This article outlines the design considerations for wall protection in healthcare, including HBN 00-04, BS 8300-2:2018 and Approved Document M requirements.
This article looks at one of the key interior design considerations for the visually impaired, colour contrast. Examining how the visually impaired move about a building, and discussing the legislative requirements for colour contrast and light reflectance, we showcase example colour options & offer recommendations.
Focusing on the specification of handrails, this article looks at the design considerations to permit accessibility for those with physical mobility issues, and how they can help compliance with BS 8300, Approved Document M, the Equality Act and HBN 00-04.
Passive fire protection (PFP) attempts to contain fires or slow the spread. Passive Fire Protection takes many forms, from fire-resistant walls, floors, and doors to expansion joint fire barriers, sprinklers and fire alarms. Discover the legislation behind the use of these products and their benefits.
A cloud of grain dust created by a collapsing grain store exploded, this type of explosion is a serious hazard in many manufacturing industries, learn more.
We often see standard carpet tiles, like those in offices, used at the entrance of a building instead of an entrance mat. Discover why that's a problem.
Building movement is often a complex, and scary consideration when designing a building. Get it wrong and it could be very costly!
To help demystify some louvre elements we thought we would explain some of the common parts you will see on a louvre drawing and what they do.
Discover why permanent entrance matting is a better, more effective solution to dirt and moisture being tracked into a building.
Discover how you can mitigate the risk of combustible dust and deflagration in your facility through good building design and pressure relief systems.
With smoke being such a dangerous part of any fire we wanted to focus on 4 fire door checks to make sure your fire door can prevent the spread of smoke.
Discover how to calculate louvre pressure drop and why it's an important factor to consider at the design or specification stage.
There are lots of things you can do with impact protection to make it a feature, rather than an eyesore. Discover our 4 tips to stylish impact protection.
No two projects are exactly the same, so if you are struggling to find the right product for your movement joints, or don’t know where to start, we can help
Designing for dementia care is an increasingly prominent topic, with research from the Alzheimer’s Society(i) indicating that by 2015 more than 850,000 people in the UK will be living with the condition.
A Hospital Fire Door is a critical safety feature of a healthcare building, protecting exit routes to allow enough time for the elderly and infirm to escape
The cleanliness of a laboratory doesn’t just come down to how clean the lab equipment, machinery or items in the room are, but how clean the lab itself is and how easy it is to clean.
In this blog post we've outlined 5 of the most common issues we find with existing, already installed expansion joint covers, and point out what the potential cause was.
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We take you through a brief introduction to louvre performance testing, the results and what they mean.
Discover how to specify louvres correctly for your building, why free area isn't the best method and how taking into account the building's surroundings is beneficial.
We explain how much entrance matting you need to be compliant, and how much entrance matting industry experts actually recommend - there is a difference.
Comparing architectural louvre models can be tricky we highlight the key criteria to look at and what the performance data you're given actually means.
Discover 3 examples of waterproof expansion joint covers from the CS Allway® range and how they're different.
Architectural louvre blades have undergone quite the transformation since their invention discover how they've changed for the better and what these changes mean.
Selecting a performance coating suitable for your application is tricky, to help you we've outlined 5 key considerations and the reasons why they're important.
Discover how Construction Specialties and Intrepid Security solved incompatibility issues between aluminium entrance matting and retail security systems at a London retail store.
Glass is becoming an increasingly prominent design feature in new and refurbished buildings, we show you how to protect that glass from impact damage.
Entrance matting is an often overlooked building component, discover 6 surprising facts that will make you appreciate its importance in your building.
Impact damage is a costly and common problem for any building owner or operator, knowing which types of wall protection to use where can help save your budget.
Discover how CS has managed to achieve triple bank architectural louvre performance in a more compact, spatially efficient package than ever before.
Exploring the hidden costs behind economy architectural louvres, drawing on CS' 60 years of experience in performance louvres we show you what can go wrong.
Discover how custom retail wall protection can not only protect your store, hotel or restaurant, but also help create a great experience for your customers.
Discover how containment coatings can reduce the risk of cross contamination in laboratories. With regular, intense cleaning regimes, a tough performance coating is essential.
Fire Safety is critical in any building, we run through 5 crucial fire door regulations you need to know about and how they affect you.
Discover 3 ways to protect interior wall corners in any type of building. Without protection corners can become seriously damaged compromising safety.
We discuss what architectural louvres are, why they are used on buildings and the different types available.
Buying a performance louvre for your project is complicated, so you need to make sure you ask the right questions at the time of purchase, here are 5 we recommend.
Expansion joint cover specification isn't easy, we break the process down into 5 easy steps to ensure you choose the right joint cover for your project.
Entrance matting is a key part of health and safety in a building or workplace, discover our 5 tips to ensuring your entrance mat keeps on performing.
