In this issue, we bring you news on LED lettering, timber vs composite decking, moisture management, and more.

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Statement architecture

An award-winning mixed-use project in Munich features 5 metre high LED lettering and an industrially-inspired design that reflects the site’s heritage. Jonathan Schuster, project leader at MVRDV, speaks to Jack Wooler. WERK12 is a mixed-use office, culture and entertainment complex in Germany’s third-largest city, designed by MVRDV with playful.... Read more...
Published 07/06/2021 via

Get it right on the tiles

If you are looking to specify a tiled floor, it is crucial to understand what preparation is required to ensure that new or existing floor substrates are suitable. Stuart Ross of BAL looks at the different likely substrates, and the steps that need to be taken before tiling. Floating floors are typically those not attached to a rigid substrate, so for example a tongue and groove or.... Read more...
Published 07/06/2021 via

Timber or composite?

Deciding on the best decking option for your garden makeover can be challenging. Tony Hobbs of Southern Sheeting offers some advice to help you choose. The trend for durable and premium wood plastic composite (WPC) decking is now firmly established in the UK, and continues to gather momentum. It has also been a big hit in markets.... Read more...
Published 21/05/2021 via

Why choose composite decking?

Felicity Hodgkinson of Ecodek explores the benefits Wood polymer composite decking can offer to developers and home buyers alike. ‘Kerb appeal’ is a well-used phrase in this industry, and creating an aesthetically attractive facade with an eye-catching front garden and driveway is key to enticing home buyers through the front door.... Read more...
Published 13/05/2021 via

Making an impact on noise

Recent research links unwanted noise levels with a heightened risk of mental and physical health problems. Karen Wilding of Forbo Flooring Systems says this shows that architects must adopt tools and materials that mitigate these effects. Without effective management, unwanted levels of noise can pose a serious challenge across a wide.... Read more...
Published 12/05/2021 via

The versatility of timber

Scott McAndrew of ITW discusses why timber is not only sustainable, but can also offer desirable flexibility as well as crucial fire safety. Alot of information has been circulating about timber being a sustainable material, with fantastic initiatives such as Wood for Good and Time for Timber aiming to tackle high emissions in the construction industry.... Read more...
Published 15/04/2021 via

Moisture management in historic buildings

Lewis Proudfoot of Cliveden Conservation and committee member of the Building Limes Forum, discusses moisture management in historic buildings and why lime should be the default material for the repair of traditional structures. The challenge of maintaining and repairing historic or traditional buildings often comes down to how.... Read more...
Published 12/04/2021 via

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