• Experience the Vicaima heartbeat with new video for tomorrow’s world

    Experience the Vicaima heartbeat with new video for tomorrow’s world

    Vicaima’s new video showcases their values and the multitude of product applications set to a rhythm for tomorrow. They are a brand in tune with safety, comfort, and innovative design for a new world. If music be the food of love, then this new video demonstrates just how deep the love for doors exists and

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  • Earthborn – doing things differently

    Earthborn – doing things differently

    Earthborn is delighted to introduce The Earth Collection, a palette of five harmonious new paint shades inspired by the natural world, themed around the earth, land, sand, sea and clouds. The Classic Earthborn colour card will remain unchanged for now; instead a simple bookmark is available displaying real painted swatches of the five new colours. The new

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  • Mind the Gap: Specifying Window Sealants

    Mind the Gap: Specifying Window Sealants

    Andrew Swift, sales and operations manager, UK and Ireland – ISO-Chemie, offers advice for architects and designers specifying sealant tapes for windows and doors in residential homes and commercial buildings. Issues around airtightness and energy efficiency remain top of the agenda for architects and designers who specify products used in the construction of the houses

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  • Storacall TeleAcoustics offers wall-mounted phone hoods

    Storacall TeleAcoustics offers wall-mounted phone hoods

    Open-plan offices are ubiquitous in workplaces today. While that has many benefits, there are also downsides, especially when it comes to privacy.  By focusing mobile phone use to an acoustic hood, users can speak with increased privacy, quiet and reduced distraction from surrounding noisy environments whilst at the same time not disturbing and irritating other

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  • Secondary glazing enriches Art Deco revival of Hatfield’s most iconic building

    Secondary glazing enriches Art Deco revival of Hatfield’s most iconic building

    The Comet Hotel is located in Hertfordshire at the junction of the Barnet by-pass with St Albans Road on a busy roundabout, five minutes away from the Selectaglaze office and factory. The Art Deco Grade II Listed building was designed in 1936 by E.B Musman in the shape of the iconic de Havilland Comet DH.88

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  • Energy-saving potential of Modern Glazing

    Energy-saving potential of Modern Glazing

    In 2030 European buildings would consume nearly 30% less energy if all of them were glazed with high-performance glass, according to the latest research commissioned by Glass for Europe. Highly selective, thermally insulating glass is already in Guardian’s portfolio and is widely used in modern, energy-efficient buildings. The reduction of energy consumption is one of

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  • Adopting the WELL Standard

    Adopting the WELL Standard

    Adopting the WELL Standard, SAS International is pledging its support to a building standard focused on health and wellbeing. SAS International has announced that it is to be a supporting partner for the Blue Building Institute (BBI). The Netherlands-based organisation exists to spread understanding and adoption of the WELL Building Standard, which itself originated in

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  • Metsä Wood’s Hybrid City initiative

    Metsä Wood’s Hybrid City initiative

    Metsä Wood’s Hybrid City initiative is searching for ways to make construction more sustainable while maintaining efficiency using current building methods. Improving sustainability is imperative: construction alone uses five per cent of the world’s resources. However, the transition will only happen if construction companies can maintain efficiency. The world needs a Plan B. Conventionally used

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  • Comar Launches ECO LT

    Comar Launches ECO LT

    Comar profiles have thicker walls providing extra strength and durability for the British market, ensuring that Comar performs. Designed specifically for the British Market and offering a truly British engineered solution. Comar ECO LT sightlines have been minimised whilst not sacrificing product performance. Large sizes come as standard from the same range of profiles. With

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