This week’s news from education products manufacturers
- Faber Blinds, a manufacturer of solar shading for the commercial, health, education and retail sectors, has launched a redesigned website, www.faberblinds.co.uk. The site showcases the firm’s range of internal and external blinds, including roller, venetian, vertical, pleated, blackout and rooflights for internal applications and roller, venetian, awning and brise-soleil options for external works.
- Icopal’s FormFlash, a lead replacement roofing product, has recently gained Secured by Design’s Police Preferred Specification accreditation. This is the first lead replacement roofing product to gain the quality standard. FormFlash is a waterproof material designed to replace traditional lead flashing, which has a high value and is often stolen from schools and churches.
- Foremans Relocatable Building Systems has published “A Guide to Expanding Teaching Accommodation”, which gives tips to help schools avoid common pitfalls that may occur managing a modular project. It is available from www.foremansbuildings.co.uk.
- A guide to ceiling and wall systems for educational buildings has been launched by Armstrong Ceilings. Armstrong, a member of the British Council for School Environments, has produced a three-tier education kit for architects and specifiers.
- BSRIA has published a guide called “Pitstopping - BSRIA’s reality checking process for Soft Landings”. Soft Landing is a process that aims to improve the post-occupancy performance of buildings. The guide outlines how design teams should periodically review critical design issues affecting building performance from the perspective
of the end user.