Cladding & Insulation

By Architecture, Design & Innovation | Showcasing the latest cladding & insulation projects.  Exploring innovative new technologies and solutions

Getting more from your space with Knauf AQUAPANEL®

Technology has drastically changed the face of the UK construction sector, bringing new materials and systems which have helped designers and …

Construction

Kemper System Delivers A Lesson In Flexibility At The University Of Warwick

Many of the buildings on the University of Warwick’s Gibbet Hill Campus were purpose-built when the University was first established more than 50 …

Home Improvement

Kempertherm Insulation

KEMPERTHERM® is a CFC- and HCFC-free, rigid PIR insulation board used as part of the Stratex warm roof system with a dense, closed cell structure …

As cladding tests go nationwide, controversies surrounding the Grenfell scandal just seem to get worse

In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, around 800 households have been evacuated from tower blocks in Camden, where possible cladding problems …

Radical Façades: 7 Modern Buildings Hidden Behind Decorative Screens

The following projects illuminate the many ways that decorative screens are used in various architectural traditions throughout the world. Although screen façades are nothing new, when incorporated into contemporary architecture, they can offer radical responses to modern design philosophies. In …

Hiding House: Confluence of Concrete, Timber and White Stained Cladding

A blend of open and private spaces coupled with a combination of materials and textures, the <b>Hiding House</b> in <b>Sydney</b>, Australia is all about combining …

Interior Design

Grenfell Tower fire: Government extends cladding testing after criticism of 100 per cent failure rate

The Government has announced it will extend its cladding testing programme in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, after facing heavy criticism that …

Grenfell Tower

Cladding tests offered to Northern Ireland's property owners

The Executive Office has announced that it is offering support to property owners, landlords, and managers across Northern Ireland to test the …

Striking and innovative façade solutions - RCM Ltd

The facade is one of the most important visual aspects of a building – making a design statement to the outside world. The structure, in most cases, …

Why thermal insulation is so important to save energy

When thinking about efficiency, the first strategy to apply should be saving energy. It’s important to understand that limiting the waste of energy …

The 5 coolest buildings covered in natural slate every architect should know

Mining housing project<p>This project was designed by Area-e architects as social housing for a mining community located in <b>Asturias, Spain</b>. The …

3 slate facades to boost your home design inspiration

Building solutions are becoming more advanced and sophisticated, featuring contemporary projects with different materials.<p>THE FUTURE OF HOME DESIGN …

Fiberglass vs. Rigid Foam Insulation: Which Is Best?

Most home improvement stores carry two major classes of insulation: fiberglass and rigid foam. Both are designed for residential use. While there is …

Home Improvement

Blown-In Insulation: Better Than Rolling Out Fiberglass?

Blown-in insulation might be just the energy solution you need for those chilly fall and winter days.<p>Have you ever hauled fiberglass batts or rolls …

Home Improvement

How to Install Insulation in Open Walls

Insulation is the home improvement that keeps on giving. It keeps you comfortable, saves you a fortune in heating and cooling costs, and even buffers …

Home Improvement

All about dense-packed cellulose insulation

Posted by : Ecohome | Phillip MacCallum<p>In 2005, Metric Homes of Carp, Ontario designed and built Canada's first Energy Star labelled home in Canada. …

Tapered Insulation

A tapered insulation system is a method of providing effective thermal insulation and reliable drainage for a new build or roof refurbishment …

The New Art Centre In Shanghai Has A Facade Made Of Bronze Tubes

A new development was added to Shanghai, China. It sits between the old town and the new financial district and it stands out no matter from where …

Facade Focus: Metal

While still studying architecture at Eindhoven University, Servie Boetzkes and Jeroen Helder landed a commission through “friends of friends” to build a home in a suburb of Arnhem.<p>"The clients asked for a ‘different-looking’ home," says Helder. "They also asked for a loft-style interior." To …

Many are complaining that "green targets" are to blame for the Grenfell fire. They're wrong.

<b>It is not an indictment of green building. It is an indictment of plastics, foam and fire safety planning.</b><p>It is difficult to write about the Grenfell …

Construction

Dekton by Cosentino cladding

SIMPLE PANELLING SYSTEM<p>The cladding of indoor and outdoor walls can be achieved by a single cladding system, by applying adhesive cement plaster …

Glowing see-through garden house lets plants soak up the sun

Sometimes less really is more. This beautiful glowing home by H.a Architects was inspired by just one thing – lush greenery. Located in Ho Chi Minh …

Ho Chi Minh City

London fire: flammable cladding on Australian buildings 'is like the asbestos problem'

Safety expert says the material blamed for London disaster is present in thousands of structures and could cost billions to replace<p>A leading Australian fire safety engineer has compared the task of removing flammable aluminium cladding from high-rise buildings to ridding the country of asbestos, …

Grenfell Tower

ALUMINIUM FACADE SYSTEMS

For over 50 years, Reynaers Aluminium has been designing cutting-edge glazing solutions for some of the most iconic buildings in the world. …

Construction

The Future House

This is how Scadinavian design looks like. This family home is a perfect combination of energy efficiency, sustainability, comfort and design. …

Dundee council homes to benefit from £4m external wall insulation work

A near £4 million programme of external wall insulation is to be installed into <b>Dundee City Council</b> homes thanks to the Home Energy Efficiency …

Housing

This futuristic metal-clad residence is segmented like a lobster tail

This futuristic residential building in Luxembourg has a segmented facade that resembles the tail of a lobster or an exotic insect. Design studio …

A guide to cladding and renders

Cladding your home in a new material is a fool proof way to completely transform the exterior of the property, increase its kerb appeal and …

Home Improvement