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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.

Low sightline IGUs: Why some specifiers are on thin ice

Alex Gray, managing director of Saveheat Group, says that the installation of non-compliant specialist glass units in heritage buildings may lead to injury and prosecution

Are Gen Z’ers the perfect apprentices?

Often referred to as lazy technophilias, Generation Z make really useful apprentices, here’s why

Taking noise off the menu

Rockfon project support manager, Rob Noble, explains how noise affects the dining out experience.

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.

Intelligent washroom control

The use of intelligent water management systems in commercial washrooms is growing year on year. Here, David Meacock, technical director at Cistermiser Keraflo, outlines the options available to help specifiers make a more informed choice and also looks to the future.

Fire engineered solutions

While the fire strategy for every building must comply with the regulations, there may be opportunities to optimise the design of the building while still achieving full compliance. Here Steve Morgan, associate director at FDS Consult, discusses how experienced fire engineers can tailor the approach to meet the needs of each project.

Five tips to cultivating a happier workforce

Mental Health Awareness week launches today and Willmott Dixon gives you five steps to help retain a happy workforce

How to choose the right stairlift

Advice from Sesame Access about what to think about when choosing a stairlift

Key opportunities and challenges facing the construction industry

What does Brexit have in store for the UK construction industry, particularly when it comes to the development of newbuilds? Asks Jerald Solis, business development and acquisitions director at Experience Invest