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Important changes regarding Styrofoam

There are significant changes underway in the supply of Styrofoam the market leading extruded polystyrene. The European Union has adopted a regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases which are used in key applications including the production of Styrofoam extruded polystyrene foam. The use of such gases is to be restricted as of January 2020. In preparation […]


Bespoke Panels – Anything Is Possible!

We take it for granted in our everyday lives, but CNC routing, shaping and cutting of panels is everywhere around us, playing a role in creating products that are decorative, functional and innovative. These panels may be used for building facades, for playground equipment, for restaurant furniture, right through to lockers and cubicles used in […]


Taking a Leisurely Approach to Refurbishment

According to leisure market research company the Leisure Database, there are more leisure facilities, gyms and swimming pools than ever before in the UK. With an increasing number of gyms and fitness centres opening up, it is becoming even more important to invest in the changing rooms as a way to attract and retain customers. […]


Fire Safety – A Hot Topic

Fires in tall buildings, in the UK and throughout the world, have heightened awareness of safety concerns involving the use of façade cladding on buildings. This has led to some tragic loss of life, as well as extensive damage to buildings and loss of property for homes and businesses. Here in the UK, Building Regulations […]


New Office Building Enhanced with Siberian Larch from Panel Systems

Panel Systems has supplied Siberian Larch timber clad panels to provide a striking effect to the façade of a new office and warehouse facility in Wells, Somerset. The new building is the UK headquarters for Swedish company TePe, which designs and manufactures oral hygiene products. Panel Systems fabricated the 37 insulated timber panels, which had […]


Timber cladding rises to the top

Timber cladding is now more popular than ever with building designers and architects so it’s no surprise that a growing number of timber clad buildings can be seen within our towns and cities. With naturally appealing tones, architects are favouring the use of this material in order to create aesthetically pleasing building designs. A timber […]


Panels are a Sound Feature of Refurbished Airport Building

Sheffield-based Panel Systems, a leading manufacturer of decorative and composite panels, has recently supplied aluminium faced Aluglaze panels in metallic silver for London City Airport’s Terminal Building refurbishment. Panel Systems manufactured 170m2 of Aluglaze panels, which feature powder coated or anodised aluminium bonded to an insulated core. In addition to the high performance insulated core […]


UK Construction Week – Did It Help the Industry to Work More Closely Together?

UK Construction Week 2016 has recently taken place, involving thousands of construction professionals from across the industry and attracting over 650 exhibitors and around 24,000 trade visitors. The event is well supported by trade associations, alongside major architecture practices, building product firms and contractors and has established itself as a must-attend series of exhibitions for […]


Rise and Rise of Timber Cladding

Timber clad buildings can increasingly be seen within our towns and cities, where they create a striking aesthetic. Timber, with its naturally appealing tones, visually softens the stark appearance of large expanses of glass and concrete. Architects appreciate the aesthetics of the material, its ability to bring natural warmth and comfort to a project and […]

National Maintenance Week

National Maintenance Week

So recently (20-27th November) the country celebrated National Maintenance Week, which means there is no excuse to put off carrying out any essential upgrades or refurbishment work to your home. But where to start? The main issues people have are how to keep warm during winter (whilst keeping heating bills low!) and how to create […]