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  • Halotherapy - what is it and what are the benefits?
    Drom UK
    Halotherapy (or salt therapy) is a 100% natural therapy that has grown steadily in popularity in recent years. It is believed to aid in relieving respiratory ailments and has a positive effect on many skin conditions. The...
  • Lecture theatre design
    Ferco Seating Systems
    According to research led by the London School of Economics (LSE) Estates Division and the Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF), out of 1,000 students in the UK, 76% ranked campus facilities as either ‘quite’ or...
  • Washroom and toilet refurbishment tips
    Formica Group
    Formica Group offers a top ten list of tips for designers seeking to improve washrooms and toilet facitlies. 1. Lighting Is going to the loo such an embarrassing exercise it requires a darkened room to do it in? Behind...
  • Boost office recycling with effective bin placement
    Method Recycling
    Method Recycling manufactures waste recycling bins for modern offices. The company spent three years researching, designing, prototyping, tooling and manufacturing, before bringing its award-winning products to the market.
  • Space planning for lecture theatres
    Ferco Seating Systems
    What is space planning? Space must be efficiently and effectively utilised – as a consequence, space planning in universities is an important factor for architects and interior designers too and is subject to continuous...
  • How to Combine Indoor and Outdoor Entrance Matting
    Construction Specialties
    British Standard BS 7953 recommends that entrance matting be a minimum of 2.1 metres in the traffic direction, to remove as much dirt and moisture from foot and wheeled traffic as possible. Whilst industry experts suggest...
  • Creating an inclusive environment in universities
    Ferco Seating Systems
    The physical layout of the university campus and its facilities can significantly influence the learning experience, including how the students interact with one another as well as how motivated, focused and engaged they...
  • Biofilm removal by shear velocity
    Horne Engineering
    Horne Engineering has always been a strong advocate of periodic high velocity system flushing to remove biofilm from the internal pipe surfaces of domestic water systems – in particular in large buildings such as hospitals...
  • Hydrotherapy: history, principles and why it works
    Design & Form
    Hydrotherapy has a long tradition. Historical records support the medical profession’s belief in the therapeutic value of water to relax, support, restore and mend. The Romans understood the effect of water, steam and...
  • Making sustainable savings on water usage for buildings
    EcoProd Technique
    It always seems strange when people talk about water shortages in the UK, but when the Head of the Environment Agency, Sir James Bevan speaks you know it's time to take notice. EcoProd explains how using sensor taps can help...
  • Why sensor taps are good for healthcare environments
    EcoProd Technique
    There’s been a lot of discussion over the last few years about the pros and cons of sensor taps in the context of healthcare environments such as hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and veterinary practices. After four babies...
  • Environmental impact: electric hand dryers/paper towels
    EcoProd Technique
    EcoProd Technique discusses the environmental impact of electric hand dryers versus paper towels. The environmental impact of paper towels There are two main aspects of the environmental impact of paper towels that need to...
  • The evolution of deep soaking tubs
    Design & Form
    Year by year, deep soaking tubs have been rising in popularity. A surge of recent product launches reflects increasing interest on the part of designers and manufacturers but the concept is anything but new. Many features of...
  • Accessible bathroom design to support independent living
    Twyford Bathrooms
    Kevin O’ Donnell, from Twyford Bathrooms, considers options for inclusive bathrooms to balance DDA requirements with the need for a relaxing, aesthetically pleasing space in the home: As a nation, we are facing the stark...
  • A guide to flammability in contract fabrics
    Camira Fabrics
    This guidance is part of Camira Fabrics' CPD brochure, which can be obtained when specifiers attend the company's CPD presentation 'A guide to specifying contract fabrics'. Flammability is arguably the most important...