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
Covid-19 and the lockdown has made many of us use our homes in different ways, and highlighted the need for functional, flexible and comfortable spaces. Here we look at the new home trends and what this could mean for architects and property developers.
The EPC is supposed to be a rating of energy performance, but for the average homebuyer, it may be assumed as a comfort metric. Especially as aspects like low wall U-values indicate to buyers that the property is better insulated and warmer during heating periods.
Research suggests we’re spending an extra hour cooking each day due to the coronavirus lockdown - and we’re exposed on average to 19 per cent more particulate pollution as a result. Here, we look at indoor air quality and how we can improve it.
Because hay fever is caused by pollen, people may find their symptoms get worse when they’re outdoors. But why do some hay fever sufferers still experience it indoors and how can we design our homes to reduce the effects?
With multigenerational living on the rise and newbuilds typically getting smaller, how can we design and build homes so they’re flexible and make the best use of space?
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
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.
Feel comfortable and cool regardless of the day and weather. Experience the benefits of natural daylight without glare. Feel its impact on your productivity in an office, your learning process in a school or university or the healing process in hospitals.