Cladding & Insulation

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Getting the cladding replaced

The Government has charged developers with the responsibility to come up with proposals. The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has …

UK Universities

Stone / Slate Cladding - Buckinghamshire

Jul 19, 2018<p>ALD have recently completed the supply and install of a stone / slate cladding package on a commercial property in …

Buckinghamshire

A Modern Mexican Home Rises With Vertical Timber Cladding

In Tijuana, Mexico, an architect designs an elegant new residence for his family of four.<p>When Mexican architect Jorge Gracia began designing a home for his own family, he found it helpful to reframe the project as a commission from an outside client. "The best decision I made was to not think that …

RAVATHERM UK boosts eco-credentials of POLYFOAM™ XPS

<b>RAVATHERM UK has boosted the environmental credentials of its POLYFOAM ™ extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation, achieving a BRE Certified Green Guide</b> …

Government’s £400m repair fund is an opportunity to change cladding culture, says Pura Facades

Prime minister May’s announcement last month (16 May 2018) to spend £400m on the refurbishment of 158 high rise buildings identified within England’s …

Grenfell Tower: 'Catastrophic' safety failures outlined

<b>A catalogue of safety problems allowing the Grenfell Tower fire to take hold have been indentified in reports from five experts for the blaze inquiry.</b><p>Dr Barbara Lane says a "non-compliance" culture had existed with basic fire measures missing or "inadequate".<p>She listed issues with ventilation …

Knauf combines technical expertise with quality in Horizons project

Architects designing a large-scale Retirement Living Plus development in Poole have employed a range of exterior systems from Knauf – one of the …

Growth in ‘natural cladding’ gives Pura Facades a 34% boost in sales

Specialist supplier of natural cladding products, Pura Facades, has seen its business grow by a remarkable 34% in the last 12 months, increasing its …

How to Choose the Best Exterior Cladding - Pros and Cons of Each Option

Wood, Metal, Vinyl, Brick - what's the best way to finish the exterior of your home? A look at the pros and cons of each option

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 …

Kemper System Delivers A Lesson In Flexibility At The University...

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 …

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 …

Architecture

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 …

Architecture

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 …

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 …

Northern Ireland

News

31 July 2018<p>After last years’ triumph, RCM are delighted to announce their plans to exhibit at this years’ Timber Expo again. The Timber Expo 2018 …

Drama

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 …

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 …

All about dense-packed cellulose insulation

Ecohome June 9, 2014, 2:16 p.m.<p>Phillip MacCallum<p>Dense-packed cellulose insulation in double stud walls offers high performance while maintaining a …

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 …

Architecture