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Sky opens up to timber

Media behemoth Sky’s marketing tag is ‘believe in better’, so expectations were high for the design of its flagship HQ building. Ray Philpott finds out if it lives up to the hype Sky Central in Osterley, Middlesex, is an impressive... View Article

Seamless autopilot living

With smart home technologies offering seamless control and improved efficiencies, architects need to look at integrating them into buildings, argues Loxone’s Omid Nikroo. With every passing year, the number – and complexity of – systems available which are designed to... View Article

PM announces extra £2bn for council housebuilding

Prime Minister Theresa May announced an additional £2bn of affordable housebuilding as part of her “mission” to solve the housing crisis, at a speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. In addition to heralding a “new generation of council... View Article

A new website for a new era in composite covers

In 1980 Fibrelite launched the world’s first composite manhole cover. In 2017, as the UK prepares for a record £500 billion infrastructure spend, Fibrelite’s ultra-customisable composite covers and underground enclosures remain the industry standard. As demand for stronger, lighter and... View Article

Devon development shows benefits of OMNIE Underfloor heating

A high quality residential development, being undertaken in one of Devon’s most sought after locations, is making extensive use of underfloor heating systems from the well proven and very versatile OMNIE range.  The four properties at Clearwater Court in Clyst... View Article

Learning fast

Two of five new schools being provided for Aberdeenshire feature the extensive use of a hybrid glulam and CLT system providing a wide range of benefits for flexible learning environments. Eve Dennehy reports for ADF In April 2012 Aberdeenshire Council... View Article

Eradicating defects

In an age of construction management and rising compensation claims, it’s advisable to engage solid expertise across the supply chain, says Redland’s David Patrick. A2015 survey by the House Builders Federation and the National House Building Council (NHBC) revealed 93... View Article

Elite Sher joins Bryden Wood as Virtual Reality Development Lead

Elite Sher has joined Bryden Wood as Virtual Reality (VR) development lead. Prior to this she worked as an innovation programmer and designer for Microsoft. Elite is an experienced, multidisciplinary software developer, creative technologist and designer, who specialises in developing... View Article
6a architect’s innovative Photography Studio for Juergen Teller, for which Gowercroft Joinery provided bespoke windows and doors, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Stirling Prize

Gowercroft project is shortlisted for the 2017 Stirling Prize

6a architect’s innovative Photography Studio for Juergen Teller, for which Gowercroft Joinery provided bespoke windows and doors, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Stirling Prize, which recognises the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in... View Article

Why the oldest window frame material is the modern choice

As the industry searches for new alternatives to PVCu, Tony Pell of The Wood Window alliance investigates the resurgence of timber window frames Architects appreciate the look and feel of high quality materials, but are naturally attracted to innovative ideas,... View Article
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