The Multi Comfort approach is a way of designing, building and renovating our homes, workplaces, schools and other buildings to deliver improved comfort and wellbeing for everyone
The latest studies, research and expert opinion on how buildings can affect our wellbeing
The Horticultural Trades Association’s new campaign ‘Gardening is Good for You’ explores the benefits of gardening and why it’s good for our physical and mental health and wellbeing.
As part of the Clean Air Strategy the Government has outlined steps to reduce emissions from the home – but how can we design and build our properties to improve indoor air quality in general?
Tom Jarman calls for transformational thinking on how new housing is delivered in the UK and challenges the sector to build good quality, high-performing, thermally comfortable homes.
In England, around 2.5 million people face fuel poverty and reports show 300,000 more households have started the winter in debt to their energy supplier compared to last year.
With the Met Office warning of harsh weather conditions in the lead up to Christmas, what can people do to keep their homes warm this winter – and why is it so important?
Different types of light can impact students’ concentration and behaviour in different ways. Here we explore what the best types of light are when designing schools for visual comfort.
Saint-Gobain’s design concept to deliver comfort and wellbeing
Like all mammals, we are relatively fragile beings, so we have come up with various strategies, to protect ourselves from the outside environment.
The building environment, which acts as a filter between the inside and the outside, gradually became more sophisticated.
A ‘comfortable’ acoustic environment can be defined by the quality of sounds we want to hear and the absence of sounds we don’t want to hear.
Though we are now able to provide adequate artificial lighting day and night, it is well established that daylight and a view to the outside are essential to our wellbeing.
The latest information on real buildings being built to deliver comfort and wellbeing
Saint-Gobain is proud to announce that the UK's first Multi Comfort building has been shortlisted in the Construction News Sustainable Project of the Year awards
The overall space gives you a sense of, to coin a phrase, comfort, it’s a calmness that’s created by the geometry, which I think is really clever.Peter Caplehorn, Deputy CEO of Construction Products Association
Solutions delivering Thermal, Acoustic, Visual and Indoor-Air Comfort
Vario® XtraSafe helps to enhance the thermal performance of the building by removing unwanted draughts whilst protecting the building structure from damage caused by moisture.
A new technology added to Thistle PureFinish plaster and Gyptone and Rigitone ceiling products.
It is designed specifically to decompose formaldehyde emissions into non-harmful inert compounds, thus eliminating the risk of re-emission.
Proplas provides a stylish and practical alternative to more traditional methods of decoration such as tiles or paint.
Cast iron above ground drainage systems kitemark approved to BS EN877.
A high impact-resistant partition system for use where a more durable solution is required.