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Let's bee clear about... protecting history

Let's bee clear about... protecting history

Wednesday 4th March 2020

Rebecca Goldsmith explains how clearer indoor air quality can help preserve some of our most precious pieces of history…

A constant preoccupation for conservationists and museum curators, the clarity of indoor air can significantly affect the lifespan of ancient or fragile objects—in much the same way as people feel the effects of poor indoor air quality!

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Let's bee clear about... maintaining the best indoor air quality in hospital environments.

Let's bee clear about... maintaining the best indoor air quality in hospital environments.

Wednesday 4th March 2020

MEDITE SMARTPLY Product Marketing Executive Rebecca Goldsmith investigates…

In the interests of ensuring the safety of both construction workers and building occupants, formaldehyde-based resins in construction materials have always been a preoccupation for built environment professionals.

But this is especially important when it comes to designing and specifying for sensitive environments such as hospitals and health care centres.

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Setting a new precedent: MEDITE SMARTPLY not only meets but exceeds emissions standards

Monday 17th February 2020

Since 2001, MEDITE SMARTPLY has always manufactured its entire SMARTPLY OSB range with absolutely no added formaldehyde as standard, alongside technically specialised no added formaldehyde MEDITE MDF panel solutions.

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Leading the way in wellbeing and sustainability

Tuesday 11th February 2020

We spend around 90 percent of our lives indoors; more than enough time for each and every building we encounter over our lifetime to have a tangible impact on our quality of life.

In the time since the first green building rating system was established—BREEAM in 1990—we have come to recognise the potential for buildings to not only safeguard but actively promote health and wellbeing as well as sustainability.

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Can MDF help me to achieve a healthier home?

Can MDF help me to achieve a healthier home?

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Today’s environmentally aware society is revolutionising the way we think about building, construction and design.

Being environmentally aware doesn’t just mean caring about the outside environment; it also means being conscious of the environments we create indoors.

For developers, publicly displaying ‘green’ credentials is fast becoming a must to win new business, while work on both new buildings and renovations now come with preoccupations over the sustainability of a project, the products used, and the health and wellbeing of the eventual occupants.

With advances in technology, this positive environmental focus has led to the production of a wealth of innovative new products to help sustain the creation of safer, healthy environments for people at home and at work every day, while preserving natural environments outside.

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Zero added formaldehyde: why MEDITE CLEAR is the safe option for museums and galleries

Zero added formaldehyde: why MEDITE CLEAR is the safe option for museums and galleries

Monday 26th November 2018

The use of formaldehyde-based resins in construction materials has become standard practice because of various benefits such as low cost, and in wood-based products, dimensional stability.

However, it’s also a growing cause for concern due to health problems caused by the release of formaldehyde both over time and when cutting wood materials containing these resins, as is the case for many MDF panels.

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BREEAM and responsible product sourcing

BREEAM and responsible product sourcing

Thursday 11th October 2018

The construction and maintenance of buildings relies on the extraction and utilisation of the earth’s limited natural resources. If we don’t adopt more sustainable forestry and building practices worldwide, there will be problems.

 With responsible management, timber is a 100% renewable natural resource. However, a recent study by the WWF found that we may have only a decade of timber left, due to huge levels of unsustainable deforestation.

 This is one of the reasons why some responsible developers are demanding that their buildings are designed and built to meet the requirements of environmental assessment certification schemes such as BREEAM.

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Creating Safe, Healthy Environments with MEDITE SMARTPLY

Creating Safe, Healthy Environments with MEDITE SMARTPLY

Friday 5th October 2018

For developers, publicly displaying ‘green’ credentials is fast becoming a must to win new business, while work on both new buildings and renovations now come with preoccupations over the sustainability of a project, the products used, and the health and wellbeing of the eventual occupants. 

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Maintaining air quality with MEDITE CLEAR!

Maintaining air quality with MEDITE CLEAR!

Friday 6th July 2018

It’s official: 22 Bishopsgate is not only the tallest building in London - after The Shard- but also the first “shell and core” office building in the UK to apply for the International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Building Standard ®.

The fact that one of the tallest buildings in Europe is being built to comply with a wellness standard is a sign that developers are starting to change the way that they think about the design and construction of buildings in order to attract occupiers.

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Ecobuild 2018 Round Up

Ecobuild 2018 Round Up

Tuesday 27th March 2018

With the dust now just about settled following an action packed few days at the ExCel for Ecobuild 2018, we’re taking the time to look back at some of our highlights from the event.

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