Full explanation of the design of an underground wine cellar and the installation process involved, together with details of the various cellar design considerations and finish options
This video guides designers through the practical considerations of commission and installation of stone sculptures through an interview with British artist Paul Vanstone and advises where to find artists in this field.
Supply chain transparency is of paramount importance if you are to avoid sourcing products made by exploited children and adults. But how do you know? This seminar explores the issues in the handmade rug sector and how you can ensure the rugs you source are ethically produced.
This presentation is an introduction to origins, use and application of decorative antiqued mirror and glass.
Much work has been carried out on establishing the links between poor housing and ill health, and increasingly on the links between sustainable, well-designed homes and better health and wellbeing in residents. However, this evidence has not yet had an impact in
This report is about beginning a concerted effort to shift the market towards a focus on the mental, social and physical health and wellbeing of the people who occupy the homes we build and retrofit.
It is aimed at all those with a role in developing, designing, delivering or managing housing, and is focused on general needs homes in the UK housing sector. We aim to gather and distil the most compelling evidence and advice about building and neighbourhood design features which can enhance the health and wellbeing of residents.
The report also explores the ‘value’ case for action. Through a combination of a literature review, dialogue with housing providers and dedicated consumer research undertaken by one of our task group members, Saint-Gobain, we demonstrate that there is a compelling business case for the industry to focus on health and wellbeing in residential property.
This is a report commissioned by the UK Green Building Council. It posits that the construction and operation of buildings has a huge impact on resource use and the natural world, and therefore 'green' building represents an opportunity to positively address environmental challenges such as climate change. It gives you an overview of the current research into the relationship between health, well-being and productivity in retail.
This document has been created by CEDIA to enable Design Professionals to better understand the terminology used in the Home Technology Industry.
This guide has been formulated using the independent expertise of the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) which has been testing and advising on flammability issues with valuable contributions from the Executive of the British Furniture Confederation and the wider industry. The guide provide understanding of what needs to be done to ensure product compliance, and which tests apply to which products. In addition, there are still many products, especially imported items, which do not comply. Changes in materials usage, plus novel products, design and technologies, and a growth in imports, mean that vigilance is still required to ensure all those responsible understand their obligations.
The contract sector, whether it be hotels, offices,schools, hospitals or care homes, is key to the UK economy,and ensuring that adequate fire prevention procedures are inplace is an essential safety requirement. Where fire safety for domestic furniture is defined by legislation, the requirements for the contract sector are, at first sight, more complex. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order requires that there are fire risk assessments in place for all buildings used for non-domestic activities. However, it is not always clear how these relate to furniture. This guide clearly shows how furniture should be considered in a risk assessment, and how this impacts on
different types of usage, together with the obligations of manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers and end-users.
Follow the story of the tree in this three part video and learn how trees are carbon stores, how using timber is good for the environment and how to build with carbon.
This short video gives a brief overview of how to specify and install BWF-CERTIFIRE certified fire doors including fitting and preparation, closers and hinges, trim allowance and a checklist to consider when installing an engineered safety product.
Dr Gillian Menzies introduces a study by Heriot Watt University comparing the cradle to grave lifecycle assessment of wood windows and comparisons to PVC-U frames and their environmental impact.
In this video, Architect Andrew Waugh discusses the building material of the future; timber.
The two big issues facing our world today are climate change and population, and the solution is to build denser more compact cities with tall buildings, and those buildings need to be built from carbon storing timber.
Join Dr Gillian Menzies as she introduces the Heriot Watt University study into the service life of wood windows, demonstrating that all the timber window options considered had a longer service life than their PVC-U alternatives, You will also gain an insight into the progress of manufacturing techniques, key features of wooden windows that increase their lifespan and statistic reports that support all these statements.
The annual Houzz & Home report is the largest survey of residential renovation, building, and decorating activity with over 229,000 respondents worldwide. The 2016 survey covers every aspect of home renovation in 2015, from interior renovations and extensions to home systems, exterior upgrades, and outdoor projects. It also touches on homeowners' planned projects for 2016. This presentation outlines key findings and insights.
Exploring materials commonly used to produce sanitaryware.
This report puts forward a set of innovative ideas to design and operate zero energy buildings for 2050. The purpose of this report is to inspire and challenge the built environment industry to acknowledge the current ‘signals of change’; look forward to 2050 and build capacity for zero energy buildings.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects.
CDM applies to all building and construction work and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance.
This guide is based on sound industry practice and will particularly help small businesses and organisations deliver building and construction projects in a way that prevents injury and ill health.
There are six guides: one for each of the five duty holders under CDM and an additional one for workers.
This guide focusses on Principal Designers.
This industry guidance has been produced by members of CONIAC (Construction Industry Advisory Committee).
CITB has made every effort to ensure that the information contained within this publication is accurate. Its content should be used as guidance only and not as a replacement for current regulations, existing standards or as a substitute for legal advice and is presented without any warranty, either express or implied, as to its accuaracy. In no event will CITB be liable for any damage arising from reliance on upon its content.
In this Designer Case Study, Lori and her team will take you through the design concept stages to completion of the award winning Royal Star & Garter Homes in Surbiton, UK.
Lori will explain the client’s background, the approach to the project, the specific needs of the care home residents and the design innovations undertaken when designing a home for those with dementia.
A guide for participants in adjudications conducted under Part II of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 as amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (“the Construction Act”)