Rainscreen – Façades of the Future

Rainscreen - Ronad McDonald Hospital Predicting the future is a tricky business, particularly when it comes to the built environment. If only it were as easy as gazing into a crystal ball!

Some of the more radical ideas have included Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller’s vision to Read the rest

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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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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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Façades & Fire Safety – In Context

Facades & Fire Safety In Context

During this blog series we’ve looked at the limitations of the linear route to fire safety compliance for insulation within façade systems at, or above, 18 metres:

  • Materials aren’t subjected to large-scale testing as part of a complete façade system
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Façades & Fire Safety: Which Way?

R2C FF Blog 1 03-11-2015

As RIBA Journal’s recent round table highlighted, fire safety is a major concern for all who are responsible for the design and specification of buildings. A lack of clarity in the Building Regulations and Standards for external fire spread, not … Read the rest

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