Using natural daylight has often been preferred to artificial lighting within the workplace, unfortunately at the cost of energy efficiency. However, technological advances in glazing and manufacturing means that rooflights are now a viable option for a low carbon footprint building design. In this article we take a look at how rooflights can help reduce carbon footprint, including the changes implemented in recent years.
Following the Grenfell tower disaster almost two years ago, cause by cost cutting and improper use of hazardous cladding, there have been several changes implemented to reduce risk in design. Since then, a conscious shift towards architects specifying materials over contractors has emerged, to minimise future problems.
This article examines how architects can reduce risk in design.
Wixams Retirement Village near Bedford, is owned and operated by Extracare the same company who’s Lark Hill Retirement Village was featured in the 2018 Channel 4 series of ‘Old People’s Homes for 4 year old’. The purpose built village will provide 230, one and two bedroom apartments for the over 55’s in its six acre green field setting.
We take a look at the 'Monday Blues' and how they can be avoided in the workplace.