There is a certain beauty and character in an older building that modern ones seldom have. Sure, new construction is built for current needs, but personality can sometimes be lacking. If someone is thinking about taking on an older building remodel and adapting it for modern needs, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Quartzene is noted for the effective insulating properties as an additive in a product. Svenska Aerogel is now collaborating with one of Europe’s largest textile industries to develop a manufacturing process that enables Quartzene to be integrated into a variety of woven textiles to produce textile-based thermal insulation materials and fabrics.
This week Attic Self Storage released its new ‘What’s in Store for Storage’ guide, showing how much floor space is required in different sizes of property using government standards. The guide provides a visual representation of the amount of space that must be dedicated to storage, and provides insights into the kinds of ‘stuff’ that people can expect to fit.
Architectural Vision Systems is a company founded out of the structural glazing market. Based in Kent, they have become one of the leading experts in the arena, thriving through a dedication to exceptional quality. Following the company’s recognition in the 2019 Design and Build Awards, where they were named ‘Most Outstanding in Frameless Doors & Windows’, we took a closer look to find out more.
It would be a fair statement to make that contractors and developers of new builds and renovations are focusing more and more on the eco-friendly aspect of the property. With a number of studies showing the increase in value of eco-friendly houses, consumers are beginning to question whether it’s worth the investment for their own home.
Founded in 1989, Traditional Clay Roof Tiles Ltd do exactly what they promise from the outset – to continue using the techniques of yesteryear to produce a top-quality product that stands the test of time. Named the ‘Most Outstanding in Handmade Roof Tiles’ by BUILD magazine in April, we took a closer look at the company with Director Jakub Kostrzewski to find out more about their methods and product.
As software continues to pave the way to more advanced and complex buildings, the question arises over the shift in skills our future builders will need. Potentially, we will require builders with more technological skills than practical skills, especially as artificial intelligence continues to develop enough to be able to take over basic labour tasks.