The most popular reason for fitting tubular skylights is to bring natural daylight to areas that don't have any windows. Adding a window or installing a skylight is not always possible or cost-effective. Exposure to natural daylight has numerous benefits to your health. Besides maintaining the circadian rhythm, it also reduces depression, alleviates pain and improves sleep pattern and mood. There are several suppliers of tubular skylights, and of course, they all are of the opinion that their options should be regarded as the best. But what should you base your decisions upon? Monodraugh..
Access panes are used in pretty much every building in the UK to access concealed plumbing, distribution boards, chimneys, service meters and many other applications that need to be concealed in a wall, floor or ceiling, but will require easy and regular access. As well as offering our customers a bespoke service in which we can offer any size and any shape access panel, we are now adding Antibacterial Powder Coating as an addition to our extensive range of products. It is available on all our Metal Faced Access Panels and features an effective antibacterial agent which kills fungi and ..
When it comes to natural light in your home, there are many different options which you can take to ensure that there is sufficient non-artificial light within the premises. Natural light is a critical natural resource which can bring a lot of benefits, and there are multiple ways of generating it for your property. We are going to be taking a look at a few of these below, so that you can achieve the light levels which you desire. Roof Lantern – Less Roof More Sky One of the first things which you can do to bring additional natural light into your property is to install a Roof Lantern...
When it comes to buildings, there are two main types. Those which have been designed to be sustainable, and those which have not. Developing a sustainable structure is not always an easy task, but it is something that everyone should aspire to do. But how do we design a sustainable building, and what even is one? What is a sustainable retail building? Sustainable Buildings (also known as green construction or green buildings) refer to both the structure/materials of the building but also any materials which are used throughout a building's life-cycle: from planning to design, constru..
When it comes to deciding upon the correct skylight solution for your property, there are a lot of different options available to you. Selecting the right type of skylight is essential to ensure the highest possible levels of light enters the room alongside providing you with the most cost effective option for your requirements. In an effort to try and assist you, we have briefly detailed the most popular options available. Fixed Polycarbonate Rooflight The Fixed Polycarbonate Rooflight is a high quality, universal, skylight system which is available in a wide variety of sizes wit..
Installing an access panel or a loft hatch is something which is very important when you’re looking to be able to do more with the space you already have within your home. However, there are certain building regulations you should be aware of when it comes to installing a panel or a hatch, as you need to comply with them. In order to make sure that you definitely understand these regulations, we’re taking a closer look at them here. The Part J regulation The first regulation we’re taking a look at is the Part J regulation regarding access panels and loft hatches. This regulation expl..
With the amount of time that an employee spends in an office, it is vital that the office environment is of high standards. Many studies have concluded that there is a significant linkage between employees’ productivity and the quality of their surroundings. Office work is often very demanding visually. In most cases, the visual strain is a result of staring at computer screens for extended periods of time. For this reason an office needs to be adequately lit in order to reduce the stress on employees’ vision. Another factor that has a massive bearing on employees’ well-being is ventilat..
When you design a building that will be used by lots of people, like a tower block, you need to make sure that the building has the correct level of fire prevention and fire protection equipment. In instances where this isn’t the case, tragedies like the Grenfell Fire can happen. The importance of passive and active fire protection methods are vital for the safety of the intended occupants, but how can you ensure they’re going to be safe? The importance of fire protection methods Regardless of whether you’re designing a building, or it has been subcontracted out to another company, t..
AOV or Automatic Opening Vent systems control the airflow of smoke in a fire. According to EN12102-2 it is a statutory requirement to have an AOV unit on a new construction. Since 2006, Europe has required that the AOVs meet with the standards set forth in DIN EN12102-2. As a result, many companies have made their versions of AOVs. Majority of these options only go as far as barely meeting the before stated regulations. However, the Coxdome Firejet SHEV exceeds the expectations and requirements of a standard AOV. Here are 7 things you need to know about the Coxdome Firejet AOV EN12102-2 SH..
This guide on the different variations of Access Panels, will help you decide which one is best for you. Picture Frame The most popular access panel is referred to as a picture frame. These panels can be fitted into an existing wall or ceiling, the 'Picture Frame' reference comes from the 25mm frame surrounding the door which sits against the finished wall or ceiling. These panels are the easiest to install and provide an easy access solution. These are available in metal and plastic. Metal Door Beaded Frame The beaded frame panels have a 'beaded' edge to pr..
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