Avoiding the ill-effects of poor fenestration design

Fenestration plays a key role in determining how much energy is lost through the building envelope, and with the NHS now facing a challenging task to decarbonise its estate, it’s time to take a new view on the specification process. So says Andrew Cooper, National Specification manager at Senior Architectural Systems, the UK’s largest privately-owned aluminium fenestration solutions provider, who here takes a look at some of the key things to consider.

Hard-wearing door range providing lifecycle savings

In 2023, Hampshire-headquartered doorset design and manufacturing company, Specialist Door Solutions, launched a new fire-rated lead-lined door for hospital rooms undertaking X-ray and laser procedures, received continued business from NHS Trusts across the UK, and hosted a visit from Lord Markham CBE and senior members of the New Hospital Programme (NHP) team – during which the Minister said the programme was an opportunity for suppliers to form partnerships. HEJ editor, Jonathan Baillie, recently visited SDS to learn more about its ‘unique approach’ to door design and manufacture.

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