All Specifier articles – Page 4

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    Housing ventilation: Bit of an air con


    In the race to build ever more airtight homes, it appears that housebuilders are sacrificing air quality, with some 95% of new dwellings failing Part F ventilation standards

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    Design Council boss steps down


    Design Council chief executive David Kester to stand down after nine years - move comes a year after merger with Cabe

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    Kingspan insulation collection scheme: Waste away

    05 April 2012

    Kingspan has piloted an insulation collection scheme in Dudley that aims to help contractors edge closer to their zero-waste-to-landfill targets

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    Special report: Building envelopes


    Upgrading a facade not only brings aesthetic benefits, it can help extend the building’s life and improve environmental performance. Here we look at facade systems that can be installed with minimal disturbance and, crucially, do not require a building to be vacated. Andy Pearson reports

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    Designing a dancefloor: Ramboll's new moves


    When Ramboll was faced with the problem of designing a lightweight, long-span floor capable of withstanding the combined weight of a school dance class, it needed to come up with some exciting new moves … Building reports

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    Movers and makers 23 March 2012: Flooring


    A round up of the latest news from flooring manufacturers

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    London Design Review panel launched


    Design Council Cabe unveils new offer to private sector and London boroughs as part of shift to self-funding consultancy

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    Movers & makers: Education


    A round-up of news from manufacturers including Portakabin and Kingspan Insulation

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    The University of Bradford: The stuff of BREEAM


    For a university to have one building with an unprecedented 95% BREEAM score is impressive, but to have two suggests it really knows what it is doing. Building examined Bradford’s Sustainability and Enterprise Centre to find out its secret

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    Kitchen design for the over 65s: Older and wiser


    The number of over 65-year-olds is growing fast and kitchen designers are having to adapt fittings to meet their particular needs. Building looks at the ingredients of ‘inclusive design’

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    Cladding the Dorchester extension: The rich kid next door


    When you’re building a hotel for the young and fabulously wealthy, bronze cladding may not sound excessive, but it was still proving beyond the means of the team behind the Dorchester’s new extension project - until they discovered a spray-applied alternative … Building reports

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    Raindrops keep falling: The Oxford Natural History Museum's leaking roof


    The Oxford Natural History Museum has been plagued by water dripping through its roof since its completion but after years of buckets and botched jobs one architect has finally solved the problem. Building finds out how you fix a 154-year-old leak

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    A lot to live up to: Building houses that meet predicted energy use


    The gap between a house’s predicted energy use and actual performance has been comprehensively panned. Building meets three developers who reckon their projects will show that low carbon on paper can mean low carbon in practice

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    Quadruple glazing: Fancy a fourth layer?


    It’s winter and our thoughts turn to keeping warm by any means necessary. Is quadruple glazing the solution? Thomas Lane peeks out from behind his curtains to ask the experts

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    Flood-proof house: Home and dry


    Would you build a house on the Norfolk Broads, one of the most flood-prone areas of the UK? LSI Architects did and its sophisticated design meant getting the project through planning was plain sailing.

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    Cladding: Facing the future


    The cladding market is being tested by the influx of new regulations and cost pressures. The good news is that facades can now be designed on a more human scale, says Stephen Ledbetter, director of the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology

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    Zero carbon housing using underfloor thermal heat stores


    When you’ve got houses and flats on a tiny plot, no room to store fuel and little roof space, finding a zero-carbon heating solution is tricky. One team went underground to find the answer

  • Specifier products

    Thin joint lintels


    Catnic has introduced a selection of lintels suitable for use with thin joint masonry called CTJ90

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    Insulated wall panels


    Kingspan Curvewall architectural exterior insulated wall panels have been used in a student hall of residence in Dundee

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    Movers & makers: Education


    This week’s news from education products manufacturers