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Door closers are good for health

Available in standard and free swing versions, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers are totally concealed when the door is closed, delivering a host of benefits in aesthetics, hygiene, safety and well-being that are proving extremely popular with specifiers, clinicians and... View Article

BSRIA in partnership with EU H2020 Built2Spec project

BSRIA is delighted to announce that it is working in collaboration with the EU on a Horizon 2020research project titled Built2Spec which was launched in 2015 and fundamentally aims to reduce the gap between the design and build performance of... View Article

The SBID Awards 2017 now open for submissions

The 2017 SBID International Design Awards is now open for submissions. Consistent in its quest to recognise, reward and celebrate global interior design excellence, from the ultra-luxurious to new and innovative, the 2017 edition promises to bring even bolder and... View Article

Contemporary restoration transforms highland farmhouse

Moxon Architects has breathed new life into Coldrach, a formerly derelict farmhouse in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Situated at Crathie in the Lochnagar National Scenic Area, Coldrach is an 18th century farmhouse that has been sensitively... View Article

Local architects deliver energy centre entirely in BIM

A new £8m landmark energy centre, which will supply low-cost power to homes and businesses across Gateshead, becomes the first of its kind in the north east after being delivered entirely in BIM by a local architect. Ryton-based Gradon Architecture... View Article

Visit us at Ecobuild 2017

Ecobuild has officially begun and netMAGmedia are exhibiting – come and see us on Stand F137 where we are distributing our magazines ADF (Architects’ Datafile), Housebuilder & Developer, Selfbuilder & Homemaker and Housing Management & Maintenance. ADF (Architects Datafile) is... View Article

Island Life – JW Marriott Venice resort and spa

James Parker interviews the architect behind an award-winning hotel masterplanning project on a Venetian island which sensitively re-used a variety of old buildings in an elegant new context. An artificial island in Venice’s lagoon is the location of a new... View Article

Pumping station selection

Pump specialist T-T Pumps look at what specifiers need to know when it comes to sewage pumping stations. Selecting a pumping system can be a complex and time-consuming task which can involve several hundred calculations to ensure optimum efficiency, reliability... View Article

The natural alternative: healthy results

With greater focus placed on healthier environments in addition to performance and sustainability, there has been increasing interest in lesser-known technologies. Mark Lynn describes the compelling benefits of natural insulation. We have long been familiar with the use of natural... View Article

Seeing the light on solar control

Adrian Adams of Saint Gobain Building Glass UK explains how the latest solar control glass can help create bright interiors without the heat or glare. Maximising daylight is now considered fundamental to good design as it enhances the comfort of the... View Article

Vinyl is back in fashion

From music to flooring, vinyl has made a comeback, and it is more versatile than ever. Flooring specialists Gerflor examine the trends . Bold design statements can either pay off stunningly well or, much like the derided 1970s pebble-dash, backfire... View Article

Croydon’s Cultural Quarter gets go-ahead from planners

The plans for Croydon’s new cultural quarter, designed by Rick Mather Architects as one of the largest regeneration projects ever seen in the borough, have received planning consent. The College Green development will see the 8 hectare Fair Field area next to... View Article

Ask the architects – Brexit

Brexit raises a host of questions and issues for UK architectural practices, not least on the future for their EU-national employees. Norman Hayden asked a selection of key players for their thoughts as the UK heads into a new phase.... View Article

Future Watch – Teodora Lyumbomirova on acoustics

With the housing crisis forcing developers to build homes at higher density, Teodora Lyubomirova examines how architects and clients need to look beyond the limitations of current regulations to achieve good acoustics Since the last substantial change to Approved Document... View Article
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