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The benefits of underfloor air plenums in your office space

Simply put, underfloor air plenums are the empty space between the raised access floor and the structure flooring of the building which are used to improve the air quality and efficiency within a room. These air plenums are most commonly used within office environments which are built upon raised access flooring. There is often confusion [...]

2020-04-01T09:16:07+00:00 March 30th, 2020|

Adjusting a raised floor

The installation of a raised access floor is a complex and intricate process. It’s often the case that there are a number of adjustments that need to be made after the flooring has been installed. Due to the specific skills required, the installation and any subsequent adjustments should be carried out by appropriately qualified installers [...]

2020-02-27T13:34:10+00:00 February 27th, 2020|

What is the Considerate Constructors Scheme?

Not everyone welcomes being next to a building site. While many construction sites are run by considerate people who care about their neighbours and the environment, there are always a few bad apples that ruin it for everyone. Common problems caused by poorly run sites include: Delivery vehicles parked on the pavement Safety fences that [...]

2020-02-27T13:34:19+00:00 January 23rd, 2020|

Benefits of aisle containment in data centres

The cost of controlling temperatures is one of the largest expenses in running data centres. IT equipment units give off heat as they run, but excess heat can damage the hardware. Aisle containment offers a practical solution allowing for greater efficiency at reduced running costs. Aisle containment works through separating hot and cold air in [...]

2020-01-23T12:38:48+00:00 December 20th, 2019|

Exposed ceilings and access floors

Exposed ceilings are a crucial feature of the increasingly popular industrial office design. The modern office environment has evolved due to the needs of a Millennial-dominated workforce and the new workplace culture of today. Walled offices and traditional cubicle spaces are a thing of the past. Today’s offices are designed to be more open and [...]

2020-02-27T13:34:30+00:00 November 26th, 2019|

Daylighting and access floors

Daylighting, the practice of allowing natural light to enter a building, has tremendous benefits to the people who inhabit the space. The idea behind daylighting is to use natural light as the primary source of daytime illumination, whether it’s brilliant sunlight or muted overcast light. The effect is to bring the outside world into the [...]

2019-10-28T13:19:09+00:00 October 28th, 2019|

How to make your floors impressive AND functional

When it comes to first impressions of your business space – be it an office, manufacturing floor, or retail area – one of the first things people notice is the flooring. Unfortunately, it is often the last thing businesses will spend time and money on in the belief that as long as it is safe [...]

2019-09-26T10:17:53+00:00 September 26th, 2019|

Everything you need to know about raised floors

If you have been wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to raised access flooring or have been considering having it installed in your office or retail space, then you will no doubt have plenty of questions that you want answers to. To help, we have put together a quick but comprehensive [...]

2020-03-10T10:55:29+00:00 August 27th, 2019|

What to think about when considering installing an external raised floor

We have talked a lot about raised flooring for internal use – such as in data centres, offices, retail spaces, etc. It is probably the most widespread use of a raised floor. However, external raised floors are gaining in popularity and for an increasingly widening array of uses. We explore the external use of raised [...]

2019-07-26T13:54:49+00:00 July 26th, 2019|

Impact of directional air flow on data centres

Over the years technology has improved markedly. It has also improved at lightning speed, and the IT data and server rooms that were built just a decade ago are now more likely than not operating at something less than optimum. The kinds of changes we are talking about include the increased heat outputs of IT [...]

2019-06-28T14:04:39+00:00 June 28th, 2019|