate and resin, lightweight and flexible, FlexiSet is ideal for woodland trails, jogging paths, pedestrian areas, cycle tracks, equestrian centres, drainage channels, golf course pathways, pool surrounds, roof gardens, tree pits and boat decks. FlexiSet[…]

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interlocking connections

SI-Modular: Sustainable building system with timber I-beams

Architect Hans-Ludwig Stell from Münster, Germany, has developed a sophisticated modular system for one and two-storey house construction. This quick, easy, and self-explanatory timber construction, SI-Modular, is based on Metsä Wood´s I-beam Finnjoist®. Hans-Ludwig Stell, the managing partner of the Stellinnovation GmbH, was asked to develop a house type for use in development-aid that could[…]

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Metsa Wood

Metsä Wood launches ‘Open Source Wood’

A pioneering open innovation project to accelerate growth in large scale wood construction. Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood initiative is a call to action to architects, designers and engineers to join forces, share innovation and contribute knowledge about large-scale, modular wood construction. By creating an open innovation platform around modular wood construction, Metsä Wood’s aim is to[…]

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Altro safety flooring

Altro’s first adhesive-free flooring for low slip risk areas is tough time-saving solution at Warrington Hospital

New Altro CantataTM, the company’s first adhesive-free flooring for areas with a low slip risk, is already demonstrating its capabilities at Warrington Hospital, providing a tough time and cost-saving solution in a busy non-clinical corridor. Lee Bushell, the hospital’s acting head of capital projects, said: “The service corridor is an area that gets an enormous[…]

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timber clading

Sustainable Building Designs Take Over

Danny Phelan, National Sales Manager at Panel Systems, looks at how building designers and architects are using innovative cladding materials, such as timber, to create modern and environmentally sustainable building designs.  “There have been great leaps forward made in green building techniques over the past decade and, as a result, we have seen building product[…]

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eco-friendly wood protection

Organowood® makes timber cladding sustainable

Organowood®, a leading sustainable wood protection specialist, is fast becoming known as having the ideal solution to protect and strengthen all types of timber cladding. With strong sustainable and aesthetic qualities, OrganoWood provides architects, professionals and end users with an environmentally friendly and durable wood protection system that ensures longevity, without using harsh chemicals. OrganoWood[…]

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Split House

Accoya® windows take in first-class views at split level Hastings home

Accoya specified for windows in specially designed split level house Windows chosen for eco-friendly properties and high levels of durability and stability Accoya window applications require little maintenance and will remain durable against variable weather conditions Accoya, the world-leading modified wood manufactured by Accsys Technologies, has been used to construct windows and doors for a[…]

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Accoya Celebrates a Decade of Durability

World-leading Modified Wood Stands the Test of Time The world’s first home to be clad in Accoya last year celebrated its 10th anniversary, coinciding with the publication of an influential trade report proving the wood’s resilience following 10 years’ uninterrupted exposure to natural weathering. Accoya’s ‘decade of durability’ was initially marked with a successful review[…]

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street furniture

Natural Elements Range from Marshalls

Marshalls is pleased to announce the latest edition to its Street Furniture portfolio. The Natural Elements range is a modular, coordinated range, inspired by biophilic design and elements from the natural environment. The range aims to introduce natural forms, patterns and materials into urban spaces, integrating planting areas within a modular seating system. Natural Elements[…]

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sustainable wall system

Mecanoo Architects use Trimo’s bespoke panel solution for HOME, Manchester City Centre

HOME, a £25m, multi-disciplinary art centre, was designed by Mecanoo Architects, based in the Netherlands. HOME is part of the development of the creative quarter in Manchester, and is the largest arts centre in the UK outside the capital city of London. It boasts a 500-seat theatre, five cinema screens, a gallery and studio space[…]

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Cycle Kerb Segregation System

