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Building Products July 2017

CONTENTS JULY 2017 @BPmagUK www.buildingproducts.co.uk CONTENTS 4 Editor’s comment 6 Industry comment Calling for 415V fusing rather than 690V 8 Editor’s Choice 13 Education Buildings 13 – Aiding concentration, creativity and learning 17 – Good indoor air quality and its benefits to students 22 Specifiers’ Guide 22 – Advertorial: Armitage Shanks commitment to healthy care facilities 27 Roofing, Cladding and Accessories 27 – Timber cladding is still a popular choice 31 – Competence, technical knowledge and experience ... do they exist? 37 – Advertorial: Swish Building Products concentrates on the detail 41 Doors, Windows and Accessories 41 – Changing hardware trends are taking inspiration from the car industry 44 – Advertorial: Comar's involvement on the Tower Wharf project in Birkenhead 47 – How windows are being fitted incorrectly, and a solution to the problem 53 Floors and Floor Coverings 53 – Getting the right flooring for dementia sufferers 55 – Adhesive-free flooring has many benefits, especially in time-sensitive projects 63 Drainage, Plumbing and Water Supply 63 – Looking at the issues of creating a BIM library 66 – Copper and its continuing popularity in the plumbing sector JULY 2017 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 3 72 Showcase 74 Final Word Calling for the Government to ensure real estate opportunities are available to investors PLUS plenty of general product news on pages 38, 39, 59, 60, 61, 70 and 71 p.13-14 p.27-28 p.41-42 p.53-54


Building Products July 2017
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