, A London council will urgently remove cladding from five blocks of flats after laboratory tests revealed they contain the same flammable material as the panels it ordered for the blocks were not fitted as commissioned, and will immediately begin preparing to remove these external cladding panels from the
, The Gherkin is enclosed by a unique curtain wall that combines two systems For most of its circumference on any given office floor, the building is encased by an exterior curtain wall of clear diamond shaped double glazed panels as well as an interior curtain wall of rectangular single glazed panels fitted
, At least high rise buildings across England have failed fire safety tests conducted in the aftermath of the horrifying fire that killed at least people inside Grenfell Tower in the North Kensington area of London As many as buildings throughout the U.K may have the same type of exterior cladding
, The Bath factory was given a Grade II listing because of its innovative modular construction and demountable facade system, which enables the external panels and windows to be interchanged depending on the activities taking pace inside Grimshaw also designed the Blue Building for Herman Miller in
, In this exclusive movie, architect Rafael Vi?oly talks to Dezeen about Firstsite, a visual arts centre wrapped in golden metal that he has completed in Colchester, England Firstsite by Rafael Vi?oly Architects These copper aluminium cladding panels create diagonal stripes across the curved exterior walls of
, Three days after the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, much of the media coverage of the tragedy is now focusing on the possible causes much speculation that the cladding, added to the building during a recent refurbishment, could have helped the fire to spread rapidly up the exterior of
, Lindsay had the misfortune of parking his luxury car across the street from the office building for an hour the Jaguar now has melted panels, mirrors and other parts You can t The building designed by internationally renowned architect Rafael Vi?oly is a dramatic edifice with curved exterior walls.
, The architects specified Old Country Building Stone (Smoky Mountain color) for the main exterior walls and as an accent in the foyer For dramatic effect, the stone was laid in a sleek coursed pattern as opposed to the standard ashlar pattern The stone s rugged split face texture and linear lines creates a
, The addition of an interior, non load bearing wall is a simple and affordable project that allows you to update the layout of your house from the sides you intend to put wall board on, run your screws in on the wide side of the two by four, leaving nothing but a completely flat wall for the wallboard to rest on
, Large panels of glass set into the zigzagging ceiling and rear wall of the extension look out into a secluded garden and the treetops of the park Folds House by Bureau de Change Architects The poise of the roof offers natural points for the placement of generous skylights, bringing light into the living area,
, A flame spread test identified a key issue in relevant to the UK s Grenfell Tower fire In some cases, a curtain wall is erected, spaced some inches away from the ends of the floor slabs Combustible cladding is generally accepted in all countries for the exterior walls of single family houses.
, The cladding used in the recent renovation of the west London tower was the cheaper of two options offered for the job by manufacturer Omnis, The key question now is whether the overall design of the building s complete exterior was properly tested and subsequently signed off by the relevant
, According to a New York Times article, there are at least buildings in Britain that use combustible cladding material similar to that used on Grenfell It refers to the building construction types (I, II, III, and IV) concerning exterior wall coverings and allows for combustible exterior wall covering not to
, The tower in north Kensington, London was built in and contained flats, thought to be home to between and people It underwent an ￡million refurbishment last year with external cladding put on for insulation purposes as part of a series of improvements enhancing the energy
, In both cases, while Rydon was the main contractor, it subcontracted the design and installation of the external cladding to Harley Facades Local authorities across the UK have been urgently reviewing cladding on high rise buildings and blocks have reportedly been identified as not meeting fire safety