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Specifier Review

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INFORMATIVE ARTICLES FROM BUILDING PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS AND INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS 

 

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Pushing the boundaries with composite panels

Danny Phelan, Sales Manager of Panel Systems, looks at how architectural panels are increasingly being selected for their aesthetics, as part of creating iconic buildings. “Innovation in materials and ...
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Partnership Pays

Partnership Pays

Ian Bailey, Managing Director of Bailey Artform, specialists in design-led street furniture, talks about the need for architects and suppliers to work in partnership to overcome the challenges of the ...
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Rainwater Systems – Repair or Replace?

In this article, Mark Bruchez, Technical Director at roof waterproofing specialists Kemper System, argues that failed guttering can usually be repaired rather than replaced - and that the result is ...
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Pitched Green Roofs – A Modern Design Element

Pitched Green Roofs – A Modern Design Element

More and more frequently pitched green roofs are being seen as providing an important visual design element for modern buildings. There are widespread advantages in specifying green roofs, such as ...
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Easi-Dec

Working towards safer solar panel installation

After several months of uncertainty, the Feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme has now started to provide the solar industry with some sense of stability. This certainty is likely to bring back ...
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Why rainwater harvesting is becoming a necessity

Why rainwater harvesting is becoming a necessity

Author: Marcus Bicknell Of Rainwater Harvesting Ltd  With The Environment Agency And Defra Declaring Much Of Southern And Eastern England Officially In A State Of Drought, There Has Never Been ...
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Learning a lesson

Mark Glitherow of Trend Controls explains how obtaining the financial resources to install a building energy management system (BEMS) in an educational establishment may be easier than you think. With ...
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Lumen Rooflight

The definitive guide to rooflights

Paul Trace from Lumen Rooflight offers some practical guidance to help you choose the right product for your project. Choosing the right rooflight for your property The rooflight, ...
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Glendyne

The Great Slate Debate

Roofing material matters and the specification issues can be confusing, so Ged Ferris, Marketing Manager at slates and cladding specialist, Cembrit, is on hand to offer guidance.   ...
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Glazed interior door

Shedding new light on door design

Glazed interior doors can make a real difference to rooms and corridors, whether by providing clear visibility for safe access or to add a touch of designer flare to an ...
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PVC-U recycling in windows

PVC-U recycling in windows

The ‘R’ Word VEKA plc Sales & Marketing Director Colin Torley says the road to acceptance of recycled windows was not an easy one. Not many years ago, no prestige ...
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The built environment - biodiversity and ecosystems - A guide for planners, architects and businesses

The built environment – biodiversity and ecosystems – A guide for planners, architects and businesses

Biodiversity loss is a greater threat to the world, right now, than climate change. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) claims that the loss and extinction of species ...
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Hochiki

The shape of things to come

With its cost and time saving attributes, off-site modular construction has seen tremendous growth in the last few years. Andrew Dickinson of Hochiki Europe examines how the fire detection industry ...
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