All articles by Thomas Lane – Page 12

  • Features

    Movers and makers: Flooring

    2011-03-25T00:00:00Z

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    Sheppard Robson on flooring specification

    2011-03-25T00:00:00Z

    Environmental considerations are crucial when specifying flooring. Building talks to Evolution, the sustainability team at architect Sheppard Robson about how the industry can minimise environmental impact

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    What does watering down zero carbon mean for the industry ?

    2011-03-23T16:28:00Z

    Allowing housebuilders off the hook of having to find green energy to power homes appliances looks like a gift to the industry. But is it?

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    Were Japan's defences up to it?

    2011-03-18T00:00:00Z

    Buildings in Japan withstood the earthquake well, but were no match for the tsunami that ensued

  • News

    Movers and makers: Healthcare

    2011-03-11T00:00:00Z

    This week’s news from healthcare manufacturers

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    East London Line big winner at Civil Engineering Awards

    2011-03-11T00:00:00Z

    The awards took place last Friday honouring the civil engineers that make London run - from infrastructure, to buildings to the protection offered by the Thames Barrier.

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    Nightingale Associates on healthcare specification

    2011-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Public sector cuts and government proposals to hand healthcare commissioning to GPs means these are interesting times for healthcare specialist architects. Building talks to Mike Nightingale, founder of Nightingale Associates

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    Government reveals subsidies for renewable heat technologies

    2011-03-10T12:12:00Z

    The Department of climate change announces details of the renewable heat incentive which will take effect in the middle of next year

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    Sliding window system

    2011-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Aluminium fenestration specialist Sapa Building Systems supplied its Dualslide sliding window system for a housing refurbishment in Fulham, west London. The £1.6m contract was carried out by fabricator and installer Hazlemere Windows. Dualslide is available in horizontal and vertical formats and was supplied with a bespoke interlock detail to allow ...

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    Internal insulation

    2011-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Kingspan Kooltherm insulation has been used to reduce heat loss through the walls of four terraced houses in Page Hall, Sheffield. The empty homes were chosen by the council as demonstration projects to show local people what could be done to improve the energy performance of small, solid-walled terraced housing. ...

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    Historic refurbishment

    2011-02-11T00:00:00Z

    More than 6,400 Welsh slates have been used to recover 600m 2 of roof on a 14th century mansion in Salford, Greater Manchester. The Heather Blue slates from Welsh Slate’s Penrhyn quarry in North Wales were used as part of a £6.3m refurbishment of the grade 1 listed Ordsall ...

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    Hard landscaping

    2011-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Landscaping specialist Marshalls has announced six new products. These include Coach House walling which is intended to create a historical look and complements the firm’s Coach House paving range. Natural stone includes Indian Black Limestone which the company says is ethically sourced and sorted by hand for the best colour ...

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    Exterior repainting

    2011-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Dulux paint products were used for the exterior repainting of seven blocks of flats in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. The blocks range in height from 16 to 21storeys so council housing manager Rochdale Boroughwide Housing wanted a solution that would last for many years. Rendered panels between the windows on each ...

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    Refurb: Comparing Passivhaus and Decent Homes

    2011-02-11T00:00:00Z

    The government’s target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 means that housebuilders need to implement changes, starting now. But with so many ways to reduce emissions in new and existing homes, how do you decide which regulations to follow?

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    The Midland Grand at London St Pancras: A touch of class

    2011-02-11T00:00:00Z

    George Gilbert Scott’s Victorian gothic masterpiece, the Midland Grand at London St Pancras, is about to reopen as a five-star hotel after a painstaking restoration. The result is stunning

  • News

    Energy-rated box sash

    2011-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Mumford Wood’s double-glazed box sash window range has achieved a British Standards Institution A rating for its energy performance. Called Conservation, the range is designed to replicate the look of the original windows in older properties while offering good energy performance. The company says the range has an ...

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    Doorsets fit for the barbican

    2011-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Doorsets from Urban Edge, part of Leaderflush Shapland, have been used for a project on the Barbican Estate which involved converting the former London Business School into flats. The grade II-listed building at Frobisher Crescent was originally intended as flats when the Barbican was built in the fifties. When the ...

  • Features

    Roofing battens

    2011-02-08T12:17:00Z

    John Brash JB-RED roofing battens were used on BRE’s refurbishment of a Victorian stable block at its Garston site near Watford

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    Standardised schools: Here’s one we made earlier

    2011-02-04T00:00:00Z

    Thanks to a streamlined procurement and design process, councils can now choose a school from a brochure and get it delivered in just 13 months. Is this a revolution in the classroom

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    Blackfriars station: Pulling out the stops

    2011-01-28T00:00:00Z

    Blackfriars station is being rebuilt on a bridge right over the River Thames. With a four-lane road to the north, live railway lines on all sides and the river below, it’s not the easiest site on which to deliver a complex project. So how was it done? Thomas Lane buys ...