Carpet That’s Seen But Not Heard

Sharni Verity, Marketing Executive at Heckmondwike FB, discusses how specifying carpet can address acoustic issues in offices.

One of the most common complaints in office environments is the inability to work due to noise pollution.  Hard flooring, such as timber, tile or laminates can contribute to the problem, especially where an office is open plan or has several storeys.

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Our new blog – Specifier Marketing 2.0

We've decided the time was right to separate our blog content in order to provide a better experience for both specifiers and building product marketers.

From today, all of our articles on marketing and selling building products through digital channels will be found on our new Specifier Marketing 2.0 blog - http://marketing.specifiedby.com

All articles on specification, design, building products, productivity and general news will remain here.

If you subscribed to receive updates for Building Product Manufacturers you have already been set up to receive updates from the new marketing blog.

To kick off the new blog, we've just shared an article looking at a new feature we've just launched specifically for building product marketers on SpecifiedBy: Automated Reporting, check it out.

We hope this move will make it easier for both audiences to find the topics they are interested in.

Carpets: What a difference colour can make

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It is an increasingly widely recognised fact that the environment you work in every day has an influence on how productive you are.

Research* has shown that colour in the workplace can encourage creativity, productivity and give a boost to morale.  Some colours have been found to actually raise productivity levels and to minimise fatigue and improve team working.

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Building Regulations, British Standards and an Information Paper – What do they all mean for Stair Nosings?

This is a guest post from the technical team at Quantum Flooring Solutions. You can find them on SpecifiedBy, Twitter or visit their website here.

There are five documents, which give guidance for the design of stairs (and application of associated Stair Nosings) for use in buildings with public or shared use:

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Passivhaus: Just for Energy Geeks and Treehuggers. Isn’t it?

This is a guest post by Architect, Elrond Burrell, where he shares why Passivhaus is so important to the construction industry and beyond.

Passivhaus is known as the worlds leading energy efficiency standard for buildings. It drives building energy consumption down as much as 90%. This means paying very close attention to how a building is designed, detailed and constructed to ensure energy is used efficiently and not wasted. It means undertaking very detailed energy and performance modeling during the design process. This can all seem a bit complicated and geeky, so why not leave it to the geeks who love this kind of thing? And only Treehuggers are so into saving energy aren’t they?

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Building Regulations: 8 reasons our online versions are awesome

You may have already read about how and why we decided to convert all of the Building Regulations Approved Documents for England and Wales into a more user-friendly web format.

You may even have already used them. (If not you can check them out here).

Either way, we thought it would be great to highlight some of the really useful aspects of them being available in this format that you may have missed.

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