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Rooflights and Ventilation in Hot Weather July 17, 2018

This has been an unusually hot summer already, and we are all looking for ways to keep cool as the heat continues to bombard us. Hinged rooflights can help ventilate a property, bringing in more air and making it more comfortable inside. If you need to ventilate areas like a kitchen or a bathroom to let out steam, this can also be a very handy option.

You can find many different hinged skylights and rooflight options, from domes to flat glass. They will usually open manually as standard, with options for remote control opening as well – this is a good option if you have very high ceilings. The rooflight can then be propped open securely, so it won’t bang shut.

It’s a good option for offices and workplaces too, as it helps to keep people comfortable. And it’s a nicer, more pleasant kind of air than having the air conditioning blasting out all the time.

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Categories: Architecture

Whose Responsibility is Fire Safety? May 18, 2018

Fire safety is such a big, important part of a building design and construction project. It isn’t something that can ever be ignored – but who has to take responsibility? It will largely depend on the nature of the project and the role you play in it.

If you are an architect, you will be expected to have an understanding of buildings and fire safety regulations. This will ensure you design in the right feature so that the building meets with the standards and guidelines set out for it.

If you are within the company constructing the building, you will need to take responsibility for the materials and products used. You should cross-reference the designs produced by the architect to make sure they meet with buildings regulations set out by the government. These are there to make sure properties and safe, so it is essential everyone takes a joined-up approach for the best results.

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CNC Laser Cutters and their Properties February 7, 2018

CNC lasers are used to provide cutting, engraving and shaping. They will often be used to cut metal, though they can cut other materials as well, like wood, concrete and foam. The advanced technology used will help to create an even cut and will provide an excellent result that is of the very highest quality. If you are looking for something to streamline processes and create the highest quality cutting, then think about a CNC laser cutter.

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What to Look for when Purchasing Security Front Doors September 30, 2017

Purchasing doors is never an easy undertaking. This is why most people would instead leave this job to the repairman. This is often accompanied with regret when the door fitted is not what you were looking for. The choice of an entry door is a matter of balancing your needs regarding style, security, and durability.

The good thing is that there is a wide range of door styles available to suit any household. You will be spoilt for choice, and it is possible to get better than what you expected. The front door is among the most important parts of your house. It should be stylish and well maintained to create a good impression to visitors and guests. Whatever type of security front doors you finally settle upon, it must be sturdy, tasteful and easy to maintain.

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Choosing the Right Rooflights for your Building September 2, 2017

Rooflights and skylights can be fitted into most buildings in some way. There are plenty of different options for you so it’s a matter of choosing the right one for you. Here are some thoughts to guide you in the right direction:

  • Choose rooflights that are the right pitch. Check in the specification, as some will only be suitable for flat roofs.
  • Ask the supplier. A good supplier will know all about the products and rooflights they sell. They can also advise you on installation.
  • Look at online galleries. This will give you an idea about the types of products that are on the market and what kind of look you are going for.
  • Think about functionality. Do you need smoke vents? Do you want your rooflight to be hinged to allow for extra ventilation?
  • Decide on glass or polycarbonate. Glass is more premium and is usually used in homes.
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