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New Cross Joints by Dural

New Cross Joints by Dural | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Movement accommodation is a serious consideration for architects and installers when laying hard flooring. Heated floors, large format tiles and difficult substrates all put extra stress on tiled flooring. A major challenge in managing these stresses occurs when a subfloor design creates a need for surface movement joints to intersect. Creating a required four-way junction…
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Vent-Axia Supports Noise Action Week

Vent-Axia Supports Noise Action Week | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Leading British fan manufacturer Vent-Axia is delighted to be supporting Noise Action Week (23-28 May 2016), which is coordinated by Environmental Protection UK. Sound levels are an important comfort issue for households with nuisance noise causing unnecessary stress in the home. Vent-Axia is therefore committed to reducing sound levels in its products to help create…
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Building Better with BIM

Building Better with BIM | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
By-lined Article by Steve Thompson, MD of EOS Facades The digital age is evolving. We are constantly adapting technology in order to enhance all aspects of the modern world. We have changed the way we socialise, the way we travel and the way we work in order to integrate the latest technology in our everyday…
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Kemper System answers towering challenge in New York

Kemper System answers towering challenge in New York | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Kemper System’s Kemperol 2K-PUR cold liquid applied membrane has been used as the waterproofing system for the tallest building in the Western hemisphere: the 1,776ft One World Trade Centre in New York. Rising to 104 storeys and constructed in a $3.9 billion project lasting more than a decade, the One World Trade Centre, also known…
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Specifier Select

Specifier Select | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Specifier Select is a building products resource for specifiers, showcasing the latest building products, projects, services, company profiles/announcement and events. 

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Achieving the impossible with Sika Sarnafil

Achieving the impossible with Sika Sarnafil | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
  In a complex new build roofing project that was deemed almost impossible, Contour Roofing stepped up to the challenge with a Sika Sarnafil membrane to achieve truly stunning results. 32 Ewart Grove, a Paul Simon Homes residential development minutes from Wood Green tube station, required a high-performance roof with a striking aesthetic result to…
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Herschel is helping to change the way people and buildings are heated

Herschel is helping to change the way people and buildings are heated | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
As the UK’s leader in far infrared heating, Herschel is helping to change the way people and buildings are heated. William Herschel discovered infrared in 1800 and, today, Herschel is building on his legacy by pioneering the use of infrared to provide heat in more efficient, effective, stylish and comfortable ways than many traditional forms…
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Cembrit BBA certified slates provide natural finish to new housing development

Cembrit BBA certified slates provide natural finish to new housing development | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Jutland, smooth and Zeeland, textured BBA certified fibre cement slates from Cembrit, have demonstrated their versatility, design and performance features on a stylish, nature-inspired housing development in the seaside town of Weymouth. Pemberly consists of 176 houses, townhouses, apartments and bungalows, varying from one bedroom to four bedrooms in size.  While the development is centrally…
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Kier Construction installs ROCKWOOL at its HQ in Cambridge

Kier Construction installs ROCKWOOL at its HQ in Cambridge | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Due to ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation providing acoustic, thermal and fire-resistance properties, Kier Group specified a combination of ROCKWOOL flat roofing solutions on its new headquarters in Cambridge. Kier Group is a leading property, residential, construction and services group, which invests in, builds, maintains and renews buildings operating across many sectors, including housing, defence, education,…
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Versatility is key with fully reversible hinge from Yale and Sealco

Versatility is key with fully reversible hinge from Yale and Sealco | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
A new fully reversible hinge from Yale – exclusively distributed in the UK by Sealco – brings maximum versatility in installation and ease of stocking thanks to its unique patented dual function restrictor. The Yale Revolution Window Hinge can be switched between anti-blowback and easy close functions depending on customer requirements.  As a result, a…
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Charity’s rejuvenation project uses striking Brett Landscaping solution to draw footfall to Hull “Old Town” Centre

Charity’s rejuvenation project uses striking Brett Landscaping solution to draw footfall to Hull “Old Town” Centre | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Hull Trinity House, a charitable organisation which has served seafarers and their families in the area for over 600 years, has successfully regenerated part of Hull’s Old Town, using hard-landscaping materials supplied by Brett Landscaping. With an inspiring colour spectrum and capacity for creativity, products from the Alpha Antique block paving range were considered the perfect…
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James Latham applauds one billion tree planting initiative

James Latham applauds one billion tree planting initiative | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
KTI (Kutai Timber Industries) which supplies James Latham with Flamebreak door blanks has received an award from the Indonesian Government for playing its part in a one billion tree planting initiative. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Indonesia (MoEF) established the award last year for businesses, entrepreneurs, universities, community organisations and individuals who contribute…
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The best football stadiums that were never built

The best football stadiums that were never built | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
The world of football stadia would be a far more picturesque set-up had these designs from shiny waterfront arenas to weird volcanic exteriors been realised
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RCM Report Expansion and Growth

