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What Is Curtain Walling And Should You Include It In Your Build?
When you approach a building of any kind, what is the first thing you notice? In most cases, it is going to be the design and what the outside of the building looks like. So, if you’re currently working on a building project, it stands to reason that you need to put some careful thought into its facade. Of course, you want your project to lView More
Examples Of Facade Architecture In Northern Ireland
An architectural facade can be made of several different materials, including glazing, curtain walling, brick, cladding and more. It is often a combination of more than one of these elements. The facade serves a number of key purposes, including protecting the building from the weather and controlling the climate inside. However, another impoView More
6 Reasons Why Building Facade Is Important
The word facade is French for face or frontage, which explains why in architectural terms, we use this word to describe the exterior elements of a building. This includes everything from walls to glazing and cladding. It is essentially an overcoat that is attached to the outside of a property to protect it. However, protection isn’t the only rView More
Guide To The Different Types Of Building Envelopes
A building envelope is a critical part of any building, whether it’s private or commercial, your home or your office. But if you’re new to the construction industry or certainly new to the language used in the construction world, you might be unaware of what this term means. That is why we have created this guide. Below, we are going to takeView More
What Is A Glazing System?
Nowadays, it is almost impossible to find a building that isn’t made without glass in some way or another. Glazing systems have become hugely popular over the last couple of decades, largely because glass is always evolving and enabling better performance and impressive new applications. And the more adventurous these glazing systems becomeView More
A Guide To Metsec Systems In Construction
Whether you work in the construction industry or you’re simply about to embark on your own DIY building project, you might have heard the term MetSec being used a lot recently. But for many, these systems are still very new, and you might be wondering what MetSec is and whether you should be using this in your construction project. Well, thView More
Transform Your Office Space With These 7 Internal Fitting Ideas
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a huge shift in working models and the way businesses use their office space. Many businesses have embraced hybrid working models, allowing employees to work from home some or all of the time, depending on what better suits their needs. In fact, View More
How To Handle An Emergency Roof Repair
The roof is one of the most important aspects of any property. It is the first line of defence against the elements, and therefore, it needs to be properly cared for and maintained. But even the most proactive and careful homeowner can’t control everything, and in some circumstances, roofs can become weakened or damaged. If this is the caseView More
A Guide To Rendering Your House
House rendering is a very common cladding solution, typically used on more contemporary homes, though there are lots of different types of render out there, so it’s possible to find the right type for pretty much any property. There are lots of reasons you might consider rendering the facade ofView More
Different Types Of Machinery Needed For A New Build
Whether it’s an entirely new estate in the city or a dream home being created in the countryside, houses don’t just appear. They take a lot of careful planning, preparation and, of course, building. This, in turn, requires lots of specialist equipment to get the job done and to get it done to the highest possible standard. But what equipmentView More
Curtain Walling: What Is It And What Are The Benefits?
If you’ve got a property project on the go, you’re probably juggling a lot of information and decision-making right now. Getting the exterior of a building right is critical. This will impact its structural integrity, the look of the property and how well it stands up to the weather (and the test of time!). One way to protect your building fView More
What Are Interior Fit Outs? Everything You Need to Know
If you’re not in the construction industry, you will be forgiven for not knowing what an interior fit out is. However, if you’ve found yourself as part of a property development project, be that an office, prepping new builds for tenants or maybe even just doing up a property for yourself, you might have a lot of nView More
What Is Exterior Glazing?
From windows and doors to facades and conservatories, there are lots of uses for glass in the structure of a property. However, this might not be something you’ve ever really paid much mind to unless you are designing, building or refurbishing a property. But glass, and more spView More
4 Reasons To Get Facade Work Done To A Property
When it comes to your property, it’s not just the interior design and layout that counts. We spend good money on our homes; therefore, they should look great from every angle, including the outside. There are lots of elements that make up the overall look of your property; paintwork, garden, driveway, walls, etc., and certain elements can takeView More
10 Examples Of Suspended Ceilings
Suspended ceilings are a budget-friendly, elegant design solution very popular in buildings around the globe. They are most commonly used in commercial buildings; however, these are slowly gaining popularity in more domestic settings too. But if you’re unsure what suspended ceilings are and whether this is something you should consider for youView More
The Advantages Of Dry Lining Over Plastering
Whether you’re in the middle of building, refurbishing or just redecorating your property, you might have found yourself in need of some newer, smoother walls. In this case, you have two options you can try plastering/skimming or dry lining. While dry lining has become a really popular choice of late if you don’t understand the difference beView More
Internal Fit Out Vs Interior Design
If you’re currently in the process of having a property built, or perhaps you’re completely restructuring an older building, you might have heard the phrases ‘fit out’ and ‘interior design’. These are both important stages of the building process and crucial for makinView More
5 Purposes Of A Building Envelope
A building envelope is one of the most important parts of any building design. It plays a number of critical functions, and without a sturdy building envelope, your property could face problems further down the line. But what is a building envelope? Well, if you’re currently working on a building project,View More
Steel Framing Solutions
Steel framing solutions - what are the advantages?
Steel frame solutions - or SFS - construction offers the chance to firstly reduce costs from the offset.
Cold rolled or cold formed sView More
Dry Lining Advantages
Dry lining is a form of internal cladding. Dry lining contractors will dry line internal walls and ceilings in order to prepare them for wallpaper or paint.
Also called dry walling, dry lining involves finishing internal walls and ceilings with slim board material, such as plasterboard. The sheets of plasterboard arView More
How long does curtain walling last?
Curtain walling contractors take a number of factors into consideration when estimating the expected lifespan of curtain wall systems in a building design. A curtain wall design involves many different elements and potentially many different types of material, all with different life spans and test methods.
To beginView More
Facades & Interfaces
Facade contractors are experts in all styles of facade and interface installation. As a facade company, we have installed many facades throughout Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.
A building facade serves many functions. Essentially, a fView More
Understanding Commercial Glazing
Commercial glazing is the process of installing window glazing to a property owned by a business or organisation. Commercial properties are usually much larger than domestic properties, meaning they need to be project managed. A glazing contractor with knowledge and experience of commercial glazing will be needed.View More
What is the importance of building facade in architecture?
Building facades are essentially the ‘outer layer’ or the frontage to a building. Facade contractors take many things into consideration when creating a facade design. Building facades play an important role, not only to the building itself, but its surroundings, its occupants and even the environment as a whole.View More