Learn how Portland artist Laura Bender of SitePainters gathers her ideas to provide beautiful works of art that inspire healing.
Construction Specialties donated wall protection products to charity organisation Food For Life for their cool room and dry storage area.
A CS solar shading system has provided an elegant new private residence with a stylish and sustainable way of creating a light-filled interior whilst managing solar heat gain and glare.
Construction Specialties has supplied a range of expansion joint covers and entrance matting for a new sports venue widely-regarded as the finest in Europe.
Construction Specialties expansion joint cover CSFM2HD was used for the redevelopment of the new 6 storey building of The Mutual Maitland.
The project intended to reimagine better living spaces above and beyond the usual improvements that come from refurbishing a place. Surface hygiene and material durability were two key concepts guiding how the job specifications were drawn up.
Construction Specialties was proud to supply Acrovyn by Design for the patient bedrooms at Calvary Adelaide Hospital in South Australia.
Wir nehmen Abschied von unserem lieben Kollegen Heinz Lewandowski. Wir konnten uns immer auf Heinz verlassen. Er war ein toller Mensch und wird uns allen sehr fehlen! Mach's guad!
A quick introduction to the Bacterial and Fungal testing conducted on CS Acrovyn 4000.
Our Acrovyn® brand is synonymous with building interior wall protection, here are 8 reasons to choose Acrovyn for your building.
Art should not just be considered as a picture on a wall. This blog post highlights the benefits of artwork across different types of buildings and introduces a revolutionary product CS Acrovyn by Design.
CS supplied Gridline entrance flooring to the new Comcast Technology Centre in Philadelphia. The project architects also used Gridline for architectural accents throughout the building.
1,236m of CS SLA Screening Louvre system was installed on the Ty Maelfa Residential tower roof to hide the existing plant equipment and transmission masts.
CS supplied bespoke wall protection for a children’s early learning centre, which not only offered excellent impact resistance, but also imagery tailored to the client’s precise requirements.
CS recently supplied Acoustic Louvres to the Bank of China Sydney branch, to combat noise pollution for the adjacent hotel.
This article outlines the design considerations for wall protection in healthcare, including HBN 00-04, BS 8300-2:2018 and Approved Document M requirements.
CS provided an extensive wall protection package for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, including bespoke Acrovyn by Design, handrails, crashrails & more.
The popular APF expansion joint cover from Construction Specialties has been installed in two Australian UNIQLO Clothing Stores, (Hornsby & Chatswood).
Bespoke graphics depicting trees & colourful butterflys were incorporated into CS Acrovyn by Design and fitted to full wall height in cot rooms, waiting & play areas.
Facilities managers struggle with cleaning budgets & a quick fix can often overshadow return on investment. Rental Matting for entrances may seem like a money saver, but in the long run it may not be.
CS Acrovyn Wall Protection and Expansion Joint Covers were recently installed at the new Care Hub and Primary & Urgent Care Buildings at Stirling Care Village
Chequers shopping centre were concerned about the walls in their back of house area, and needed a solution that would protect them from impact damage.
CS provided a 92m² Pedluxe Entrance mat featuring exterior grade carpet inserts. With 17million visitors per year, the centre needed a durable entrance matting solution.
CS were approached by Interserve to supply and install Airfoil Solar Shading and Screening Louvres at the St Piers school.
CS supplied and installed a range of bespoke louvre systems to provide the new state of the art Met Office Supercomputer Complex with Natural Ventilation.
To protect the interior floor surfaces and to reduce the cleaning and maintenance costs throughout the building, CS Pedimat Ultra entrance matting was specified.
CS were approached to provide a series of airfoil solar shading blades to create an architectural feature, and reduce glare through the mostly glass structure.
CS Acrovyn TP300 Rub Rails were specified for all circulation spaces throughout the facility, offering Light Duty protection for the walls.
For the eye clinic's state of the art operating theatre CS supplied Wallflex a versatile hygienic wall & ceiling coating, offering anti-microbial properties & chemical resistance.
