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The Shard: Floors

From ceramic floor tiles to vinyl floors and external decking, a list of products specified in Renzo Piano’s tower

Successful photomontages by Foundation CGI

Successful Photomontages by Foundation CGI  

A successful photomontage needs careful consideration from the start

Plymouth schools showcase sound design

Plymouth schools showcase sound design

One of the themes for this year’s Noise Action Week (23-27 May) was looking at the importance of a healthy acoustic environment for students and teachers. During two case study visits to contrasting schools in Plymouth on Friday 27 May, Saint-Gobain Ecophon’s invited guests were able to see first-hand the impact good acoustics can have on learning environments.

Falzinc enhances The Arthaus

Falzinc enhances The Arthaus

Nearly 1,500 sqm of Kalzip’s cost-effective Falzinc foldable aluminium building material has been installed by All Metal Roofing on the walls and roof of The Arthaus, a unique development of stylish apartments and mixed use commercial floor space located in the chic new boutique area of Hackney. Designed by Lynas Architecture, this new build / renovation project was built for Findon Homes by Sheldon Construction Services.

SAS International launches new Architectural Metalwork specification guide

SAS International launches new Architectural Metalwork specification guide

SAS International, global manufacturer of interior fit out products, has launched a new brochure detailing its vast collection of Architectural Metalwork solutions featuring stunning imagery of its products designed, manufactured and installed worldwide.

Ceilings brilliantly staged - Ready-to-install ceiling systems made of metal mesh

Ceilings brilliantly staged - Ready-to-install ceiling systems made of metal mesh

The Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Tonhalle Düsseldorf or the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg are only a few examples for both freely formed and spectacular ceiling solutions from wire mesh by GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG. The technical weaving mill has now transferred this expertise to ceiling systems for standard requirements: As a full-scope provider, alongside consulting, holistic planning and tailor-made mesh production, GKD now offers certified ceiling systems, packing, ...

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Kalzip FC Rainscreen: Quick and Easy

A host of international projects depicting the Kalzip FC rainscreen system are featured in an impressive new 20 page colour brochure which is also available to download. Ideal for new build and refurbishment projects, Kalzip’s quick-fit FC rainscreen system is installed on vertically fixed modular click rails - each lightweight panel is simply hooked at the top and then ‘clicked’ into place at the bottom.


This project by Mellor architects is the School of Art and Design at the University of Central Lancashire.  It’s a great example of the quality of glare-free daylight Kalwall produces and the unique ambience it creates. There are many reasons to specify Kalwall - increased insulation (‘U’ Values from 1.25W/m2K to 0.28W/m2K are possible), solar control (eliminating glare and shadows), external noise control, aesthetics, privacy, reduced energy costs, elimination of curtains or blinds ...

Janine Pattison Studios

Janine Pattison Studios offer a comprehensive Landscape, Planning and Design service for private clients and developers. Our service is based on thorough knowledge and experience aided by in-depth knowledge of the latest industry-standard software. We specialise in quickly and economically getting landscape planning conditions released so that a project can proceed with minimum delay.

How Kalwall Is Used To Refurbish Aged Buildings

The University of Liverpool Sports and Fitness Centre pool, originally built in 1966, has been transformed by installing Kalwall. The £2.5 million refurbishment was designed by Atkins. Kalwall not only reduces the amount of energy needed to warm the pool in winter, while keeping it cool in summer, but also provides privacy. It transmits diffused natural daylight without the glare and stark contrasts of light and shade produced by conventional glazing -.  particularly important for swimmers ...

Why schools benefit from insulated daylighting

The schools programme is being revitalised and architects are increasingly specifying the Kalwall translucent cladding and skylighting system for new and refurbishment projects. Aedas architects, for example, specified Kalwall in their clutch of stunning new schools designed for Knowsley Council. Today, daylight modelling enables architects to determine the ideal quantity of diffused daylight which, in combination with the wider use of automatically controlled artificial lighting, such ...

This exciting new building is Roundwood Youth Centre

Which provides deprived young people in the Brent area of London with a much needed social, leisure and training facility. Designed by Saunders Boston working with concept and planning designers Mace, it’s a wonderful example of how the areas of translucent Kalwall have been maximised to diffuse daylighting without glare or shadows while minimising heat loss, saving energy costs and, of course, to maintain privacy. Kalwall is the most highly insulating diffuse light transmitting cladding ...

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