The Building Envelope

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brick

AG, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of innovative concrete products, has launched a new Fine Cast Brick which has been developed specifically with Housing Associations and Private Developments in mind. 

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Soffit board

A new build estate of bespoke modular houses, under construction as part of one of the UK’s most ambitious regeneration programmes, is benefitting from the outstanding thermal performance of Kingspan Kooltherm K110 Plus Soffit Board.

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Fasteners

Rapierstar fasteners are helping specifiers and maintenance managers to ensure quality, performance and delivery reliability in their window and door upgrading and new build programmes to achieve the highest tenant satisfaction ratings.
Despite their small size, fasteners play a huge role in the way a window or door operates and retains its robustness and structural integrity over its service life. This is why it is vital to specify the correct types of fasteners and make sure their supply chain partner can be trusted to provide the right solutions for every project.

 

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cladding

SFS, the global leaders in building envelope systems has launched its new generation NVF2F vertical cladding support system. Created by NVELOPE, part of the SFS business, the system enables floor-to-floor span rainscreen façades to be installed quicker than ever before with fewer components and a stronger end-result.
The heavy-duty aluminium bracket and rail system has been re-engineered to offer increased strength for vertical rainscreen cladding that is designed to span floor-to-floor. The result is a back-frame system which has one of the highest strength to weight ratio for conventional vertical rainscreen support systems that fixes directly into the concrete floor slabs. This makes the NVF2F ideal for multi-storey buildings, including car parks, residential apartment blocks and commercial developments.


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Kooltherm

Kingspan Kooltherm K110 PLUS Soffit Board and Kingspan Kooltherm K118 Insulated Plasterboard have been installed as part of the conversion and expansion of a former office building, adding luxury accommodation to Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter.

Beaufort House offers 88 one and two bedroomed apartments in the heart of Birmingham city centre. Benchmark Architects have drawn on Urban Luxe and Art Deco influences for their revisions to the Beaufort Housing Development Project. This styling is continued within all of the apartment rooms, which also feature generous open-plan living areas and a range of modern facilities. The construction work, overseen by Shaylor Group Ltd, included the erection of a recessed, two-storey roof extension.

 

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windows and doors

High specification windows and doors from AluK are at the heart of a recently completed residential development on Cardiff’s Bute East Dock which combines both new build apartments and affordable homes.

Schooner Wharf is the first open market scheme to be developed by Cardiff Community Housing Association (CCHA), who were working in partnership with main contractors Morganstone.

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Insulation Performance

Findings detailed in an updated Daylighting White Paper from Kingspan Insualtion has highlighted a connection between insulation performance and daylighting.