Outside Comfort Zone – Spring 2019

It’s been a while since you last received an edition of OCZ and I can assure you, it’s been worth the wait. After our love with timber in the last issue, we have restored normal service with a good mix of installs and guidance to help you design and plan your next canopy installation. There is a bit of a ‘back to basics’ feel with this edition. It’s easy to lose sight of the core purpose of canopies as we … Continue reading

The November edition of the Outside Comfort Zone should have just landed on your desk!

In this latest edition, we talk about our recent install at Bournemouth University. This ground breaking project uses energy generating solar canopies to help the University develop a green and sustainable dynamic to its new transport hub.  There is also an informative case study which talks about the brief, solution and installation at Jo Richardson Community School. If you are looking for a solution to cover a large space then this will be of interest to you. We also discuss … Continue reading

Outside Comfort Zone – August edition out now!

The August edition of our dedicated newsletter for architects, Outside Comfort Zone, has just been finished. Watch out for it landing on your desk soon! This month we look at how the benefits of solar energy can be harnessed by clever use of panels in canopies and carports. Recent government announcements to develop battery technology and end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 add further impetus to the adoption of solar as a central energy source for … Continue reading

The 3 C’s of BIM – Cost savings, Collaboration opportunities & Clash detection

The NBS BIM Library is expanding every day as more approved BIM Objects are added. For architects, contractors and manufacturers there are many benefits in this new world of Building Information Modelling (BIM). The three key opportunities are: Cost and time savings The NBS BIM Library allows architects to select products and effectively ‘build the project, before they build the project’. This saves time on product assessment and decision making, reduces costs by minimising errors and will increase efficiencies in … Continue reading