Final Friday Five

Pokemon GO

While many of us have been away on our holidays during August, a lot has been going on in the world! This month’s Final Friday Five takes a look at everything from the Olympics to Pokémon GO…

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Rainscreen – Leading Regeneration

Rainscreen and Woodberry Down regeneration
To someone coming out of the slums… the idea of going into a house with a bathroom, a proper kitchen, hot water… it was their dream, and it didn’t matter a damn to them if it was in a Read the rest
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SIPs – Adding Space and Value

SIPs and ROI
In May, Savills revealed that more £70/sq ft office deals had already been completed within the City than in the whole on 2014. This premium on commercial space makes maximising usable space within a building footprint essential.

One way of … Read the rest

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Rainscreen – A Fresh New Start

Rainscreen retrofit - Pendleton, Manchester
Back in 2006, the Channel 4 show ‘Demolition’ set out to identify the buildings that the general public would most like to see flattened. Unsurprisingly, many of the most popular nominees featured boxy, concrete-faced designs which had quickly become… Read the rest
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Rainscreen – The Science

Rainscreen - Liverpool Central Library
Whilst many of us will be jetting off to sunnier climes over the coming month, our buildings are not so lucky.

They have to tough out whatever the British summer has in store and, for many, the first line of … Read the rest

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Rainscreen – A Brief History

Rainscreen facade close up
You can’t go far these days without coming across a building using some form of rainscreen cladding.

From schools and hospitals, to skyscrapers and national parliaments, the solution’s versatility has made it a favoured tool of specifiers across the world. … Read the rest

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BES 6001 – A Giant Leap for Responsible Sourcing

BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing
Last week marked the 47th anniversary of the first moon landing, and the scale and audacity of those missions continues to boggle the mind.

Take the Saturn V rocket, for example. Standing at 111 metres, it comprised more than … Read the rest

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Final Friday Five

Swiss room with a view - Null Stern / Atelier fur Sonderaufgaben

Here’s our pick of the best articles and posts from July, featuring Brexit, Passivhaus and a Swiss room with a view.

The inevitable ‘what does Theresa May mean for green business’ blog

Following Brexit, we now find ourselves facing somewhat … Read the rest

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SIPs – A Versatile Option for New Projects

SIPs case study - Kingspan TEK at CPD Centre, University of Bedfordshire
Since their earliest days, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) have been valued for their versatility.

During the Second World War, for example, De Havilland took advantage of the strength and lightweight construction of early sandwich panels to form the outer skin … Read the rest

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The Science Behind Lower Lambda Insulation

The science behind lower lambda - Linzi Hobbs
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