In this issue, we bring you news on lower emissions in new homes, multi-functional glass, sliding versus bifold, and more...

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Multi-functional glass

The conversation around fire safety glass tends to focus on fire protection alone. However as Andy Lake of Pyroguard explains, when specified correctly, this glass can be combined with other products to create a multi-functional system that offers so much more. In an industry with high expectations, architects and specifiers are often looking for ways.... Read more...
Published 17/02/2021 via

Reinforcing the message

William McDowell of Hambleside Danelaw puts the case for why GRP rooflights in metal roofing systems can help solve the many problems such as light levels that face architects when designing industrial buildings. Think rooflights and you might think of glass or even polycarbonate. But when it comes to specifying rooflights for metal roofing systems in modern.... Read more...
Published 15/02/2021 via

Sliding versus bifold

Edward Stobart of ID Systems looks at how recent trends in residential glazing are affecting the sliding versus bifold doors debate. For the past two decades, the trends in home design and customer demand have seen significant shifts when it comes to glazing requirements. While the same can be said for commercial buildings and even public sector projects, the trends have been even more obvious and more varied.... Read more...
Published 15/02/2021 via

Getting brickwork right

Sean Wilkins of the Brick Development Association gives specification, design and workmanship tips that will ensure that your brickwork is successful. Despite being used for thousands of years with evidence of their use in the UK dating back to the time of the Roman Empire, clay bricks remain a fundamental ingredient in the construction.... Read more...
Published 21/01/2021 via

New homes required to have 31 per cent lower emissions from 2021

New homes constructed from this year onwards will be expected to produce 31 per cent lower carbon emissions in preparation for the 2025 Future Homes Standard, the Government has announced following the completion of its consultation. New homes will be required to have “low carbon heating” and to be “zero carbon ready” by 2025.... Read more...
Published 20/01/2021 via

MVRDV completes their second Bvlgari facade at flagship store in Bangkok

Bangkok now has a Bvlgari flagship store with a façade designed by MVRDV. Located in the IconSiam department store – one of the largest malls in Asia – the project is the second in a series of facades designed by MVRDV for the luxury brand, following a store in Kuala Lumpur that opened in 2018. The Bangkok store opened last year with a spectacular party.... Read more...
Published 18/01/2021 via

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