In this blog post, we will delve into the workings of weather louvres, focusing specifically on their ability to defend against rain.
Discover Dorothea's experience as a Technical Intern at Construction Specialties UK whilst she studied architecture at London Southbank University.
Keeping students on track is a full-time job - and it's our job to help energise the educational environment with inspired solutions.
As part of the EcoVadis certification process, Maud, our QHSE Project Manager, shares her experience, her commitment and the challenges she faced along the way. She provides a valuable insight into what she has learned from the experience, offering useful advice to those seeking certification with EcoVadis
We were challenged by Tata Steel to develop a louvre system that would suit their Fast Fit, clip in façade cladding system, creating a flush finish with the adjacent cladding, and enabling natural and mechanical ventilation for the building.
For more than 75 years, the Construction Specialties has been committed to providing the best possible products and services for its customers worldwide. To ensure that our subsidiaries and products meet the very highest standards
Discover how vertical louvre models often out perform horizontal louvres and can sometimes reduce the amount of louvre required on the project.
To help support our local community, from Monday 31st October to Wednesday 7th December, Construction Specialties will become a Food Donation Point for Aylesbury Foodbank.
Learn what Louvre Aerodynamic Coefficient is, how it's measured and how to use it to specify the correct Louvre for your application.
Although construction can be considered a polluting sector, there are ways to make buildings "greener". In this blog, we look at certifications such as Cradle to Cradle and focus on Acrovyn® solutions that support and integrate into responsible projects.
Learn how Portland artist Laura Bender of SitePainters gathers her ideas to provide beautiful works of art that inspire healing.
Our Acrovyn® brand is synonymous with building interior wall protection, here are 8 reasons to choose Acrovyn for your building.
As part of our Good to Give initiative, a group of CS employees spent a day volunteering at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital & Visitor Centre in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire.
CS donated products and expertise to help brighten a local care home's Garden Room, giving residents a more welcoming, homely space to enjoy.
This article outlines the design considerations for wall protection in healthcare, including HBN 00-04, BS 8300-2:2018 and Approved Document M requirements.
As part of our Good to Give initiative, CS colleagues took a day out of the office to help a local care home by refurbishing their garden furniture.
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
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.
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.
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.