Apr 23

Window Technology – A Promise for the Future

Energy loss through windows can equal 10 per cent of a building’s energy consumption, so having the best technology in place can reduce energy needs and save a great deal of money at the same time. As building efficiency targets have become more ambitious, windows technology can help meet these targets. As part of the …

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Apr 18

The Most Famous Steel Buildings

Every once in a while architects manage to design and construct buildings that seriously impress everyone who’s lucky enough to pay them a visit. For structural reasons, most of these monsters are made from reinforced steel, which goes part of the way towards explaining why they’re so incredibly durable. With that in mind, today we’re …

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Mar 31

A Guide to Steel Coating Technologies

There are many different types of steel coating technologies available today and all are there to help protect the steel from corrosion and degradation. Let’s take a look at some of the different methods along with the pros and cons with regard to their usage in differing environments. Galvalume – Galvalume is an extremely popular …

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Mar 31

Overcoming the Practical Issues in the Development of Structural Glass Balustrades

It seems as though no modern building is complete these days without a staircase donned with a beautiful, sparkling glass balustrade. The attraction is easy to understand. They are not only stunning to look at, but they also cost significantly less than their wooden counterparts, and they are relatively easy to maintain. There are, however, …

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Jan 06

Which Part of L will work for us

Benjamin Franklin said “… in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. Had he lived at the beginning of this century he may have thrown in “… and a 20-25% increase in the carbon emissions standards under Part L of the Building Regulations”; because for a long time that …

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Dec 09

The Future of Planning may be Permitted

It took me a while to realise, but eventually I cottoned on that that my local planning authority was just a front for a small number of government departments headed by ministers, with a seemingly endless supply of civil (some not-so) servants, who, it would appear navigate between pillars and posts at the minister’s behest …

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