• New flooring guide from The Specifier’s Guide

    New flooring guide from The Specifier’s Guide

    The Specifier’s Guide to Flooring has launched in the UK. Officially unveiled at Shaw Contract’s showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week, the new ‘definitive guide’ will provide a specification tool for architects, designers, facilities managers and specifiers on all aspects of flooring. Exploring key materials, from carpet to vinyl, ancillary products and accessories (and everything in-between)

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  • Future proofing Adare Manor with Schlüter-Systems

    Future proofing Adare Manor with Schlüter-Systems

    Schlüter-Systems provided underfloor heating and waterproofing solutions to Adare Manor, in collaboration with architects ReardonSmith and main contractor John Paul Construction. Schlüter-Systems used its specialist technical knowledge and a number of key product solutions to minimise floor build-up and guarantee complete waterproofing provision in the refurbishment of one of Ireland’s most magnificent country houses, Adare

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  • Timeless French design from Kährs

    Timeless French design from Kährs

    Kährs has introduced a new timeless ‘French Pattern’ hard flooring design, in two luxurious tones, to its range of sustainable wood floors. The classic design features a modern twist, an engineered plank format, which improves install time and efficiency in comparison to a traditional ‘French Pattern’ floor. With a modern engineered format, the new designs

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  • Sustainability, a hot topic for Vasco

    Sustainability, a hot topic for Vasco

    The VASCO name is synonymous with sustainability, having won a number of design awards for its 100 per cent recycled, energy-efficient, aluminium radiators; including the Red Dot Design Award and the Ecodesign PRO award. The production of raw aluminium is both extremely expensive and damaging to the environment and so VASCO consciously opts to not

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  • Double appointment for Bakerhicks ’ building services team

    Double appointment for Bakerhicks ’ building services team

    BakerHicks, the multidisciplinary design and engineering company, has appointed two senior executives to its Building Services team. James Chorley and Graham Furness take on the newly created roles of Head of Mechanical and Head of Electrical respectively.

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  • Advantages of Guardian Glass

    Advantages of Guardian Glass

    Guardian Glass in Europe introduces Glass Analytics, improving the ability of European users to demonstrate the advantages of high performance glass in building facades. With Glass Analytics, users have access to a single online platform hosting an array of calculation and visualisation tools, including comprehensive configuration analysis, acoustic calculations, photo-realistic rendering, Building Information Modelling (BIM),

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  • Open plan airflow at Uber with Gilberts

    Open plan airflow at Uber with Gilberts

    For a recent project on Uber’s European Centre of Excellence, Gilberts developed an advanced draught-free solution to the refurbishment and refit, using air movement principles more commonly employed in aircraft and Formula 1 engineering. Architects Healy & Partners designed a contemporary work space for the software house’s premises in Limerick, with the open ‘feel’ extending

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  • Grade II Listed education gets Selectaglaze treatment

    Grade II Listed education gets Selectaglaze treatment

    Selectaglaze has recently helped Jesus College, University of Cambridge to improve its sustainability. In 2014 the College embarked on the West Court development by purchasing the Grade II Listed buildings belonging to its neighbour, Wesley House. The College wished to refurbish the Grade II Listed building to make it heat efficient and sustainable, while also

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  • Collaborative conversations at Clerkenwell, hosted by Mapei

    Collaborative conversations at Clerkenwell, hosted by Mapei

    Building a collaborative team environment is an ethos inherent to Mapei’s culture, a principle that was showcased again this year at Clerkenwell Design Week. For a second year, Mapei UK worked closely with established Clerkenwell architecture practice, Harper Downie Architects, to present ‘Conversations at Clerkenwell in partnership with Mapei’. The installation embraced the special character

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