Construction Specialties made the decision to have its Acrovyn® 4000 products put through a burn test and now have CodeMark accreditation.
Learn what Louvre Aerodynamic Coefficient is, how it's measured and how to use it to specify the correct Louvre for your application.
In architecture, natural light is an integral part of building design, a source of creativity, and, above all, brings real added value, thanks to its effect on its users' comfort, health and mood. These qualities are all the more popular in buildings for living and places devoted to human activity such as educational buildings.
We believe that awareness is best raised through action and that leading by example is a great way to change habits over the long term. For this reason, CS France and the Evreux Volleyball Club organised the first litter pick in Pacy-sur-Eure.
Grâce au concours financier de la Région Normandie, notre site de production implanté à Pacy sur Eure en Normandie, fait peau neuve !Il bénéficie d'une nouvelle série d'outils de production destinés à améliorer notre empreinte environnementale et notre productivité.
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.
CS Australia are proud to welcome new team member, Lucas Grace. He is the Sales Manager for Expansion Joint Covers and Louvres for QLD and NT
Construction Specialities have worked closely with the Lipman team to deliver this much needed facility to the residents of Dubbo. Featuring new murals.
Meet our newest staff member of CS Australia, Thais Freire, our new Sales Coordinator, who will monitor NSW projects and focus on our Acrovyn range.
Construction Specialties have a very extensive range of commercial expansion joint covers for all types of buildings and interior designs, even having the capability to withstand potentially devastating seismic activity.
At Construction Specialties, some of our products require being thermoformed to be the correct size and angle with our thermoforming machine in Sydney.
At Construction Specialties Australia, our Estimating Manger Henry gives us an overview of expansion joint covers and a look into his day to day activities
Construction Specialties provides Wagga Wagga Base Hospital with the AW-LR handrail with anti-ligature feature, throughout the hospital.
At Construction Specialties, the CNC machine processes a piece of material to meet the exact specifications by following each coded programmed instruction for your project.
Learn how Portland artist Laura Bender of SitePainters gathers her ideas to provide beautiful works of art that inspire healing.
Construction Specialties Australia heard first-hand the near-death experience Wiggles lead singer and cofounder Greg Page went through. Click to read more
Construction Specialties donated wall protection products to charity organisation Food For Life for their cool room and dry storage area.
The Bedhead Collection range that is exclusively for Acrovyn by Design, features over 50 new design combinations to choose from.
Construction Specialties are glad to announce that they will be collaborating with Ready Images, using their Acrovyn by Design to display nature images.
In the Australian construction industry, women still only make up only 12 percent of the workforce. Women show their skills in the construction industry.
Schools, Technical Campuses and Universities can be very tough environments to maintain and keep looking fresh, with busy student areas often being subjected to extensive wear and tear, resulting in scruffy interiors and high maintenance costs.To help you keep on top of your education building maintenance budgets, we have focused on the four main areas of your school, which once fully protected, should make a real difference in your cleaning and maintenance spend.
Improving the life cycle of wall finishes with Acrovyn® or limit the need for air conditioning in a building by regulating heat with Airfoil® and welcoming people into a clean environment and limit floor erosion with Pedisystems® welcome mats. We explain to you how to implement these sustainable solutions in a building.
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.
Designing sustainably hygienic premises for the agri-food industry and food laboratories. When it comes to hygiene and cost-effectiveness, which surfaces are best, out of all the materials used in industrial kitchens in the agri-food industry?
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.
Construction Specialties works with project management teams worldwide to offer bespoke solutions that address today’s architectural challenges. This is the approach that Construction Specialties France took on this project with Miranda and Jean-Marc Folléa’s architecture partnership.
Fires, particularly those that originally occurred on storage sites, continue to represent a massive part of the accidentology of the French industrial fabric. More than 10% of the accidents recorded in industry in France are warehouse fires. Focus on fire safety in warehouses
Doors are an essential element in the design of a building. They organise spaces and contribute to thermal and acoustic insulation. Whether they are used by staff or visitors, doors have the particularity of being handled twice. But against what and why protect them specifically?
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.
Like traditional medical and hospital care, medical structures specialising in veterinary care require the application of the same strict hygiene protocols and the same codes of ethics. Providing a healthy environment at all times is essential and the result of continuous work. For this reason, the interior design must be studied according to the constraints encountered. And it is not so easy to keep a clean environment when patients are furry and feathered.....
This article outlines the design considerations for wall protection in healthcare, including HBN 00-04, BS 8300-2:2018 and Approved Document M requirements.
