Front Cover Story

CRL Langle AI-Wall system:

a transparent glass skin as all-weather protection

Glass is a popular facade choice for commercial and increasingly domestic buildings too, being chosen as much for its practical qualities as for the aesthetic advantages it offers.

In any building where the feelings of openness, brightness and views of the outside world are important, glass is likely to be the predominant material used for the exterior cladding. Glass combines light, transparency and appearance with practical features such as thermal insulation, solar control, acoustics, fire protection, safety and security. And that is not to mention the physical versatility of glass which can literally be chosen to work alongside any other material and within any landscape.

Flooring Feature

Set the scene with Frontrunner

Did you know that up to 80% of debris in your building comes in on shoes or wheels? Keith Rosser from Plastex takes us through two case studies that not only highlight how effective Frontrunner entrance matting is at stopping unwanted dirt in its tracks - but also hoe seamlessly it integrates with every environment, situation and surface.

Insulation Feature

Remote Pennine cottage gets the Icynene insulation treatment

Saddleworth Moor, in the Lancashire Pennines between Huddersfield and Manchester, is one of the most exposed and inhospitable places in the country, with little to stop the westerly gales that blow in from the Atlantic. And at over 1100ft above sea level, locals say that if snow is forecast, it usually falls there first and is slow to leave.

Construction Feature

Perfect Commercial and Residential Steel Sections

HadFrame light gauge steel system is supplied and installed by Hadham Construction Ltd. It is computer designed 1.2mm to 2mm galvanised 'C' section steels, which is designed as a composite 'honeycomb' structure and manufactured on computer controlled linear presses. If the drawing is correct then the manufactured structure will be correct, as it is exactly as the drawing.

Roofing Feature

Safe2Torch with SikaBit

More than 2 years after the Grenfell disaster and over a year on from the Hackitt Report's call for greener clarity of guidance and regulations for the construction sector, safety has become a primary factor in specification decisions. Whether a building is residential, commercial or a public facility, those who own, operate, specify and construct our built environment have a duty of care to embed safety in specification decisions.

also included in this issue:

  • Building Knowledge Exchange featuring technical pieces from Cavity Trays,
    Hush Acoustics and DuPont

  • Why Phyllite is a roof's best friend by SSQ

  • Complete acoustic floor solutions from BMI

  • Your window to success from IWP Dansk

  • Owatrol launch new clear metal varnish Oxid Vernis

  • Secured by Design: Designing out crime for 30 years

  • The compelling benefits of EPDM roofing membranes by Firestone

  • Focus on sustainability: Wood alternatives by The Millboard Company Ltd

  • High performance EPS and XPS insulation by Sundolitt Ltd

and lots more information from:

Saniflo - Centrewire - Xtratherm - Minova - Access 360 - Selectaglaze - Coo-Var - Swiftclean

Marmox - Frontier Pitts - IAE Fencing - Plaswood - Instarmac - Anderton - Barrier Components

Vectaire - Aggregate Industries - Offsite Expo - Ilke Homes - Mapei - Grass Concrete

Wavin Plastics - Association of Drainage Authorities - Costain - Eco2Solar - Actis - A Proctor Group

BSI Group - Vivalda - NBT/Soprema - Delta Membrane Systems