Day: 14 April 2021

Obscurity behind sheltered housing fire standards

With new fire safety legislations demanding a renewed focus on safety in all residential settings, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK explains why care home and sheltered housing associations must prioritise the maintenance of fire doors. The regulations and standards associated with fire safety and sheltered, assisted and social housing are, by necessity, robust. Yet, the …

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Timber frame construction the Norbord way

Timber frame construction brings many benefits to the housebuilding industry, including quicker build times, quieter assembly, fewer deliveries to site, cost savings and a reduction in defects. Underpinning these advantages, Norbord’s engineered wood-based panel products are an integral part of many timber frame systems. They are regularly seen as the number one choice for all …

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Product Spotlight: RAK-Des

Form follows function in the bathroom with RAK-Des RAK Ceramics describes how the new RAK Des range has been designed to encompass mindfulness and sanctuary in sanitaryware to meet the functional needs of society Bathrooms need to be designed with comfort in mind certainly, but without compromising practical necessities such as good hygiene along the …

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Sustainable housing: From the ground up

Housebuilders are presented with multiple different ways of construction for their developments, but the sustainable approach has become a popular choice Pre-cast concrete t-beams infilled with concrete blocks have been a popular method of ground floor structures for residential housing developments for decades. However, as advancements in Insulated Floors (Beam and Infill) continue to provide …

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