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INFORMATIVE ARTICLES FROM BUILDING PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS 

Recycling

Down in the dumps with recycling

After a trip to the tip, Ellina Webb ponders over the trivial topic of recycling to uncover if 70% of waste really can be recycled or reused in some way. This weekend I finally decided to clear out some of the clutter which has been gathering in the spare room ...
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Cavity Trays

Arches, Cavity Walls & Pinch Points

Rain blown against a cavity wall will gradually permeate the exterior masonry skin and gravitate downwardly. Where the cavity wall incorporates an arched opening, the downward flow is interrupted and water is prevented from permeating in and around the arch opening by a preformed DPC cavitray known as the Type ...
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staircase

Sculptural Staircases

A defining feature that sets the tone of the space and bridges the gap between separate floors and living areas, the staircase isn’t just a structural necessity but an opportunity to be creative and make a statement. Understanding the importance of the staircase in establishing the unique design identity of ...
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Vent-Axia Welcomes Healthy Homes and Buildings White Paper

Vent-Axia Welcomes Healthy Homes and Buildings White Paper

Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is delighted to welcome the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Healthy Homes and Buildings’ White Paper Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings, published on 24 October 2018. The White Paper makes clear recommendations to the Government on how it can ...
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open plan

Controlling comfort in an open plan office

Whilst there’s no such thing as a typical building, are there standard control strategies that can be adopted for open plan offices? Controls expert Scott McGavin investigates. I’ve had conversations with customers asking for the best, single controls strategy to adopt for an open plan office but the challenge here ...
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Quarterre

Quarterre Car Designers Look At Sustainable House Design

Coming back from the summer break with recharged batteries and a suitcase full of souvenirs and good intentions, September always seems to do its best to challenge this with a tsunami of shows. For myself and my colleagues at Quarterre, a transport and product design studio based in London, this ...
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R32

The Top 5 things about R32

So, what are the top 5 things you need to know about R32? There’s been a lot of talk about R32 in the air conditioning world over the past few years, but if you haven’t yet installed a piece of R32 kit, what’s it all about? If you have fitted ...
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IPCC

Act Now idiots say Greenpeace on climate change

by Russell Jones ~ Communications Manager at Mitsubishi Electric With the launch of a new IPCC Report into the urgency behind tackling climate change, Russell Jones looks behind the headline-grabbing use of the word ‘idiot’ and explores what is being done and what can be done. So it really is scarily ...
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architects

New research reveals architects’ nearly nine year itch

8 years and 8 months is average time, post qualification, to go it alone Architects tend to set up their own practice eight years and eight months on average after qualification, according to new research by small business insurance broker, PolicyBee. The findings are taken from a recent survey carried ...
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Green Roofs

What are the opportunities for retrofitting Green Roofs in the UK?

In the UK, (and probably mainly in London), there has been a growing trend towards retrofitting buildings with green roofs.  However, not all buildings are suitable for retrofitting and it is currently an unknown quantity as to the actual amount of buildings that have the potential to be retrofitted. Green ...
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Ultra Quiet Ecodan air source heat pumps

Top 10 #FAQ about air source heat pumps

The future of heating in the UK is renewable but many have still not heard of a heat pump so product specialist, Max Halliwell, looks at the top 10 most frequently asked questions. The government has put its backing behind air source heat pumps as the future of sustainable heating ...
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IQ®VISION

Meeting the university challenge

​Studying for a degree is an expensive business and rising tuition fees have heightened expectations amongst students, as well as the parents and carers who help fund their education. Students are no longer prepared to tolerate semi-derelict rental properties with shared showers; en-suite bathrooms, flatscreen TVs and leather sofas are ...
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