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The natural choice for new-build

When burnt correctly, wood can contribute to increased energy efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint in new-build properties. With the stove industry forging ahead of its EcoDesign schedule, Ian Sams of Specflue discusses the logistics and benefits of high-efficiency eco-stoves in new-build properties.

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Top of the class

Sapa Elegance 52 curtain wall offers performance benefits for BREEAM ‘Excellent’ educational establishment

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Future trends in kitchens

Following recent research from Caesarstone, the designer and manufacturer of premium quartz, into the key trends influencing the global interior-design market, Jon Stanley, VP marketing for Caesarstone, explores the four definitive concepts for commercial and residential kitchen interiors.

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Stone solultions

Brian G Newell from cladding specialist, Shackerley, compares the use of natural stone with contemporary alternatives that are now being used in ventilated façade systems

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Concrete evolution?

Gary Billington, managing director of Eco-Readymix, the producer of ready-mix concrete, mortar and floor screed, discusses how responsible sourcing and production techniques can help reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of concrete.

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The Wonder of Wood

At a time when the construction industry is under increased pressure to build quickly and sustainably, Jeremy English, sales director at Södra - Sweden’s largest forest-owner association - explains how timber is perfectly placed to solve the UK’s housing crisis.

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Feel-good glass

Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager for Pilkington United Kingdom, discusses how glazing and coated glass can support the health and wellbeing of building occupants

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