Charcon’s Cycle Kerb Wins Top London Innovation Award

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has been crowned the winner of the Innovation of the Year – Materials category at the 2016 London Construction Awards, thanks to its Eco Countryside™ Cycle Kerb Segregation System. The judges were impressed by Charcon’s creativity and expertise in developing a bespoke hard landscaping solution that[…]

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timber decking

Low maintenance decking that stands the test of time

James Latham is seeing the popularity of its premium quality composite decking ProFi soar due to its outstanding performance properties which include minimum maintenance, superior stain resistance, extra high impact strength and a high friction surface. Germany by UPM – is perfectly suited to the hospitality sector, ensuring that despite high traffic and almost constant[…]

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timber cladding

High performance, long life timber cladding

Accoya®, the modified, highly durable and dimensionally stable certified timber cladding – is available from all eight of James Latham’s timber depots. Created from sustainably sourced wood and completely non-toxic, Accoya is a revolution in wood technology. And with TRADA approval for the 15mm profile when used as an external cladding product, it’s the perfect[…]

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Accoya

Accoya® chosen as the ideal wood for an Orangery in Birmingham

Accoya was selected as the ideal wood for the custom fabricated windows and doors of this orangery, designed and crafted by Midland Conservatories. As a company, Midland Conservatories make a range of high end windows, doors, conservatories & orangeries. Increasingly, Midland Conservatories have found that they have been asked to use Accoya more throughout their[…]

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eco friendly wood protection

External wood solution for all needs

OrganoWood® is the latest name in sustainable wood protection and is building a reputation amongst architects, professionals and end users as the external wood treatment of choice for a number of different applications. Offering three leading products – OrganoWood® 01 Protection, OrganoWood® 02 Repellent and OrganoWood® 03 Cleaner – OrganoWood has developed a product for[…]

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Garnica Plywood

New plywood guaranteed to be popular for James Latham

As the UK’s biggest independent distributor of panel products and timber, James Latham has announced the latest addition to its portfolio, a new range of Poplar Plywood. Responsibly sourced and ethically verified, this new range of plywood, which is both PEFC and FSC certified, is being supplied by Spanish processing giant Garnica and for distribution[…]

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rainscreen cladding

The Future House

This is how Scadinavian design looks like. This family home is a perfect combination of energy efficiency, sustainability, comfort and design. Developed by Ovaform Arkitekterne, the “future house” combines natural materials to get the highest efficiency. The natural slate rainscreen cladding system named CUPACLAD® has an extremely low heat transfer coefficient, and in combination with[…]

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Ecxobuild

Kemper System Showcases Complete Sustainable Roofing Solutions at Ecobuild 2017

KEMPER SYSTEM manufacture KEMPEROL® liquid roofing and waterproofing systems for the long-term protection of roofs buildings and critical structures.  At Ecobuild 2017, our roofing products continue to address the question: What is sustainability? Our proposition at Ecobuild is all about sustainability with KEMPEROL® 2K-PUR cold applied liquid waterproofing leading the way. When we talk about[…]

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Accoya® chosen for French windows & doors at a country home in Bath

Designed and manufactured by Bath Bespoke, Accoya was selected for the windows and French windows and doors throughout this stunning country home on the outskirts of Bath. All the windows and doors were completely bespoke and crafted using traditional methods by the team at Bath Bespoke. Working closely with their clients and their selected architects,[…]

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Redland Cambrian Slate

Redland courts success with Cambrian Slate

When the team at Forster Roofing first realised that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s building in Glasgow was the ideal showcase for its integrated roofing and solar service, they also realised that Redland’s lightweight Cambrian Slates were perfect for the project. The commission to install solar panels on a sensitive, fully operational building[…]

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Accoya Acetylated Wood

Accoya® cladding scores full marks at performing arts school

High performing school choses Accoya for cladding Impressive sustainability credentials and BREEAM rating key to specification Over 1200m2 of Accoya used throughout project in SE England Accoya®, the world-leading modified wood, has been used to clad a new creative centre at one of the UK’s highest performing schools. Pipers Corner School, an independent day school[…]

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