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, 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
  • 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.