Hotter shoes start off on the right foot with moisture mapping

The waterproofing on the roof of footwear manufacturer Hotter Shoes’ head office and manufacturing facility in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire had exceeded its serviceable life and begun experiencing significant water ingress, requiring urgent remedial work. Prior to any work commencing on... View Article

Kemper System takes centre stage at Greenwich Theatre

When the roof of a popular London theatre was no longer watertight, cold-applied liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, provided the ideal solution. Roofing contractors, Capitol Roofing Co Ltd of Blackheath in Greenwich, specified Kemperol 2K-PUR to refurbish the existing 500 sq. m asphalt... View Article

Top marks for Encasement at Manor Lodge School

The construction of a new sports hall and theatre at Manor Lodge School in Shenley, Hertfordshire is using 70 semi-circular ‘Circa’ column casings from Encasement to conceal structural steel work around the perimeter of the building’s interior to provide a... View Article

Door closer assures safer schools

UK designed and manufactured, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers deliver a host of benefits for educational learning and accommodation buildings. Meeting all relevant fire performance and accessibility requirements, Powermatic door closers also help to create safer buildings and reduce maintenance... View Article

Forbo’s new Flotex Planks: a choice not a compromise

As modular formats continue to increase in popularity, Forbo Flooring Systems has developed a new Flotex Plank collection, allowing users to create stunning, contemporary floor designs for areas where safety, hygiene and well-being are priorities. Combining the comfort of carpet,... View Article

Artists impressions that impress

Creating high quality, photo-realistic artist’s impressions is now a key part of the integrated marketing packages offered by Publicity Services, one of the country’s leading construction industry marketing agencies. Using specialised computer software, the company’s design studio creates high end... View Article

AET FlexTouch controller now with CO² mode control

AET Flexible Space, leading provider of Under Floor Air Conditioning systems offers the FlexTouch controller to allow enhanced indoor environment control for occupant users and facilities managers. Available in black or white, the FlexTouch controllers are proving a popular option... View Article

Kalwall creates healthy shelter

Around eight million people a year are expected to be sheltering under Kalwall at the beautifully-designed new bus station at West Croydon. Designed by Transport for London Architects, this is an unusual example of how translucent Kalwall can offer many... View Article

Kemperol cures roof ailments at Poole Hospital

Kemper System’s Kemperol 2K-PUR solvent-free and odourless waterproofing membrane has been used to refurbish the roof of Poole Hospital’s outpatient department, ensuring that the project avoided any odours that could become a nuisance to staff and patients in the unit... View Article

Stanley Dura-Care doors for Spire Hartswood Hospital

Five Stanley Dura-Care 7500 telescopic sliding doors have been installed by Axis Automatic Entrance Systems at the Spire Hartswood Private Hospital in Brentwood Essex. Halliday Meecham Architects were looking to replace timber doors on the five patient ‘pods’ used in... View Article

Studor has a million on its mind

Drainage ventilation expert Studor is on target to supply more than one million of its products worldwide this year. Studor is the market leader for Air Admittance Valves (AAVs) and other specialist drainage ventilation products. It supplies customers through its... View Article

Tough, pale and interesting

The client wanted a light, non-yellowing natural surface to the oak floors in this London property. To deliver the required effect, a combination of Bona White primer and Bona Traffic Natural polyurethane lacquer was applied. Depending upon how many coats... View Article

Simpson launches BIM Library

Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is pleased to announce that a wide range of high quality Building Information Modelling (BIM) content is now freely available for download from its website. Hundreds of 2D & 3D Revit files containing item... View Article

Understanding thin polymer modified floating screeds

Traditional sand/cement floating screeds are suitable for application at a minimum thickness of 75mm for heavy and medium duty screed applications (Category A & B) and at a minimum thickness of 65mm for light duty residential use (Category C), see... View Article

Keeping children safe from falling roof tiles

With storms and gale force winds now becoming more prevalent than ever the risk of damage to roofs continues to grow. Exposed locations are particularly susceptible to tiles and slates becoming dislodged or broken creating potential danger to those passing... View Article