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GEBERIT AJ ENQUIRY NO: 201 I
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1 June 2004Sutherland Lyall
Maintenance and meeting Part L have driven the development of doors and windows in recent years. The quest for most materials is to mimic the timber they replace while pushing for greater demands for security and soundproofing There has been no fundamental change in doors and windows recently. There have, of course, been long-term changes, for instance from ply or hardboard-faced flush doors to PVCu, pressed composition board, steel and, if the pundits are correct, increasingly to GRP doors. Many of the domestic variants, even PVCu doors, have surface treatments that simulate timber - even though the ultimate for domestic timber doors has been to give them such a high-gloss smooth finish that they effectively resemble plastic. The trend in domestic windows is also in the direction of imitating timber. Here, until the introduction of powder coating, steel was the poor relation, aluminium deemed too industrial and PVCu was the crude white interloper. In the domestic world PVCu now seems to reign supreme, particularly since its profiles have diminished with the help of steel reinforcement and the introduction of simulated timber finishes.
1 March 2005
PRODUCT FOCUS - BUILDINGS FOR SPORT AND LEISURE - SOLUTIA
1 February 2003Will Stevens
Facade design had been like a historical pendulum, swinging from total integration in the building to near-complete dislocation. We have now reached a new synthesis where we are beginning to make facade choices based on considerations of the complete building performance In the 18th century, as the craft-based business of building needed to become an industry and turned to science and technology for solutions, the role of the architect as master builder diversified. Structural engineering was born and with it came new opportunities. The development of structural framing, from the late 18th century, allowed the external building envelope to be relieved of its load-bearing function, and turned into a facade. The facade still had to perform, and the demands upon that performance soon grew as the options supplied by industry expanded. The story of how facade engineering has been treated reflects these wider technological and professional swings.
24 July 2012Tom Ravenscroft
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29 June 2012Richard Waite
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1 July 2005
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