Environmental

Overheating in commercial buildings

by John James

As we enjoy (or endure?!) the longest heat wave for over 40 years, this blog looks at the issue of overheating in offices, what the common factors are that contribute to this challenge and the...

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Avoid this mistake when specifying blinds

by John James

It is entirely possible that blinds are sometimes seen as a minor item along with a whole lot of other fixtures and fittings that can be taken care of by a ‘use-what-we-did-on-the-last-project’...

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Why blinds in modern office interiors will be inadequate without metallised screen fabric

by John James

Roller blinds with screen fabric have long been the window blind of choice for architects and interior designers working on office projects. Screen fabrics are PVC coated fibreglass or polyester...

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What is Solar Gain?

What is Solar Gain?

by Richard Webb

Solar gain (also known as solar heat gain) is the increase in temperature in a space, object or structure that results from solar radiation. The sun radiates energy in the form of short wave...

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Blinds used in multi comfort building

Considerations to ensure visual comfort is achieved on building design

by Richard Webb

Buildings that include visual comfort in the design brief ensure a high degree of health, wellbeing and productivity for its’ occupants.  A wide range of research studies shows that factors such...

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