Schools, Colleges and Universities can be tough environments to maintain and keep looking nice. We recommend 4 essential products to help reduce your maintenance spend.
We outline the importance of good interior design and a clear wayfinding/communication strategy within healthcare facilities.
Discover the benefits of third party fire door testing and how it can help the fire prevention strategy in your building.
There are several key criteria you must consider, for expansion joint cover specification. Discover the four that are the most important to remember.
CS can now supply BM TRADA Q-Marked Acrovyn Doors. Our BM Trada Certified Fire Doors include an FD30 and FD60 model, available in a range of configurations
BS 7953 recommends that entrance matting be a minimum of 2.1 metres but that's not always possible, so combining indoor & outdoor entrance matting is essential.
Learn how some Expansion Joint Cover products from Construction Specialties can help solve problems with inconsistent expansion joint block-outs.
Choosing an expansion joint cover manufacturer that can help you specify the correct expansion joint cover for your project is essential, we show you what to look for.
Discover how hygienic coatings can assist in infection control, and why early consideration of the cleaning regimes that are going to be used is so important.
Discover how carefully selected artwork, introduced into the healthcare environment can benefit patient recovery time and reduce hospital maintenance costs.
Car Parks are a demanding environment for Expansion Joint Covers, discover 5 parking garage expansion joint covers from CS that you can rely upon.
Learn why not all Class A Performance louvres can be considered equal, what BS EN 13030:2001 involves, plus louvre specification considerations.
Learn the importance of long lasting brand walls in the retail sector. And how Acrovyn by Design can help reduce maintenance costs and boost brand.
Discover what an expansion joint cover is, how it works, why you need them and what its role is within the structure of your building.
To help you work out when your office entrance mats need replacing here are 5 signs to look out for as you walk across it everyday.
Discover the new retail wall protection product that not only protects your walls, but your branding too.
Discover how busy front-of-house food preparation areas such as delicatessens and bakeries can maintain high levels of hygiene with CS Wallglaze.
There is more to entrance matting than meets the eye, it’s not just there to look nice, it has important functions to perform, here are 5 important functions.
Discover how specialist finishes for interior walls and ceilings can help to reduce these figures and provide a safer and more hygienic hospital environment.
Slips and trips are the most common cause of major injuries and can happen almost anywhere. Discover how entrance matting can help reduce the risk of slip & trip accidents.
Part 2 of our series exploring ways in which Facilities Managers can become more cost efficient whilst maintaining and improving quality of care.
Part 1 in our series exploring ways in which Facilities Managers can become more cost efficient whilst maintaining and improving quality of care.
Adding to its portfolio of architectural solutions, CS UK Ltd has launched a range of louvres to provide architects and engineers with an aesthetic screening solution, which allows maximum airflow and provides a highly efficient rain defence.
Performance coatings have become essential in laboratories, hospitals and food preparation facilities, discover how Wallglaze can help.
Hygiene regulations in laboratories and other hygienically sensitive areas require wall surfaces be smooth and easy to clean, discover why you should use hygienic sheeting.
Discover how Wallglaze hygienic coatings can help reduce hospital infections in the NHS, and why durable coatings are a must have for all healthcare facilities.
Did you know that specifying building louvres on free area alone can cause problems? We explain how you should be specifying louvres and why free area alone isn't a good idea.
Reducing airport maintenance costs whilst providing a safe and attractive environment for passengers is a challenge for many airport operators. We can help.
If you are designing or improving your laboratory or clean room, discover the 5 essentials to choosing efficient and effective laboratory wall finishes.
Discover some of the measures hospitals can take to enhance the patient experience, while adhering to DoH criteria as cost-effectively as possible
The entrance to your store should be welcoming and provide a positive first impression for your customers, discover what you should be asking any new retail entrance mats supplier.
Retail store interiors are subject to a constant barrage of scuffs and scrapes from bags, trolleys and shoppers, discover the 5 essentials to retail wall protection.
We know that making hospitals safer and cleaner is a top priority for health care provider and conforming to infection control requirements is essential, discover how we can help
Architectural louvres are ventilation products that allow air to pass through then whilst keeping out unwanted elements such as water, dirt and debris.
Keeping a busy hotel looking smart and welcoming is no easy task, with a wide range of products, discover how CS can help you protect your hotel interior.
Discover ways to reduce long-term costs, as well as maintain a clean and welcoming car park for your visitors using CS products.
Interior finishes have a huge impact on the building and maintenance costs of a hospital, discover 5 that will help you cut costs and stay safe.
Ensuring your entrance is clean and well branded is an essential part of retail design, it being the first thing a visitor sees. Discover how to brand your entrance.
The second blog post in our series of Approved Document M Compliance showing how to become compliant with Light Reflectance Values and Visual Contrast.
Discover the role entrance mats play in Approved Document M compliance ensuring foot and wheeled pedestrians are able to enter and exit a building safely.