Construction Specialties France était invité par l’AGREPI Île-de-France pour animer une conférence sur le thème de “L’ÉVACUATION DU SOUFFLE D’EXPLOSION ET DÉSENFUMAGE”
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.
Every year, there are more than 750,000 cases of nosocomial infections and more than 4,000 deaths in France alone. Three strains of super-resistant bacteria are responsible for more than half of these infections. Focus on building materials capable of combating these strains.
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.
Entre la profusion de solutions et les multiples interprétations des textes de loi, quelles sont les solutions d’accessibilité conformes au regard de la loi handicap ? Et pour quels type d’ERP sont-elles obligatoires ? Nous y répondons dans un dossier étayé par le représentant accessibilité du département de l'Eure.
Tragiques et dévastateurs, les incendies sont un risque industriel majeur qu'une entreprise doit considérer et anticiper. Nous avons listé les 6 faits qu'il convient d'analyser pour prévenir les dégâts et le danger des incendies.
Ralph Huguenin, expert dans la sécurité des bâtiments, revient sur le phénomène explosif et les facteurs aux origines des explosions de poussières. Il démontre, simulation à l’appui, la présence de ce risque industriel dans de nombreux environnements et l'impact qu’il peut occasioner.
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.
La protection passive regroupe un ensemble de dispositions qui évitent la propagation rapide de l’incendie dans l’ensemble du bâtiment et dans les structures avoisinantes. Faisons-le point sur les joints coupe-feu et sur les bases de la protection passive contre l’incendie.
To comply with the European Directive 1999/92 / EC, the industrial risk assessment is mandatory for each production site. But which elements present an explosive risk? How to act to anticipate the risks associated with an explosion and what are the obligations?
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?
Discover how to calculate louvre pressure drop and why it's an important factor to consider at the design or specification stage.
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.
Choosing a wall covering ensures the finish and aesthetics of the structure. The proposals are varied, there are paintings, fiberglass fabrics or wall protection panels. We create an overview of the most used solutions.
Choisir un revêtement mural assure la finition et l'esthétique de l’ouvrage. Les propositions en la matière sont nombreuses, on retrouve les peintures, les toiles en fibre de verre ou encore des panneaux de protection murale. Nous vous proposons un tour d’horizon des solutions les plus utilisées.
Depuis plusieurs années CS France recrute des jeunes, pour accroître les exportations dans les pays à fort potentiel de croissance. Retour sur une année d’expérience au Sénégal avec Sarah Adamou, lauréate du Grand Prix VIE 2017.
Partons du postulat qu’un tapis est efficace simplement parce que l’on marche dessus. Découvrez comment choisir le tapis le plus adapté à votre besoin.
Découvrez tous nos conseils techniques et pratiques pour que votre tapis d'accueil soit idéalement installé et performant.
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.
On ne pense pas toujours que l'accueil du bâtiment est le seul espace vu et foulé de tous…Retrouvez tous nos conseils pour que cet espace soit efficace
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
The cleanliness of a laboratory doesn’t just come down to how clean the lab equipment, machinery or items in the room are, but how clean the lab itself is and how easy it is to clean.
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.
To process your pricing enquiries and orders as smoothly as possible, we will require a door schedule including the following information as applicable:
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.
Selecting a performance coating suitable for your application is tricky, to help you we've outlined 5 key considerations and the reasons why they're important.
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.
Discover how containment coatings can reduce the risk of cross contamination in laboratories. With regular, intense cleaning regimes, a tough performance coating is essential.
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.
We discuss what architectural louvres are, why they are used on buildings and the different types available.
Buying a performance louvre for your project is complicated, so you need to make sure you ask the right questions at the time of purchase, here are 5 we recommend.
Expansion joint cover specification isn't easy, we break the process down into 5 easy steps to ensure you choose the right joint cover for your project.
Entrance matting is a key part of health and safety in a building or workplace, discover our 5 tips to ensuring your entrance mat keeps on performing.
Schools, Colleges and Universities can be tough environments to maintain and keep looking nice. We recommend 4 essential products to help reduce your maintenance spend.
We outline the importance of good interior design and a clear wayfinding/communication strategy within healthcare facilities.
Discover the benefits of third party fire door testing and how it can help the fire prevention strategy in your building.
There are several key criteria you must consider, for expansion joint cover specification. Discover the four that are the most important to remember.
CS can now supply BM TRADA Q-Marked Acrovyn Doors. Our BM Trada Certified Fire Doors include an FD30 and FD60 model, available in a range of configurations
BS 7953 recommends that entrance matting be a minimum of 2.1 metres but that's not always possible, so combining indoor & outdoor entrance matting is essential.