RCM Report Expansion and Growth | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
RCM are delighted to announce an outstanding start to 2016 – with the business hitting a £1million turnover for the month of January, with February and March building on this success - achieving in excess of the million mark over consecutive months. This milestone is an indicator of the improved business performance achieved through targeted…
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The world's most bizarre properties revealed

The world's most bizarre properties revealed | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Here, MailOnline Travel features some of the most bizarre properties from around the world, including a house on a 131ft rock in Georgia and another balanced on a tiny outcrop in a Serbian river.
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Sika Sarnafil specified for roof refurb at two of London’s biggest tourist attractions

Sika Sarnafil specified for roof refurb at two of London’s biggest tourist attractions | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
The National Gallery and the Science Museum - two of London’s major and iconic visitor attractions - have benefitted from a planned roof maintenance programme, using Sika Sarnafil membranes and specialist contractor, Delomac Roofing. Working with the National Gallery since 1995, a programme of roof replacement and thermal upgrading has seen in excess of 12,000sq…
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Sleek, streamlined drainage design for wetrooms is seamless with Geberit CleanLine

Sleek, streamlined drainage design for wetrooms is seamless with Geberit CleanLine | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Open-plan and wetroom style showering areas are a popular option among architects and designers looking to create a luxurious and spacious finish in bathrooms of all sizes. Designed specifically for such situations, the new Geberit CleanLine shower channel has an elegant design that can be cut to length on site. Available in three designs, the…
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The fairytale Dutch village that exists without roads or cars

The fairytale Dutch village that exists without roads or cars | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
The idyllic Giethoorn in the Netherlands has no roads or cars, and the only access to the area's quaint houses and public buildings are by beautiful canals and over 176 wooden arch bridges.
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Reynaers invests in Top Gear day for architects

Reynaers invests in Top Gear day for architects | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Reynaers’ R-Cuisine, a series of exclusive events for specifiers, has kicked off again this year in spectacular style. Continuing on from last year’s R-Cuisine, this year Reynaers is holding six events over the spring and summer. Each event will see guests taken to the Top Gear race track to take part in the 'Star in…
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Continuous ribbon balconies require effective thermal insulation

Continuous ribbon balconies require effective thermal insulation | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
  The Chiswick Point development, at Bollo Lane, in West London, is a £20m contemporary mixed-use residential scheme offering 124 one, two and three bedroom residential apartments, including three penthouses.  The apartments are either south facing single aspect, or dual aspect with some even enjoying a triple aspect.    A sustainable approach was important, with all…
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Easi-Dec provides safe access system for low-level roofs

Easi-Dec provides safe access system for low-level roofs | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Easi-Dec, the working at height safety specialist, has developed a Low Level Roof Edge Protection system to provide a cost and time effective alternative to scaffolding.  Designed to provide safe access and edge protection, contractors can now be confident in accessing low level rooftops such as single garage roofs or on a collection flat roof…
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Advanced Chosen To Protect Tyne and Wear Metro

Advanced Chosen To Protect Tyne and Wear Metro | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
The Tyne and Wear Metro system, widely considered the first modern light railway system in the UK, is being protected by intelligent fire systems from Advanced after the industry-leading manufacturer provided it with new fire alarm panels. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, upgraded fire panels at 50 locations on the system,…
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Vent-Axia’s Sentinel Kinetic Advance Commended at The Energy Show 2016

Vent-Axia’s Sentinel Kinetic Advance Commended at The Energy Show 2016 | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Vent-Axia is delighted to have been commended at the Energy Show 2016 Product of the Show Awards in Dublin, Ireland. The company gained recognition in the Best Energy Efficient Product category of the awards for its unique, best in class Sentinel Kinetic Advance Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery unit. Organised by Sustainable Energy Authority of…
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Vicaima turn on design flair at Electricity House

Vicaima turn on design flair at Electricity House | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Vicaima innovative door designs have been featured prominently in a landmark city centre project for Crest Nicholson, which sees a modern apartment complex created in a former 1930’s iconic utility building. Electricity House has stood at the very heart of Bristol City centre since its construction in the late 1930’s and was perhaps best known…
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The New Way of Doing Things the Old Way

The New Way of Doing Things the Old Way | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
Installing and replacing mortar bedded ridges and hips is easy with the Redland Mortar Bedded Fixing Kit, a complete pack to mechanically fix ridges and hips when a traditional aesthetic is required. Designed to assist roofing contractors the fixing kit enables installers to maintain a traditional mortar aesthetic, whilst still complying with BS 5534 and…
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Inside Prince's Caribbean bolthole (and it could be yours for $12m)

Inside Prince's Caribbean bolthole (and it could be yours for $12m) | Architecture, Design & Innovation | Scoop.it
The Purple Rain singer's idyllic retreat on the island of Providenciales, in the Turks and Caicos, has a main villa, two-storey guest house and a separate residence for staff.
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