As part of major refurbishment works CS supplied GTP-300HD expansion joint cover, a heavy duty recess mounted floor cover, ideal for shopping centres with intensive traffic across the joint.
CS Acrovyn HRWS6C was installed throughout the communal areas of the building, chosen for it’s non-institutional aesthetic & high quality finish.
CS Pediluxe was specified with alternating Grey coloured interior carpet inserts to avoid an overpowering dark effect against the light colours of the lobby
CS Louvres were specified to provide essential ventilation & screening for the building. A combination of models were chosen to suit the projects needs.
As part of a £200million redevelopment CS supplied and installed (via Conspec Contracts) an extensive wall protection package, protecting from impact damage
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.
CS Gridline™ was chosen to complement the entryway finishes. Not only is dirt effectively trapped at the door, cutting down on maintenance costs and improving indoor air quality, but the stainless steel properties also offer a beautiful yet sustainable solution.
A collection of CS Allway Expansion Joint Covers were chosen to meet the various performance and aesthetic requirements of different areas of the new Bolton Interchange.
CS Acrovyn Rubber Wall Protection was specified by PLP Architecture to protect the underground car park of the new 66 Chiltern Place building in London. CS' in-house installation team, Conspec Contracts, installed the comprehensive protection package.
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.
Construction Specialties is proud to be participating in Ideaction, Australia’s premier national Facility Management learning and networking event, incorporating a world-class conference and exhibition. The team will be showcasing key products and sharing useful insights from recent projects. Why not join us?
CS were approached by Ashford International to supply and install a watertight expansion joint cover solution on levels 4 & 5 of their multi-storey car park, due to an existing joint cover failure.
Construction Specialties will soon be exhibiting at an Equinox event near you. Why not join us? You could win a $350 Dan Murphy’s gift card just by visiting our stand! Come and chat, enjoy the fun, food, refreshments, and some surprising entertainment.
CS supplied their full range of performance coating solutions to meet the varying performance requirements of the different areas of the Donkey Sanctuary and Veterinary Hospital in Devon. The coatings needed to stand up to intense, regular cleaning with chemicals, donkey kicks and high pressure washing.
CS were approached by RG Carter to supply and install external solar shading for the new Ely Leisure hub in North Cambridge. CMP Architects wanted the shading solution to make a bold statement by incorporating different coloured blades throughout the cantilevered Brise Soleil system. Discover the complete project.
CS supplied a range of performance coatings to protect the walls and ceilings, including ornate gold leaf, from the high humidity, high chlorine environment
As part of a lift refurbishment project at the Salisbury Hospital CS supplied a collection of Acrovyn products to transform the shabby lifts.
BP chose CS Omniwall to replace traditionally constructed walls in their new Kent Petrol Filling Station, helping to achieve a cleaner, faster build.
CS supplied RSH-5700 louvres to the VIA 57 West building, offering high airflow and rain defence performance.
CS supplied 4 clear anodised Pediluxe entrance mats with interior carpet inserts to the Fenwick Department Store in Colchester.
CS supplied a Solar Shading solution to Lida vets, offering reduced glare and solar heat gain for their glass, conservatory style waiting area.
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.
A brief introduction to AS/NZS 4740-2000, the standard test method & measure of compliance for Architectural Louvres in Australia & New Zealand.
Photos of Astronauts in Space were embedded in Acrovyn by Design and installed on the walls & lobby doors of the IMAX Experience at the Kennedy Space Center
A comprehensive wall protection package featuring Acrovyn Corner Guards, Textured Sheet, Bespoke printed wall protection and Bed Head Protectors.
CS supplied curved timber handrail and a comprehensive protection package to the new Tameside Macmillan Unit offering a modern, non-institutional aesthetic.
CS supplied a collection of performance coatings as well as a custom expansion joint cover for the laboratories and atrium at Bristol Life Sciences.
A beautiful image of butterflies has been encapsulated in CS Acrovyn by Design, transforming the entrance to the mortuary area of St Michael’s Hospital.
CS supplied printed wall murals to the Heart Hospital Operating theatre, transforming the patient experience & helping to make them feel calm & cared for.
The Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory required a testable, resettable explosion venting solution to replace their sacrificial plywood panels.
CS supplied three 1.22m x 2.44m explosion venting panels to Glangwili General Hopsital for a new medical gas store within the hospital.
With CS Acrovyn 4000®, a sustainable, recyclable, PVC-free wall protection sheet, you can save recurring maintenance costs by protecting the walls.
Custom printed shock resistant CS Acrovyn Glass wall protection was installed at Dr Müller-Wohlfahrt's practice, offering an A1 fire classification.
The laminate guest room doors at the Hotel showed signs of damage. To protect the doors & extend their lifecycle they turned to CS Acrovyn Door Protection.
CS' toughest high performance coating Armourglaze™ has been used in the containment laboratories at the Francis Crick Institute.
Discover the Service Corridor Protection package from CS that ensures Guildhall Shopping Centre's back-of-house areas stay maintenance free for years.
Optegra's new eye hospital in London has benefited from a high performance interior finishes package from CS, protecting doors, walls & ceilings in theatres
To ensure the hospital’s corridor walls could withstand constant use by 30,000+ patients a day, the hospital chose Hospital Grade Wall Protection from CS.
The casino's existing parking expansion joint covers were leaking between floors, and had also become a trip hazard. Discover how CS solved their issues.
The design team wanted to provide interest & distraction for the children whilst ensuring walls were durable & easy to clean, they chose Acrovyn by Design.
Concerned about slip accidents and potential floor surface damage the Bentall Centre needed a high performance shopping centre entrance matting system.
Oakwood Dementia Ward at Prospect Park Hospital has recently undergone a significant refurbishment, incorporating supportive imagery to aid patient recovery
Heavy duty movement joint covers were required at Grand Central due to it being such a high traffic location for both pedestrians and vehicles.
Due to the locations of the murals, and the risk of damage the Estates Department required an impact resistant, easy to clean medium for their imagery.
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.
TSG Hoffenheim Football Club had had enough of high maintenance costs in its arena. They chose Acrovyn Wall Protection Sheet to reduce those costs.
Due to the regular movement of beds, patients and heavy equipment within the ward, Bristol Royal Infirmary were experiencing extensive wall damage.
Building movement is often a complex, and scary consideration when designing a building. Get it wrong and it could be very costly!
2 large external plant areas were required to house new cooling equipment at the hospital. Both plant areas needed to be secured and screened from the surrounding environment, whilst still allowing essential airflow to the equipment.
At the Stafford South Services, it was important to eliminate hazards to visitors by trapping water, dirt and debris at the entrance of the building.
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.
CS supplied a collection of high-end, modular entrance matting solutions to protect the gorgeous tiled floor throughout the Mailbox.
Discover why permanent entrance matting is a better, more effective solution to dirt and moisture being tracked into a building.
To protect the interior corridor walls of the Ysgol Gymraeg Ffwrnes school, CS supplied Acrovyn Wall Protection Sheet as well as SCG50 corner guards.
CS Acrovyn by Design with embedded images of an old mine shaft have been installed in the players tunnel to dramatically reflect the history of the club.
Bristol’s £430 million Southmead Hospital has received a comprehensive protection solution package incorporating many of CS’ world renowned products.
Aluminium car park screening louvres have been used to screen the extensive car park area underneath the Premier Inn, at Gatwick Airport.
Discover how you can mitigate the risk of combustible dust and deflagration in your facility through good building design and pressure relief systems.
To achieve a durable, spatially efficient solution to protect the walls in their hotel rooms, Tune Hotels chose CS Acrovyn Sheet.
Cotswold Outdoor had to stop dirt & moisture at the door, keeping shoppers safe & maintenance costs down. The chose Retail Entrance Matting tiles from CS.
To ensure adequate ventilation was provided, whilst keeping the rain out of the building a weather resistant ventilation solution was required.
The trust required a compliant and co-ordinated Wall Protection Package to make the facility accessible to all visitors and protect the building fabric.
The design team's goal was to create a calm and healing experience whilst delivering durability, the team chose Acrovyn by Design Custom Wall Protection
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.